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About Me, Myself & I

Jasper Versteege

Jasper Versteege

Positive / Creative / Analytical / Entrepreneurial

Hello, I’m a philosopher and entrepreneur from Amsterdam who is turning himself into a programmer.

As philosopher it is in my nature to develop concepts, systems and strategies. As entrepreneur I've learned to turn thoughts into actions, because you can only reach your goals by moving one step at a time. However, our future will be written in code, so I recently decided to turn my focus on learning how to program. I’ll have to go from the front-end to the back-end, and back again, but luckily I’m a fast learner.

I love to deliver working end-products and I can be of value within every project, but I’m at my best when I can use my creative mind to turn challenging problems into concrete solutions. Looking forward to meet you!

32
Years
4
Languages
1
Championship
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Things That Drive Me

My ultimate dream is to become a philanthropist and to have a positive influence on the world. Not to become a man of great success, but to become a man of great value for humanity. And hopefully I will walk on the moon one day!

Wisdom

Philosophy means 'love for wisdom'. This means you cannot posses wisdom, you can only strive for it. I try to acquire knowledge in all areas of life, but my main interests lie in economics, politics and history. My favorite philosopher is probably Socrates: at least, all quotes on my resume are his!

Innovation

I have a very broad general interest in both my personal and working life, but I’ve come to learn that I'm triggered most by innovative solutions and new technologies. Things like human space travel, block chain, and the collaborative economy will have a big impact on our future.

Sports

Almost all sports can be inspiring. Unfortunately we don't have time to practice all of them, but you could cross my path on the field/court while I'm playing football or squash; and in the wild when I'm cycling or snowboarding. I also visit the Amsterdam Arena regularly to support my club: Ajax!

'Gezelligheid'

The Dutch word 'gezelligheid' is considered an untranslatable, and it is is deeply ingrained into Dutch culture. I enjoy and search for it in all its forms: whether I'm playing board games, going out dancing, having dinner with friends or spending quality time with family!

"Try not to become a man of success. Rather try to become a man of value."

Things I've Done And Loved

My main accomplishment is launching the world's first crowd lottery. My biggest setback is having to close down operations because I ran out of funds. However, in the process I've learned a lot about (Crowd) Funding, Strategy, Branding, Development and Marketing!

2011 - 2016
(Crowd) Funding, Strategy, Branding, Development, Marketing

Startup: the lottery of the 21st century

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2014 - 2015
Strategy, Branding, Marketing

Content Marketing: the CROWD series

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2014 - 2016
(Crowd) Funding, Strategy

Crowd Funding: success and failure

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My Curriculum Vitae

Work
Experience

"Let him that would move the world first move himself." - Socrates

  • Present Apr 2016

    Digital Agent

    Verstige Consultancy

    Working as a hands-on consultant that helps people and companies move forward in the fields of (Crowd) Funding, Strategy, Branding, Development and Marketing.

  • Apr 2016 Nov 2011

    Founder & Ambassador of Luck

    Crowdlottery.com

    Founder of a social enterprise that attempted to disrupt the traditional lottery market. The goals was to create better chances for everyone in a social & transparent way. As single founder I have acquired valuable experience in every business field. I obtained a Maltese gaming license, launched a successful crowdfunding campaign, reached players in 23 countries and paid out more than 40k.

  • Oct 2013 Jun 2009

    Creative Director Supermodels

    IEX Media

    Responsible for everything related to Supermodels.nl at IEX Media. Supermodels.nl is the worlds largest information repository of relevant fashion models and is intended for supermodel fans as well as industry professionals. Learned what it takes to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Sep 2007 Jul 2007

    Marketing Coordinator

    IEX Media

    Summer stand-in; making sure all operations at marketing and sales kept going. Learned valuable basic marketing lessons.

  • Jun 2009 Dec 2006

    Data Manager

    IEX Media

    Controlling the incoming stream of financial data and managing the stock trading game taught me a lot about responsibility. Being the first point-of-contact for players of the stock trading game gave me insights into customer satisfaction.

  • Oct 2006 Mar 2006

    Account Manager

    Alex Investment Bank

    Learned about account management and what it takes to acquire new ones at Alex Investors Bank.

  • 2006 1996

    Jack-of-all-Trades

    Multiple Companies

    I've worked in Floriculture, Production, Sales, Hospitality, Promotion & Courier Services. Learned that you need to move yourself in order to move the world.


Education
& Certifications

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates

  • 2010 2009

    Minor Entrepreneurial Studies

    University of Amsterdam

    Minor focused on entrepreneurship that resulted in the launch of a company with fellow students: Led By Light. LBL Company was an attempt to start up a company in affordable and theft-proof LED-lights for bicycles.

  • 2010 2005

    Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy

    University of Amsterdam

    Major focused on finding the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. The answer is 42 ;-). With a focus on Eastern & Political Philosophy.

  • 2008 2006

    Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics

    Free University Amsterdam

    Attempt to take on a second study next to Philosophy. Unfortunately I was not successful because I failed to pass a propaedeutic mathematics course.

  • 2003 1996

    Pre-University General Secondary Education (VWO)

    Oscar Romero College Hoorn

    The highest variant in the general secondary educational system of the Netherlands. Studied the 'Economy & Society' profile.


Presentations & Publications

"I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think." - Socrates

The Crowd Lottery Principles - 2015

Part of my 'CROWD' SlideShare series. Text and design by me.

4233 views

The time of the crowd lottery has come - 2015

Part of my 'CROWD' SlideShare series. Text and design by me.

1885 views

Why the world is ready for the crowdlottery - 2014

Part of my 'CROWD' SlideShare series. Text and design by me.

10954 views

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As Non-Executive Director of Crowdlottery.com I can say that launching the crowd lottery concept and obtaining a gambling license is a very impressive achievement that shows Jasper’s vision and perseverance.

Willem van Oort

eGaming Consultant @ Gran Via Online

In my role as Key Official of Crowdlottery.com I’ve come to know Jasper as a scrupulous and dedicated startup director who shows tremendous entrepreneurial spirit and an eagerness to innovate and create new ideas.

Claudio Caruana

Associate Lawyer @ ARQ Group

As former colleague and angel investor in the crowd lottery concept I can testify that Jasper is a person of complete integrity that gets things done. He has always been very open about the challenges he faced.

Martijn Pennekamp

Founder @ Full Financial Services

Jasper has worked satisfactorily in different roles at IEX Media over the years, and managed Supermodels.nl without the need to take him by the hand.

Peter van Sommeren

Director @ IEX Media

Our website was not functioning as it should anymore. In just one day Jasper fixed this, and helped us to improve our online presence in a great way.

Rens Benjamin

Director @ Nanterre Bouw

We needed help with our in-store displays and Jasper has proven he is very fast when it comes to finding creative solutions and delivering on time.

Niels van Holten

Marketing & E-Commerce Manager @ J-Club International

Let's explore new
horizons together

  • Address
    Wouwermanstraat 23-2
    1071 LV Amsterdam
    the Netherlands