Remko Westerbeek to join the core start-up creation team of serial entrepreneur Jan Lagast.
Why start-ups succeed ?
The answer to this question is not new: team, team, and team. It is also very true. A disfunctional team gets noticed by clients. Business continuity fundamentally depends on the team. Vice versa, a great team is one of the best success factors for start-ups. That’s why investors prefer start-ups with a great team … and that’s also why we decided to attract Remko Westerbeek as our Team Architect.
Remko Westerbeek joins the club
Remko is a great HR coach with a lot of experience in the successful coaching of both sales, and R&D teams. Lagast: “My field of expertise is marketing and technology. I create new ideas for new start-ups. Remko is one of the few teams and people experts, who also knows a lot about technology and business. He ensures the right teams continue to work in the right way, in each of the start-ups that we create.”
Until last year, Westerbeek was the global HR manager at a renowned market leader in climate control in Hoek Van Holland. At the start of his career though, he was running a technology start-up in the South of France, long before the term start-up even existed. Westerbeek: “I am attracted by the combination of entrepreneurship, with the intention to create impact, and the coaching of techno-commercial teams. And that is exactly the sweet spot of Jan’s start-ups.”
Lagast and Westerbeek have been working for some months to shape the teams of Idlegcy. Idlegcy is one of the start-ups that Lagast acquired, when he left investment company Participium. “The cooperation with Remko last Summer was so fruitful, that we decided to cooperate on a structural basis,” says Lagast. “With the purpose to create value for clients and investors. And to create impact on the planet.”