- Commercial Manager Spain
- Crop Farm Manager Sharjah
- Commercial Manager Soft Fruits
- Assistant Nursery Manager - Tasmania, Australia
- Tissue Culture Lab / Operations Manager - Victoria, Australia
- Irrigation Manager - Tasmania or Victoria
- Chief Executive Officer Hortifrut IG Berries
- Head of Operations - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Greenhouse grower / production manager - Brazil
- Experienced International Trade Specialist
Top 5 -yesterday
- Ecuador: Protests end after agreement, long-term consequences for economy
- Improvement of water quality is stagnating, what's the problem?
- Dümmen Orange shows full support for Flower Inspiration Days in Malaysia
- Colombian floriculture was awarded 2 gold medals at the AIPH 2022 International Grower of the Year Awards
- This New Zealand family has been breeding great roses since 1947
Top 5 -last week
- Update: Lasso cut fuel prices, protesters lift some blockades, but economy still largely halted
- 30% more yield in gerbera thanks to adding Nano fertilizer
- From supplying 3 months a year to Europe only to supplying worldwide year-round
- Almere residents fear they will pay for Floriade disappointment
- "Our goal is to fully automate horticulture, thereby unburdening growers"
Top 5 -last month
A roundup of the Let it Grow Bootcamp
The bootcamp programme offered six days of training in a range of topics. We kicked off with fresh insights into today’s floriculture scene – shared by Let it Grow’s founder Silke Tijkotte and Rabobank researcher Lambert van Horen – and the introduction to Lean Startup methodologies, as told by Bob Janssen and Otto Freijen.
Over the following days, mentors Bart Doorneweert and Gerwin Hogendoorn shared their expertise in Business Modelling, while Robbert van Geldrop, Evelien Al and Lars Crama dived deep into Experiment Design and Agile Working. Arthur Tolsma, the lead mentor of this year’s Incubation Programme, inspired startups to practise and perfect their pitching skills and set goals for the future.
There were moments for 1-on-1 coaching, as experts helped startups apply learnings to their businesses. Ambassadors of Royal FloraHolland were also open in sharing their extensive network.
An open conference for the floriculture sector
One of the bootcamp highlights came in the second week, as we hosted our own Open Conference and invited the whole floriculture sector – we got together 60+ professionals from all kinds of backgrounds. The event was set up as an ‘unconference’ – which meant the entire agenda was set by the participants based on their knowledge and what they wanted to learn or share that day.
Participants pitched their own sessions: those seeking feedback on a business challenge they’re dealing with, experts who wanted to share their knowledge and those interested in sparking a discussion of some kind. The floor voted for what they were most interested in. Then when the agenda was decided, the groups broke off with 25 minutes to dive into their topics – we saw knowledge sharing in the field of UX Design, expert ‘How to’ sessions on Raising Funding, Selling and Pricing, discussions about ‘Green in the Education System’ and ‘Circular Economy in the Floriculture Sector’. Our own futurologist Jacintha Scheerder came by to talk about horizons scanning and shared how she raises her facts. Bob Janssen closed the day with a reminder to all: “Don’t forget to look around you, there are experts everywhere. Collaborate, and learn from each other”. Many participants expressed their joy in being part of what feels like “a new movement” and the start of something bigger for the sector.
And a trip to the largest flower and plant fair in the Netherlands
On the 7th day, we went on a trip to Royal FloraHolland annual Trade Fair that took place in Aalsmeer. As the epicentre of flower and plant trading and the largest auction site in the world (spanning a massive 5,580,000 sq ft; 128 acres), it’s a spectacle for those who have never visited before.
The international horticultural sector gathers at the fair each year to network, share knowledge, get inspired and do business. This year, we set up our own Let it Grow booth in the gallery, with the mission to spread the word on our platform, initiatives and projects, as well as helping the sector – everyone from growers, innovators and businesses – connect to a new world. We also invited our Incubation Programme startups and entrepreneurs to pitch their innovations and businesses on stage to a large audience, which was greatly received.
Source: Let it Grow
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