Diederick Van Der Wijk

Netherlands | Co-founder and Managing Director - Refugees Forward

Diederick Van Der Wijk

Netherlands | Co-founder and Managing Director - Refugees Forward

Biography

Diederick studied International Relations at the University of Amsterdam and International Management at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Upon graduation, together with his college roommate David Hwan, Diederick founded Refugees Forward in Amsterdam to foster economic independence, grow talent, and inspire innovation among newcomers by supporting them in building businesses. Having successfully completed their first incubator programs in 2018 and two programs in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Refugees Forward will be able to assist 200 newcomers by 2020 in setting up their enterprises in the Netherlands and other cities in Western Europe.

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