In this episode of the ‘Where People Meet’ podcast, we are joined by Merijn van Buuren, Founder & CEO of Event Mender. Event Mender is an online marketplace simplifying the search for event management solutions, which allows event planners to easily compare and select the best event solutions on the market.
Merijn starts off by sharing his background in the meetings and events industry, and discusses how the pandemic prompted him to pivot and position himself in the rapidly changing environment. He also talks about his previous venture, Virtual Positive, and its closure. He then dives into the founding journey of Event Mender, explaining the need he identified in the market and his unique approach to addressing it. Highlighting the successes and challenges encountered during the platform's development, Merijn offers valuable advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. He concludes the episode emphasizes the importance of networking, leveraging communities, and maintaining a grounded perspective.
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