About me

Hi! I am Stef, proud father of Maja and (co-)founder of several companies, such as Jet-Stream, Stuurlieden and Firestarters. I live in the Netherlands, in a modernized farmhouse in Drenthe. I co-founded the first internet agency in our region at age 23 and did not attend college. I produced the first webcast in 1994.

Next to my companies, I am involved in societally oriented activities, sometimes in more formal roles such as member of the board of the NOO (society of regional internet companies) and as member of the supervisory board of RTV Noord, but most of the times informally by giving presentations and lectures and by actively promoting entrepreneurship, digitization, and economic strategies in entrepreneurial and political networks.

Last but not least I am quite active in bold campaigns that promote entrepreneurship, economic growth, regional positioning, digitization, innovation and renewable energy for which I’ve done concepting, strategy, copywriting and social media campaigns, many times together with friends and entrepreneurs. See for example these campaign references (Dutch).

I will occasionally write blog articles here, sometimes in English, sometimes in Dutch, because I simply need a place to write down ideas or insights and hope they are an inspiration just as many people inspire me.


Email my first name at vdziel.com

Twitter @stefvanderziel

Copyright: sharing is cool: if you share my insights, please credit me and refer to my blog. What you learn here does not give you the right to monetize it or claim any ownership.