Danny Mekić (Amsterdam, January 12, 1987) is a Dutch entrepreneur and expert in the fields of technology and internet. In 2008 he finished his education as a mediator, and writes opinion articles for the major Dutch newspapers and international media like The Financial Times, The Times and The Economist.

Biography

In 2002, at the age of 15, Mekić founded his first company – an internet company. Two years later he quit high school to fully focus on his businesses.

Nevertheless he was admitted to the University of Amsterdam in 2007, where he started with the honoursbachelor Jurisprudence with elective courses in Psychology and Economy. In 2008 he became chairman of the Student Faculty Board. Mekić is one of the most asked speakers on technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in The Netherlands.

Career

June 2009, Mekic’ was awarded as “most successful young entrepreneur of The Netherlands” by Sprout, an entrepreneurial magazine, and was rewarded as well by Quote and Elsevier, two leading magazines in The Netherlands.

In September 2010, Mekić has been appointed in an advisory board of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, that has to stimulate entrepreneurship in the educational system.

In 2011 he founded NewTeam, a Dutch, international operating consultancy agency that focusses on strategic boardroom consultancy to large organizations on technology, media and communications, and is specialized in disruptive innovations and new business models. NewTeam works for 40 of the 100 biggest organizations in The Netherlands and several government agencies, but also has customers in other countries in Europe, America and Australia.

Besides NewTeam, Danny currently focuses on running his companies HackathonFactory, InnovationRecruitment and StrategyCooker.

Danny teaches on several universities and has been invited by most Dutch Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences as a guest lecturer.

He loves playing the piano.

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