The participants



Thijs Manders


With his self-founded company – TMC – Thijs Manders introduced a revolutionary concept in secondment. The ‘Employeneurship-model’ offers highly qualified technology professionals the security of a permanent contract with the excitement and freedom of entrepreneurship. TMC’s innovative business model has demonstrated its value through its exceptional growth, both in The Netherlands and internationally.

By watching TMC grow from its modest beginnings in 2000 to the flourishing global company it is today, I have experienced entrepreneurship in all its forms. In 2012, I was able to broaden my role as TMC’s founder and acting CEO, and I could realize my greatest passion: inspiring and coaching new entrepreneurs, in a company that makes a difference. My focus is on personality and business, rather than financial spreadsheets, so that the entrepreneurs can continue to innovate and to develop themselves to the fullest.”"

Thijs Manders Founder & President TMC