Monique von Schaeck lived in Silicon Valley when her son was born deaf, and she learned that you can’t predict the future. Now he lives in LA and is the CFO of Ava, an AI startup that develops closed captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing. “If you have the chance, do it. You can always go back.
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June 7, 2023
Diversity leads to greater innovation, efficiency and a stronger economy. Stimulating female entrepreneurship is one of the ways to achieve this. The American West Coast plays a pioneering role in this area, and it also attracts many aspiring Dutch women. In this video series, you’ll hear how seven Dutch women in San Francisco and Los Angeles are making their American dream come true.
With a degree in business administration, Monique Van Schaeck moved to the vibrant location 11 years ago Startup ecosystem In Silicon Valley. Always looking for adventure, he advises other entrepreneurs to be open to new experiences and opportunities because planning 5 years ahead is difficult. “No one can take that experience away from you. It will enrich your life.”
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Now working for an inclusive tech startup, he sees how much American companies are making inclusion a part of their strategy. “Everyone has a different background because customers have different backgrounds. To appeal to your customer base, this should also come from the employees.
In this 7-part video series for De Ondernemer, you’ll hear from passionate Dutch women how to do business on the American West Coast. Along with that Dutch Embassy In San Francisco, a new video comes online every week. The US Embassy helps Dutch entrepreneurs do business in the US.
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