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Michael Dooijes

Michael Dooijes

Startup Liaison Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco


Michael Dooijes is an international banking executive and innovator with extensive entrepreneurial experience. In the 2014 list of Bank Innovation, he is one of the people to watch in the financial sector. In the last 20+ years, Michael has lived and worked in various countries, including the UK, Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal and the Netherlands, being active in international business and sales management roles. Previously, Michael was Head of Ventures & Innovation at Rabobank, member of Rabo's Innovation Board and CEO of mobile payment startup, MyOrder. Rabobank is one of the largest banks in the world.

Michael has managed large cross-functional and high performance teams across multiple countries. Early 2016, Michael Joined Startupbootcamp as co-founder and Managing Director of Startupbootcamp's leading FinTech & CyberSecurity Startup Accelerator programme. Michael is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences on topics such as corporate innovation, digital strategy and the future of fintech.

In addition to his professional career, he is involved in extracurricular activities, such as the Bid Network Foundation ( Michael is a well-recognized mentor for promising startups across multiple verticals. With his involvement in the startup eco-system he is trying to bridge the gap and help transition the industry into being more digitally-enabled. He is passionate about how Innovation can impact the lives of millions.

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