ONL corona podcast: Q&A with Merlin Melles

Hans Biesheuvel and Merlin Melles talk in this podcast about what it takes to start the one and a half meter economy. Merlin Melles is the founder and CEO of fCN, Founders Carbon Network. Merlin connects entrepreneurs in this network to stimulate trade, and the number of connections in the corona crisis is greater than... Continue Reading →

fCN Webinar with Bluefield

Corona crisis, what does that mean for my company and for our communication? Today, March 27, Bluefield organized a webinar with Founders Carbon Network to answer this question with 7 chances. During this webinar, 50 participants all got handles based on these 7 opportunities. If you do not see the opportunities of a crisis, you... Continue Reading →

fCN Webinar with Blenheim

fCN - Founders Carbon Network was live with Blenheim's top experts on March 20, to assist fCN members free of charge in this corona crisis. During this webinar, Arjen Paardekooper, Jeroen Latour and Rachelle Mourits, among others, talked about their fields and what is important now. Members who took part were able to ask their... Continue Reading →

New fCN photo’s in the Hermitage

fCN - Founders Carbon Network has had its own exhibition in the wing of the Amsterdam Museum in the Hermitage Amsterdam for 5 years. Hundreds of fCN members, all successful entrepreneurs, can be admired as modern regents and civic guards in the New Gallery until next summer. Last February, we had a last photo shoot... Continue Reading →

Pearlcard at Masters of LXRY

Masters of LXRY brought love from 12 to 16 December to the Amsterdam RAI. Love for craftsmanship, passion for perfection, for special designs, unique designs, love for gastronomy, for all the beauty that the world has to offer. The LOVE Edition, that is the theme of Masters of LXRY 2019. The largest and most prestigious... Continue Reading →

fCN Trade Mission Washington DC & New York

All fCN trade missions bring you to exceptional places where you can do excellent business and listen to interesting speakers. On Wednesday, Bill Huizinga, member of Congress Michigan, explained all about ongoing business opportunities and politics going hand in hand. We had the pleasure to lunch at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington. Both Heleen... Continue Reading →

fCN Gassan Jewel Awards 2019

This year's fCN Gassan Jewel Awards took place in castle de Wittenburg. Proud winners are Mark de Witte Royal (Royal Dutch Distillers), Vivian Minte (ONVZ), Guido Ide (Wasned) and Won Yip (Yip Group). Arthur Bekenkamp,  Associate Director of Admissions at Le Rosey, pronounced two winners for his prestigious summerschool Le Rosey. Castle De Wittenburg was transformed... Continue Reading →

fCN lunch at the U.S. Ambassador

The U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands, Pete Hoekstra invited Founders Carbon Network for a lunch reception at his residence in honor of fCN’s Trade Mission to Washington DC and New York, 19-24 November. Our visit emphasizes the importance of the strong ties between the U.S. and the Netherlands. We have enjoyed the warm welcome and exquisite lunch.... Continue Reading →


"You cannot become what you cannot see. That is why TheNextWomen creates visibility for strong female role models. This is the 8th edition of the top 100 most successful female entrepreneurs of the Netherlands." Merlin Melles: "I am very proud to be listed for the 8th edition of the top 100 most successful female entrepreneurs... Continue Reading →

fCN is celebrating Prinsjesdag

Today, the 17th of September 2019, fCN was in The Hague for celebrating the collaboration with ONL and the celebration of Prinsjesdag. fCN has partnered with ONL to bring entrepreneurs closer to the government and politics. Of course, there was also time to celebrate Prinsjesdag. In the Ondernemershuis, prof. Stan Stevens of HVK Stevens explained... Continue Reading →

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