Mare Straetmans

A creative pitch masterclass


Mare is the managing director of PortXL: the Rotterdam port accelerator. Every year PortXL takes ten new port-related startups all over the world under its wings. These businesses are then intensively coached by mentors for one hundred days to get them off to a flying start. Like no other, Mare knows that a good pitch can either make or break your idea. Especially for Future Flux, he has developed a creative pitch masterclass, the main aim of which is to enable you to let go of your fixed story.


Mare Straetmans is the managing director of PortXL. Before this, he worked as an innovation manager for the Port of Rotterdam and started out his career as the director of Off Corso.