Hello I am Bas!

What I do

Most of my time I dedicate to: Crosswise Works where I develop social enterprises in emerging markets like Ghana, Zambia and Bangladesh. The latest I am involved in has to do with insect farming. Besides the fun and serious work at Crosswise Works I develop and shoot 360 films for NGO’s, businesses and government that want to show their clients the inside of their work in the field. You find some samples of films below.

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Shooting 360 films

Together with filmmaker Reinout van Schie (Refractions) I've set on a mission to shoot 360 films of development progress for NGO's, governments and businesses with a social mission. We're impressed by what 'being there' can do to enrich our discussions and design of partnerships and programs that have an impact thousands kilometers away.

360 Film New Business Challenge: Safisana

The summer of 2016 twenty Ghanaian and twenty Dutch students worked together during the New Business Challenge. Two teams worked on a business case for Safisana. Safisana collects organic waste and waste from public toilets to produce organic fertilizer and electricity. The New Business Challenge teams looked for ways to increase the use of the Safisana public toilet in the Teshie area of Accra, Ghana’s capital.

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360 FILM NEW BUSINESS CHALLENGE: WAKAWAKA

The summer of 2016 twenty Ghanaian and twenty Dutch students worked together during the New Business Challenge. Two teams worked on a business case for TonyChocolonely and WakaWaka. They researched opportunities for Wakawaka solar lights to be sold to cacao farmers cooperatives. The students went on field trip to meet farmers, tour the village and see their houses.

Crosswise Works

Crosswise Works is a social enterprise working towards a more inclusive and sustainable world. We build on our 10+ year track record and work with Dutch entrepreneurs working in Asia, Africa and Latin America and professionals in partnerships.

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Conceptual Creative Thinking

Are you developing a social start-up or in need of personal coaching, a good cup of coffee or a creative thinker - invite me for a chat or a session.