The Future of Work for Millennial Employees

by TQ & 3310 School for Millennials

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The Future of Work for Millennial Employees


Part-time jobs with a full pay-check, no jobs for life, sabbaticals & burnouts: millennials seem to have different needs and challenges in the work environment than previous generations. 

This generation is transitioning in an era of change: from landlines to 24/7 available, from job security to happiness at work, from hiring based on CV to based on personality. Companies are changing their organizations to mirror these developments. But how does a millennial survive in these immature times? What skills become important to get hired for? What can they do to prevent burnout? How do they find a job they love in a sea of choices? 

During this event, we're inviting seven experts from various backgrounds -including the CTO at IBM, startup founders, and a psychologist from the School of Life - to share and discuss their vision on the present and future of millennials in the workplace. We'll start with a short introduction and pitch from each expert on topics such as future skills, career choices and burnouts. Then we will proceed to a panel discussion. 

The evening will be hosted by Wing Yan Man, founder of 3310 - School for Millennials. 


  • 18:30 - 19:00 - Walk in
  • 19:00 - 19:10 - Introduction 
  • 19:10 - 19:50 - Interviews with all 7 experts
  • 19:50 - 20:50 - 3 panel discussions
  • 20:50 - 21:00 - Final tips from our experts and wrap up 
  • 21:00 - 21:30 - Drinks


  • Anke Kuik - Chief Operating Officer & Co-founder @ Faktor: After a successful career in Digital Marketing in London, where she focused on technology and international team management, she has decided to come back to Amsterdam. Here she co-founded Faktor, a blockchain company aiming to give consumers control and choice on their personal data, operating with a young, international team.
  • Antje Stapert - Career coach @ Amsterdam Academic Medical Center (UMC) & Stapert Training & Coaching: With over twenty years in the healthcare industry, from nurse to staff advisor, she knows the ropes in a very traditional career environment. Pursuing her own passion, she has become a career counsellor. With her interest in the millennial generation, she helps them develop and find their ideal job in this strict workplace.
  • Gerard Smit - Chief Technology Office @ IBM: As CTO of one the oldest technology multinationals, he is the thought leader on anything related to IT. He has worked his way up from working the machines, earning several degrees from telematics to management to finally becoming Distinguished Engineer. As an advisory member of technology platforms, he is an advocate for innovation.
  • Nienke van Dijk - HR consultant & Millennial coach @ Nienke van Dijk: After being HR manager and director in several industries for over a decade, she has decided to start her own agency. With her knowledge in corporates and startups, she helps organizations setting up their company cultures. As millennial coach, she helps this generation finding the right balance in both work and private lives.
  • Thijs Launspach - Psychologist @ School of Life & Rustburo: As former researcher, teacher at School of Life and as millennial he is an expert on stress management, burnouts and millennials. He broadcasts his knowledge further by writing books such as ‘Fokking Druk’ and ‘Quarterlife’. With his company Rustburo, he helps people to achieve a more calm and relaxed lifestyle.
  • Tim Berendsen - Founder @ Skyscrapers: Being a millennial himself who didn’t know what he wanted in his career, he has founded his own company helping fellow millennials with similar feelings. Skyscrapers offers them traineeships with a strong focus on personal development and coaching. Instead of their CV, they get matched on their personality, passion and potential.

If you have a tech startup of your own and are eager to attend events tailor-made to help you grow, you might be eligible for residency. Apply now — if accepted, you’ll be surrounded by the best.