Meet Dutch Tech Innovators Dwillo and Surfly

Dwillo and Surfly have been selected as participants of ‘the Holland in NYC’ bootcamp taking place from June 9-13, 2014, organized by the Consulate General of the Netherlands.

Dwillo Founder Bart Jacobsz Rosier and Surfly Founder Nicholas Piël are two of the tech disruptors who will be presenting at the Northside Festival during Dutch Pitch Session on Thursday, June 12 at 6PM. Dwillo recently won the Philips Innovation Award, Surfly is a SXSW 2014 Interactive Accelerator Finalist.


Did you know that 67% of students have no clue on how to make the right career choice and 74% of graduates are not satisfied with their job after year one? Dwillo aims to tackle these problems through the power of mentorship. Dwillo is a Rotterdam Start-up that offers a platform where students, professionals and entrepreneurs can easily start a mentor relationship. Dwillo does this by building customized online mentor communities for universities, companies and associations. Mentorship is a concept known for ages and with the technology Dwillo brings this to the 21st century. The communities of Dwillo are already being used by the Rotterdam School of Management, Leiden Law School and Google.

Dwillo developed an unique matching technology, which matches mentors and mentees based on education, work experience, personal interest and personal skills. Besides the matching system Dwillo uses their expertise on mentoring to actively help clients after the match to make sure this community and the relationships made at the community become a great success.



Surfly is an Amsterdam-based startup, which has developed an innovative solution for sharing web sessions. Using Surfly, you can share your viewpoint on the web with someone else with just a single click. You don’t need to install any software or give anyone access to your computer.

Surfly was founded in 2012 by Nicholas Piël and Denis Bilenko. Thanks to a  seed investment from Linden Mobile Ventures, the team was able to grow the initial prototype into a stable and robust product.