The 5th Annual
Maastricht Institute of Entrepreneurship

at Missouri Valley College Campus
April 11-13, 2011

Brent BahlerMitch Maurits

Starting Entrepreneur in tech web and research · Maastricht, the Netherlands

Various freelance assignments ranging from copywriting and editing, to consultancy and full concept creation. Customers range from small start-up companies as cloudControl UG, to large international companies as Vebego international B.V. A portfolio website is currently under construction at www.mitchmaurits.com.

Current projects:

  • www.texthamster.com:
    TextHamster is a non-obtrusive, easy-to-use and cost-efficient web service that allows businesses to create, launch and monitor premium text (SMS) marketing campaigns without any technical knowledge and with great ease. Recently, TextHamster was chosen as the winner of the LIOFYeah! contest for startups, taking home € 35000 worth of funding and advice.
  • www.participaid.com:
    Currently under development, ParticipAid will soon aid academic researchers in their organizational efforts by providing them with an online tool that will streamline the whole research process from start to finish.

Previous projects:

Running throughout the summer of 2009, Chill VOF was entrepreneurship in its purest form: selling ice cream in the park. While simple in nature, the experience proved to be quite educational while at the same time fostering my entrepreneurial aspirations.

Education:
2009-2010: MSc. International Business: Entrepreneurship & SME management
Taught entirely in English, and following Maastricht University’s PBL (Problem Based Learning) approach, this master track is a good exercise in ‘learning by doing’, as students set up a company during the track. Additionally, topics as control & accountability, corporate finance and innovation are part of the curriculum.

2008-2010: MSc. Work & Organizational Psychology
This master track combines theoretical knowledge on cognitive aspects of work behavior, personnel and organizational psychology with practical applications in the work place. The track deals with topics as job analysis, HRM, human performance, innovation, organizational cognition and team-work.

2005-2008: BSc. Cognitive Psychology
Cognitive Psychology is the stepping stone to the master track Work and Organizational Psychology, dealing with issues as emotion, consciousness and human behavior in general. In essence, it lays the foundation for inquisitive and analytical thinking, whilst providing it’s students with a broad background in everything that cognitive psychology entails.