Created, designed and developed
by real users
After many years traveling and learning we have created a company in our own image and likeness. We were encouraged by several renowned professionals in love with the idea and looking forward to being a part of it from the very beginning. We are building Dedico for teachers and enthusiasts who want to make a U-turn in their lives. We do this from our heart because we really feel the need for such a platform ourselves.
Vision & Visuals
Mariano is a creative and Spanish designer with a background in advertising and in product design in a few international startups. Despite his job in advertising he started attending creative workshops in order to fill up the gap his job couldn't. In 2011 he travelled to Denmark to attend a calligraphy workshop that came to be the best holidays of his life. Since then, Dedico has been living in his head.
Business & Tech
Let’s be serious now. Dirk studied physics at ETH Zürich and got a PhD in physics from Leiden University. He’s one of the most respected tech personalities in the Dutch tech and startup scene, having been involved in some of the earliest mobile internet services at KPN and Talpa and a well known pioneer in augmented reality on smartphones. He was CTO at Layar and VP of Engineering at Blippar. He’s now combining both CEO and CTO roles at Dedico, writing the code that runs the platform and responsible for running the business.
Wouter is one of the most enthusiastic dudes around. With his background as a Project Manager at Heineken and multiple advertising agencies, he shaped his understanding of clients' needs and knows how to bring projects to reality. Being a globetrotter that loves to experience all culture, nature and people this planet has to offer, he developed a genuine interest for great learning experiences. He is knitting Dedico's global network of teachers and workshops together since day one and will be the person to talk to when you need human support.
After graduating in ‘Management of Innovation’ in Trieste, Italy, Francesco decided to take a step out of his comfort zone and move to the Netherlands with the hope of finding a genuine working experience. Luckily, we are proud to welcome him in our team. Francesco is a football passionate with a deep interest in innovation and marketing, a traveler and curious by nature. He is now helping us to expand our network of teachers and content while providing the best Italian food with his mother’s recipes.
When he started his study ‘General Engineering’ at the ‘Ecole Centrale’ of Lyon, France, Cyril didn’t know what he wanted to do or become. While attending many classes such as maths, physics, chemistry and even economics, he eventually spotted the one that would change his perspective of the future: ‘Computer Science and Development’. Having lived in Toulouse until he was 18, and then in Lyon for studies, you could say moving to Amsterdam definitely is his first big stay abroad. Fun fact, Cyril’s parents had him start music at the age of only 3 years old. As you may understand this still is one of his main hobbies. Cyril plays the flute for over fifteen years now, learned the euphonium in two years and has been active in several bands.
Jenny is a Journalism student from Magdeburg in Germany and finally brings some balance to all the testosterone in the office. During her time at university so far she got a taste of all kinds of journalistic work, from TV to radio, newspapers and magazines. Now focusing her studies on media management, she supports Dedico’s content team. Having moved all across Germany more that just once, now it’s time for her to explore the rest of the world as well. While her passion for music has already taken her to almost every single festival site this country has to offer, she will use her time in Amsterdam to really get to know the secrets of the Dutch culture.
Want to join?
Now is the best time.
Our office is in the center of Amsterdam, just a few steps from the Station Centraal. We are a small team, but our names are known in the Dutch tech industry.
We can’t offer you a fancy startup life. We do not have a tennis table or a pin ball machine yet, but we have working desks and we believe we are good people. Join us if you really want to learn, have lasting impact with your work and build up an internet company from scratch.
DEDI.CO Journeys For Learning B.V.
1019 BS Amsterdam