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 every step of the journey. We are building Dedico for teachers and enthusiasts who want to make a U-turn in their lives. We do this from our hearts because we really feel the need for such a platform.
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.
Following his Masters in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Liam decided it was time to discover new lands and seek new opportunities. Moving to Amsterdam to join our Business Development team was therefore a perfect step for him, and his first time living abroad! He is now helping Dedico to develop and expand its offerings. Outside of work you can find Liam eating in one of Amsterdam’s many restaurants or otherwise trying to recreate their dishes in his own kitchen. Liam also hopes to learn a bit of Dutch during his time in the Netherlands - good luck to him!
Aina is an aspiring marketing specialist starting her career at Dedico. After two years of studying in Slovenia and a year in Bordeaux, she is now completing her double degree with an internship with us. She loves dogs, music and reading, but her biggest passion is food. Aina loves cooking Italian and greek dishes and she makes a killer avocado spread. At Dedico she is helping to build a wide network of teachers and activities as well as contributing to marketing activities.
Yogesh is a music and literature lover and incredibly enthusiastic about new technologies. He crossed the Caspian and the Black Sea roughly 4 years ago, in order to share the dream with people across the world and to be a part of the technological world in the Netherlands. As a part of his software engineering bachelor’s degree at Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Eindhoven, he will be helping Dedico team to extend the online platform with new features and help to fix bugs that have already been traced out in the web application.
Francesca The Cat
Francesca is well, a cat. Having commandeered many of the office chairs and desks, Francesca decided to join Dedico full time to boost the morale of her fellow colleagues. Talkative by nature, Francesca often focuses her conservation around food and toys, with the occasional requests for pets and strokes. However when she isn't talking (or eating, or sleeping), her main responsibilities for Dedico are looking cute, something she does flawlessly, scaring off mice, catching ghosts and being a pleasant working companion.
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