Maartje Blijleven (1979) is a digital community expert and has been building successful online communities since 2000, including her work for Endemol, KLM, National Postcode Lottery, Heineken, Peugeot and Schiphol. As a co-founder of the communities IncludeNow. & WomenTalkTech, she knows how to start and grow a community. With We love communities, she helps entrepreneurial professionals and entrepreneurs to be successful with their own online community: for different companies, people and purposes.
Maartje is much in demand as a keynote speaker, guest lecturer at Hogeschool Leiden and regularly appears in the media as a digital community expert. Among others in professional media such as Adformatie, Emerce and Nederlands MediaNieuws, but also on TV for a wider audience. With online training, 1: 1 strategy sessions, master classes, keynote speeches and her book, she shows people step-by-step how to start a community and bring it to fruition.