Mare Straetmans is currently the Managing Director of PortXL, the World Port Accelerator. Before this he worked for the Port of Rotterdam Authority and PwC. He aims to: contribute to entrepreneurship, make a change, look for opportunities, apply the 80/20 rule and spread the port-vibe. He does not aim to: take the same route as the day before PortXL is aiming to develop an ecosystem for port startups worldwide. Together with impactful and the world leading PortXL partners like Van Oord, Port of Rotterdam, EY, ECE, Vopak, Uniper, Rabobank, Rotterdam Port Fund, Boskalis and IQ we build this leading ecosystem. PortXL focusses on scouting the best startups worldwide, and help them to find their first clients. This way building the port business of the future.