Xavier Tilman

Xavier Tilman

Managing Partner and founder at Ngage Media

Startupbootcamp Smart City & IoT Amsterdam Mentor

After graduating Civil Law in Utrecht I started the Traineeship within KPN. I worked within KPN during 7 years in different positions (marketing management, business development and sales management).
One of my first ‘startup’ experiences was the the launch of Digitenne (a joint venture of KPN, NOB and several broadcasters). After 7 years I moved to the American company CBS Outdoor (part of the media company CBS corporation) in the position of Marketing Director. I used the gained experience of KPN and CBS Outdoor to start my own company Ngage Media in 2010. Ngage Media is an important player in Digital Out of Home (digital screens in public areas). We supply the Dutch Railways, Port of Rotterdam, Qbuzz, Syntus, several large property development companies and municipalities (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague etc.).

Top 3 skills

1. Entrepreneurship
2. Marketing Strategy
3. General management

I have experienced both worlds (corporate environment and startups). I am convinced that startups will have the future and will challenge the established corporate companies.
Corporate companies will have to adjust their strategy and be more proactive if they want to compete.
With my experience in both worlds I am able to help other startups in optimizing their business plan and develop a winning marketing strategy to beat established markets.
The startup I launched in 2010 (Ngage Media) is very successful and I would like to share these experiences with other startups