Building the Dream - S01 / E02

From Passion to Profit

Featuring Ruben from LeadingCourses (ex-Ticketscript)

Ruben scaled Ticketscript to over $100 million in revenue; earning the title of Europe's nr1. online ticketing site before he and Frans sold it in 2017 to Eventbrite. Now he spends his time as an investor and also works as the CEO of LeadingCourses

We delved deep into his wild ride into the world of entrepreneurship. 

Some of the things we’ve discussed👇

  • How his love for coding and house music led to the birth of Beatfreax.
  • The crazy highs and lows of building a startup.
  • The feeling of selling your company and becoming financially independent.
  • His time in the buzzing tech scene in San Francisco at Eventbrite.
  • Life after exit and his transition to LeadingCourses.
  • How to make your work from your passion.
  • His rolemodels
  • How tech can (potentially) make this world a better place
  • His honest sharing of failures and some nuggets of advice in business.

Tune in as Ruben speaks on his successes, failures, and the wisdom he’s gathered along the way!

This episode is recorded in Dutch language!

company logo

About Building the Dream

Rome was not built in a day, and neither are successful tech scale-ups. Join us on a captivating journey as we delve into the personal stories of 12 Dutch Tech Titans who transformed their tech startups into industry giants.

In "Building the Dream," we take you on an exploration of their remarkable journeys, filled with challenges, triumphs, and life-changing experiences. These tech pioneers share their intimate stories and insights into the rollercoaster ride of entrepreneurship. Who are these extraordinary individuals, and what valuable lessons do they have to offer?

Get ready to be inspired by the real-life stories of resilience, vision, and determination in the world of Dutch tech entrepreneurship.

Host of the podcast: Leopold van Oosten, CEO & founder of Amsterdam Standard.

Listen at ...

Follow us ...