Knowmads Friends

Knowmads Friends is a support network based on a value exchange framework. Knowmads is a creative business school based in Amsterdam. We have been facilitating learning experiences for international students and professional change makers since 2010. We make use of the Head-Heart-Hands method to connect to oneself, the other and the (business) world in an inclusive way.

Many companies have worked with us over the last seven years and we want to provide a more consistent and sustainable programme for people and companies who wish to connect to the new. The new way of working, the new generation of (business) leaders and to see what we can grow together for a brighter and more sustainable future.

The Knowmads Friends Program is an opportunity for you and your team/company to get access to an international audience of thought leaders, experts, influencers and early adopters, and to meet likeminded companies. Welcome Home!

What we offer you, as a friend of Knowmads Creative Business School Amsterdam during one year:


Free access to all public events (WTF Lectures, Movie Nights, You are a Movement etc.) which are organised 2 to 3 times a month. Max. 10 people of your company or your choice can join.


1 time a year, one afternoon and evening(13.30 till 20.30) workshop with a theme/topic of your choice, at Knowmads Amsterdam. You can decide the theme of the workshop, we will design together with you and the workshop-giver/facilitator the content and flow of the workshop. Inclusive hosting, coffee/tea/cookies and dinner. Maximum amount of people of your company or choice 25.

As examples, some themes we could bring in and work out with you,  next to your own needs and wants:

  • Horizontal leadership in practice – Leon Bedaux, VP KPN
  • The Fearless Monkey, how to innovate and initiate – Dennis Heijn
  • Reinventing my organisation – Alessandro Rossi
  • Values,  & how to work on a daily base accordingly – Pieter Spinder
  • Theory U in practice – Flavio Fabiani & Pieter Spinder
  • Introduction in Non Violent Communication


1 time a year a meeting with all the Friends of half a day, 13.30 till 17.00, to meet our students, each other, network, facilitated by Knowmads staff or outside facilitator. Part of the afternoon is reserved for pitching your (company) idea or project to each other and the students of Knowmads, and find out what are possible next steps to work together with students on your idea or project. Drinks from 17.00 – 18.00 and coffee/tea/cookies included. Max 10 people from your company or your choice.


1 time a year to use the space of Knowmads Amsterdam for your own event or workshop or meeting, from 13.30 – 17.00, inclusive coffee/tea/cookies. Maximum capacity 50 people.


On you are being mentioned as a friend of Knowmads, with logo, picture of the contactperson and a short story why, and every 3 weeks in a newsletter your logo. Newsletter goes to approximately 3000+ e-mail addresses.


Once a year, we will interview you and will publish your story on our website and Facebook-page (7000+ followers) and Twitter (5000+followers).

Costs: € 5400,- ex VAT.

Contactperson: Pieter Spinder, or 06-81490700

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