Jan-Willem Callebaut

Jan-Willem Callebaut

CEO & Founder

CEO & Founder

During my studies (mathematics / civil engineering) I very quickly realized that I can enjoy a technical background, but that my real passion is connecting: with people, and connecting people with each other. Because solving challenges together is so much more effective and sustainable than playing on my own. That’s why I founded Birdhouse.

To me, entrepreneurs are people who are constantly trying to grow and improve themselves, the world around them and their business. The way to make an impact in the world, is often by starting with yourself.

By changing yourself, you immediately change the world around you. Our story is a story of ambitious people, who share experiences and help each other move forward. Our team doesn’t only consist of the 7 people working at Birdhouse, but also all mentors, entrepreneurs, partners, experts, freelancers, … who contribute to making our community of start-ups successful. Currently, this is a group of more than 100 people in total who make time each month to contribute to our success.

My hobbies are cooking, working in the garden and very important: creating enough family time in this increasingly busy world.

If you want to change the world, change yourself – Jack Ma, CEO Alibaba