Yannick grew up in The Netherlands and attended a bi-lingual high school before studying International Business Administration. He enjoys traveling and the chance to explore new countries and cultures as he believes doing so broadens his personal horizon and creates opportunities. Yannick also enjoys boxing and other sports.
He founded Educate the Favela to provide meaningful business classes to young people in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro that will focus on practical skills while empowering the students. Yannick and his team will offer entrepreneurial and creativity classes to foster independence and knowledge of the market. The team will also offer basic math and finance classes to enable the students to develop technical skills. Educate the Favela aims to give the children a practical education while also supporting business ideas long-term.