A little bit about me and how I became the person I am today
I was born in Paramaribo, Suriname as the son of my father K. Tjon Kon Fat and my mother R. Brons.
Started my first business selling fishes to pet shops and friends in the neighbourhood.
Moved to the Netherlands with my mother and sister and started studying constructions and architecture.
After College I switched to another study Communication Digital Media at the Hogeschool of Rotterdam.
Started with Photography
Bought my first Semi-Pro camera, the Nikon D70, and started in my photography journey.
Started my first official company as a photographer and concept developer (not knowing what this was)
Started my second official Company Clusive as a concept development agency. That was the dream!
Co-founded Shy and Fly
Co-founded my first online clothing webshop with a few partners. It was a casual streetwear webshop.
With Goodstep we helped start-ups with their digital marketing and communication.
Started my first organisation under the name Vujàdé with the purpose of bringing people together.
Joined Red Lion Group
Started a new company called Red Lion Group with a group of friends.
Founded Red Element
I rebranded Red Lion Group under the new name Red Element, A Communication Agency.
Founded my latest company Melkow, Retail Company.
What I can do for you
I am what they call in Dutch “een veelkunner”. I have a variety of interests, that is why I started with photography in 2006. I also started building websites and webshops. In 2012 I started Clusive for my concepts. That’s also the year I started Vujàdé. In 2017 I took over a company called Red Lion Group, which I managed for one year and later re-branded the name to Red Element. I still do a few projects with Red Element for most start-ups. Nowadays most of my time goes into events.
How I usually work
I like talking but most of all I love doing. Being an entrepreneur is doing things most people would say is difficult, scary or sometimes even “impossible”. Just contact me and let’s talk. Preferable over the telephone, I am an old school guy!
When there is a foundation of trust or possibility to build a long-term business relationship I can help you further or connect you with the right person.
As I said, I’m a so called “veelkunner” so my skill set is very divergent.
To keep things simple here is a list:
- Contact me if you want to start a business and maybe don’t know where to start;
- Contact me if you already have a business (preferable start-up) and want to take further communication, marketing and branding steps;
- Contact me if you want me to develop en business- or event concept;
- Contact me if you are in need of a certain profession (network);
- Contact me if you have a lot of money, want to make more but don’t know how!
I’m always up for a good talk, business or personal. I believe in personal and business being mixed. In the end we preferable do business with people we know and can trust. That is why I mostly do business with friends or become friends with people I do business with. To me that’s a long term investment.