Bringing the

future of work

into higher education


We live in times of rapid change. The way we work, learn and communicate is fundamentally transformed 
- time for new work to arrive in the higher education system.

We support universities to better prepare (young) people for the future.

Let's get ready to grow.  


Listen to our podcasts

on the future of education & work

Who we work with

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Meet our team & local experts

Rona van der Zander
Founder GrowbeYOund,

Business Consultant, 


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Anna- Kristin David
Psychologist, Lecturer,
Org. Dev. Consultant 
Dr. Javier Francisco
Researcher and Consultant,



“The classes Rona delivered at Humboldt University were very useful for me. She brings so much light, inspiration and motivation! Rona really lights up the class, makes you feel like everything is possible, that is a blessing that only few are able to bring out. Happy to have been there and see the possibilities by listening to her words and liveliness. She has an ability to install hope where one is lost.”

Irene Anderson – Master Student, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Ursula Wynhoven

International Human Rights Lawyer, 

 ITU representative to the United Nations

I've been so impressed by Rona's passion, dedication and commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.  I've had the pleasure to work with her and have also followed with great interest the development of her promising initiative GrowbeYOUnd, seeking to improve access to quality education, decent work and address inequalities.  Rona is an inspiration to me and many others.  I wish her every success in her efforts to empower and create opportunities for other young people.


Dr. Ehsan Sabet, 

Senior Lecturer at Wolfson School of Engineering at Loughborough University

Having experience in the education, as well as the engineering sector, I see the urgent need to support young talents and promote inter-cultural understanding. To find solutions to the pressing environmental and technological issues we need to start bridging global differences more. Growbeyound represents exactly this generation of global change makers.

Dr. Tabani Ndlovu

Educationist, Company Director, Business Strategist & Consultant

Having worked in higher education for over a decade, I understand the immense challenges faced by students during their transition from university into the work force.  While it is more and more important for businesses to become more competitive through attracting top talent to drive innovation, matching young people to appropriate businesses remains a maze that young people have to navigate through. I believe that Growbeyound can bring both parties together and I am confident that the company’s mentoring services will inspire students, propelling them into various entrepreneurial pursuits to help them find their international career destinies.

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