Our team

Meet the people behind Day One
  • Meet the team behind Day One

    How often do you come across an actual paid job for which you can say “holy sh*t, I did something today that changed somebody’s life!” That’s the daily grind at Incitement. An awesome and rapidly growing team of people from 9 different countries are working with grit and care to push the boundaries of social businesses to the next level. We believe firmly that doing business in an ethical manner really isn’t all that hard. Purpose and profit can go hand in hand seamlessly — and we are on a mission to prove it to you.

  • Your coaches

    Get trained by some of the brightest minds in the industry. For example, you’ll get entrepreneurship training from Incitement cofounder Zikry Kholil, who is listed on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list and featured alongside Elon Musk, Sheryl Sandberg, and Malala on the Real Leaders Top 10, as well as winner of the Social Progress Award Malaysia 2016. Trust us, he can teach you a thing or two about social entrepreneurship!

    • Daniel de Gruijter
      Social Entrepreneurship

      Daniel de Gruijter

      Social Entrepreneurship

      Daniel de Gruijter is the co-founder and CEO of Incitement; the next-generation social business – powered through inspirational talks – connecting proactive youths, social causes, and corporations, to contribute to tackling global issues together.

      Incitement was founded late 2011 and today, its events are being organised in 43 countries. Nominated ‘Most Inspirational Movement’ by FACES Magazine, ‘Fastest Growing Global Movement’ by MasterPeace, listed as a Forbes 30 Under 30 company, and recognised by Richard Branson’s Talent Unleashed Awards 2014, Incitement is slowly but surely becoming one of largest and most influential youth organisations on the planet.

      Daniel has been running a variety of businesses in his home country, The Netherlands, and came to work in Malaysia for Mindvalley as Head of Conversions, managing several multi-million dollar businesses and a team of 20 staff.

      4 years laters Incitement is a thriving international community with establishments in over 43 countries, 100’s of events, 1000’s of volunteers, and despite its overarching social mission statement “spreading positivity” has managed to sustain a 402% year-on-year revenue growth, without having received a single dollar of funding. 

    • Zikry Kholil
      Social Entrepreneurship

      Zikry Kholil

      Social Entrepreneurship

      Listed as Forbes 30 under 30 Asia in 2016 and voted as Malaysia’s Most Innovative Young Leaders Award of 2016, Zikry’s globe-trotting journey since birth makes him an extroverted, outspoken 3rd culture kid. He was missioned as a diplomat with ASEAN in Jakarta & was responsible in pushing the democratisation plan for the Myanmar elections in 2010. worked and volunteered with multiple UN Agencies (UNHCR) and NGO’s in Jordan.

      Upon returning to Malaysia, Zikry took the challenge in doing corporate sales with the reputable British Media Firm called GDS International where he grabbed the opportunity in being an International Sales Analyst and his team was responsible for bringing in USD $250,000 closing all sales through the phone during his 7 months stint at the company.

      A former thought leader at Mindvalley, Zikry founded The Incitement Movement in 2011 with former colleague Daniel de Gruijter, aimed at promoting volunteerism and social impact amongst youths. 5 years laters Incitement is a thriving international community with establishments in over 41 countries, 100’s of events, 1000’s of volunteers, and despite its overarching social mission statement “spreading positivity” has managed to sustain a 400% year-on-year revenue growth, without having received a single dollar of funding.

      Zikry is an ex Radio DJ & a former National Ice Hockey Player. Zikry is also highly active in giving motivational talks and seminars in different cities globally addressing to the social entrepreneurship, young professional and university communities worldwide. Zikry has spoken at multiple European Summits like PODIM and Leading Start:up Communities in Europe, AIESEC Conferences worldwide, TedX events, Impact Hub events and many more making him one of the sought-after speaker worldwide. Zikry is currently a member of Jurors for the United Nations World Summit Award since 2016. He also just got listed on the Top 100 World’s Visionary Leader by Real-Leaders Magazine this year.

  • What we do best

    Here are some things we're proud of
    • Impact

      All of our projects are designed to create real, sustainable impact.

    • Entrepreneurship

      Our cofounders have extensive entrepreneurial experience.

    • Events & Talks

      We host Incitement events in 43 countries around the world.

    • Awards

      Incitement and its cofounders have won numerous social awards.

    • Projects

      We support various social initiatives, mostly in Malaysia

    • Culture

      We focus on happiness, growth, abundance and cultivating a mutual mission.

  • The next generation social business.

    We're in 43 countries with 1000’s of volunteers, 100’s of events and dozens of social projects

    Incitement will leave you inspired to make a meaningful contribution to your community, and connected to the right people & projects who will help you turn that inspiration into tangible action steps.

  • You can’t fail in the business of helping people

    — Daniel de Gruijter
  • Start impacting the world today