Ryan Van Der Zwet

Nocto Update #15


A Growing Nocto Team

As Nocto grows and improves its value proposition to both the people and to the venues, we have also expanded our team! A new Brand & Events Manager has recently joined our HQ team in Rotterdam. Say hi to our newest addition Olga Kirikova! We have a done a short interview for you to get to know her better! Here is what she said:


Hey! My name is Olga and I am from St. Petersburg, Russia. I came to Rotterdam to do my Masters in Marketing Management at RSM, Erasmus University, that I have recently graduated from. I also spent the bachelor exchange semester here in Rotterdam – I love the city and its entrepreneurial spirit!

What did you do before NOCTO?

Well, I finished my bachelor in management back in Russia and MSc in Marketing in Rotterdam. While studying I’ve already been working for several companies for e.g. VTB bank, Novotel, Perspectiva Group. For the past several months I’ve been working for the start-up TheTutorist as a Business Developer.

Why NOCTO, and what are your thoughts about it so far?

I’ve always been interested in start-ups and small companies. I find it really inspiring how passionate people are about their ideas, how they try to change the world for the better. Furthermore, for me it is very important to be a valuable asset in the company I work for. Definitely, being a part of a large and well-established company has its own benefits, but for me, I would not feel that I really make a difference there. In Nocto I feel it. Nocto is way more than just working 9 to 5. At Nocto you do not feel like you are “doing a job”, more like you are creating and developing something valuable. And of course I chose Nocto, because I love the idea and I believe in it.

Working for Nocto is even better than I expected. The tasks are very challenging and interesting, and David, our CEO, is always opened for suggestions and discussion. We communicate a lot within the team, supporting and updating each other. We also have our weekly recap sessions to be sure everyone is on the same page, so that everything important is discussed altogether. All in all, it is amazing to be surrounded by people who are open-minded, enthusiastic and passionate about what they do.

Where do you hope NOCTO will be 6 months from now?

I am sure that in 6 months we will have a lot of partnerships with all the major venues in Holland and abroad. We have been discussing the possibility of expansion to Russia where I am sure Nocto will succeed in St. Petersburg and Moscow. Moreover, I believe that in 6 months using Nocto will become the norm. We will have a lot of users who will use Nocto daily to let their friends know (before they go!) what’s happening around them! CARPE NOCTEM!

Brand Promoters

Do you want to get paid to party? Become a Nocto Brand Promoter and go to the events of our existing clients or of our future clients! We’ll cover your entrance and a few drinks, all you have to do is have a great time and share your experiences with the world! Interested? Contact info@noctoapp.com.

The apps can be found here for iOS and Android! Make sure to update it to enjoy our latest updates on functionalities and design!

For press enquiries, please contact r.vanderzwet@noctoapp.com.

For funding enquiries, please contact m.vanderspek@noctoapp.com.

For general enquiries, please contact info@noctoapp.com.