Spotlight on Talented Student Entrepreneur Nino de Vries – Co-founder of Devinita

14 April 2023

“What’s most important is that you have a passion for what you are doing. Just do it! “

This is Nino’s experience as an ambitious young student entrepreneur at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

In this spotlight series, we shed light on students’ entrepreneurial journey from our programme! With the support of Rotterdam School of Management and our Talented Student Entrepreneur Programme, we allow ambitious students such as Nino to get professional guidance and coaching in their startup and provide study advice to successfully graduate at the same time! In this 4th episode, Nino takes us through his inspiring story as an ambitious student entrepreneur with Devinita.

Are you in pursuit of exclusive high-quality Italian wine or are you looking for an exciting wine-tasting event? Devinita imports high-quality wines from beautiful Italy. Unlike other wine importers, Devinita exclusively works together with young winemakers that produce new wine projects and flavours. Here in the Netherlands, Devinita supplies fine-dining restaurants with their high-quality wines. Additionally, Nino and his co-founder Max, host monthly wine-tasting events in art galleries in Amsterdam. According to Devinita: ”Wine and the story behind the wine can be seen as an enrichment and a means that can elevate a simple moment in life to a certain height”. You can read more information about Devinita and its philosophy here:


Check out the full interview with Laulinda and Nino below.

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