a global network

We are explorers

Local expertise

Global reach

We work with more than 1000 explorers globally to achieve our mission. They are experts and frontrunners in innovation, technology, strategy, investments and entrepreneurship.

Yannick Limburg

Business Development

Joris Zielstra

Business Development

Stathis Papadimitriou

Startup Analyst

Thomas Meijer

Head of Operations at Global School for Entrepreneurship

Rachelle Brusselaars


Hendrik Halbe

Partner & CEO

Nevena Bojovic

Startup Analyst

Dirk Schouten

Team Development

Vincent Hitchins

Startup Analyst

Anirudh Balakrishnan

Regional Director India

Aqeel Ahmad

Chief Technological Architect

Martin Luxemburg


Prof. Roy Thurik

Senior Advisory - Professor Entrepreneurship

Lars Crama


Geoffrey van der Ven

Business Development

Erwin Koenraads


Marianna Fogiel

Management Assistant

Edward de Jager


Jochem Cuppen

Partner & Chief Strategy

Giedre Birmontaite

Global Network

Prof. Justin Jansen

Senior Advisor - Corporate Entrepreneurship

Richard Luxemburg


Kamen Tsvetkov

Startup Analyst

Mischa Estella Cho

Startup Analyst

Denise van Blitterswijk

Head of Policy Advice

Keith Bradley

Regional Director MENA

Luc Mureau

Research Analyst

Tharek Ghobar

Director Middle East

Noortje van Heijst

Technology & Growth

Prof. Eric Claassen

Senior Advisory - Biotech

Floortje Mostert

Research Analyst

Timo Timmermans

Chairman Global School for Entrepreneurship

Jelle Turkstra

Advisory - Investments

Dan Yates

Innovation Expert

Lucas Franse


Aurelia Fiumarelli

Events Coordinator

Robert van Gasteren


Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen

Partner & CTO

Annique de Greef

Head of People

Joost Bax

Head of Finance

Thomas Bijen


Danique Willemstein

Business Development

Thomas Blekman

Dean Global School for Entrepreneurship

Peter van Houdt


Anuj Tater

Startup Analyst

Lee (Willy) Wei Lee

Business Development

Jorinde Willbrink

Head of Scouting

Jessica Hale

Head of PR & Communications

Erwin Retel

Head of Design

Roy van der Loos

Finance officer

Rick Straathof

Technology & Growth

Andy Mosmans

Advisory - Startup Marketing

Tom de Heus

Events Lead

Yana Lipcheva

Global Network

Ruben Nieuwenhuis


Dominika Tess

Startup Analyst

Keith Wallace

Advisory - Investments

Eva Jansen

Account Manager

Gabriela de la Vega

Digital Content Creator

Annelize (Ann) Singh

Regional Director USA

Meet the Unknown Group

Next to our activities for enterprises the Unknown Group embodies different brands that are catered to a specific niche or target group.

Get in the Ring

A global platform for founders and creators that we support with deals and global exposure to accelerate the realization of their ambitions.

Go to the Get in the Ring website

Global School for Entrepreneurship

A University of Applied Sciences educating tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, fostering the next generation of explorers.

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Whitelabel corporate venturing program, enabling collaboration and investment in startups.