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.

Prof. Eric Claassen

Senior Advisory - Biotech

Roy van der Loos

Finance officer

Lars Crama


Timo Timmermans

Chairman Global School for Entrepreneurship

Hendrik Halbe

Partner & CEO

Jochem Cuppen

Partner & Chief Strategy

Jessica Hale

Head of PR & Communications

Jorinde Willbrink

Head of Scouting

Stathis Papadimitriou

Startup Analyst

Peter van Houdt


Aurelia Fiumarelli

Event Manager

Thomas Meijer

Head of Operations at Global School for Entrepreneurship

Jelle Turkstra

Advisory - Investments

Annelize (Ann) Singh

Regional Director USA

Noortje van Heijst

Technology & Growth

Ruben Nieuwenhuis


Denise van Blitterswijk

Head of Policy Advice

Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen

Partner & CTO

Luc Mureau

Research Analyst

Aqeel Ahmad

Chief Technological Architect

Floortje Mostert

Research Analyst

Keith Wallace

Advisory - Investments

Anirudh Balakrishnan

Regional Director India

Martin Luxemburg


Rachelle Brusselaars


Edward de Jager


Dominika Tess

Startup Analyst

Thomas Blekman

Dean Global School for Entrepreneurship

Robert van Gasteren


Richard Luxemburg


Annique de Greef

Head of People

Thomas Bijen


Yannick Limburg

Business Development

Joost Bax

Head of Finance

Keith Bradley

Regional Director MENA

Erwin Koenraads


Lee (Willy) Wei Lee

Business Development

Prof. Roy Thurik

Senior Advisory - Professor Entrepreneurship

Yana Lipcheva

Global Network

Tharek Ghobar

Director Middle East

Lucas Franse


Andy Mosmans

Advisory - Startup Marketing

Prof. Justin Jansen

Senior Advisor - Corporate Entrepreneurship

Tom de Heus

Head of Events

Dirk Schouten

Team Development

Erwin Retel

Head of Design

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.