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.

Erwin Retel

Head of Design

Hendrik Halbe

Partner & CEO

Keith Bradley

Regional Director MENA

Thomas Bijen


Prof. Eric Claassen

Senior Advisory - Biotech

Prof. Roy Thurik

Senior Advisory - Professor Entrepreneurship

Lee (Willy) Wei Lee

Business Development

Luc Mureau

Research Analyst

Edward de Jager


Annelize (Ann) Singh

Regional Director USA

Dan Yates

Innovation Expert

Giedre Birmontaite

Global Network

Timo Timmermans

Chairman Global School for Entrepreneurship

Martin Luxemburg


Yana Lipcheva

Global Network

Noortje van Heijst

Technology & Growth

Ruben Nieuwenhuis


Stathis Papadimitriou

Startup Analyst

Tharek Ghobar

Director Middle East

Peter van Houdt


Danique Willemstein

Business Development

Jelle Turkstra

Advisory - Investments

Rachelle Brusselaars


Joris Zielstra

Business Development

Aurelia Fiumarelli

Events Coordinator

Anirudh Balakrishnan

Regional Director India

Floortje Mostert

Research Analyst

Mischa Estella Cho

Startup Analyst

Joost Bax

Head of Finance

Keith Wallace

Advisory - Investments

Dominika Tess

Startup Analyst

Jessica Hale

Head of PR & Communications

Tom de Heus

Events Lead

Thomas Meijer

Head of Operations at Global School for Entrepreneurship

Nevena Bojovic

Startup Analyst

Erwin Koenraads


Lars Crama


Robert van Gasteren


Gabriela de la Vega

Digital Content Creator

Prof. Justin Jansen

Senior Advisor - Corporate Entrepreneurship

Jochem Cuppen

Partner & Chief Strategy

Roy van der Loos

Finance officer

Marianna Fogiel

Management Assistant

Richard Luxemburg


Thomas Blekman

Dean Global School for Entrepreneurship

Kamen Tsvetkov

Startup Analyst

Annique de Greef

Head of People

Jorinde Willbrink

Head of Scouting

Eva Jansen

Account Manager

Lucas Franse


Denise van Blitterswijk

Head of Policy Advice

Vincent Hitchins

Startup Analyst

Geoffrey van der Ven

Business Development

Rick Straathof

Technology & Growth

Dirk Schouten

Team Development

Yannick Limburg

Business Development

Andy Mosmans

Advisory - Startup Marketing

Aqeel Ahmad

Chief Technological Architect

Anuj Tater

Startup Analyst

Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen

Partner & CTO

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.