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.

Annelize (Ann) Singh

Regional Director USA

Hendrik Halbe

Partner & CEO

Yana Lipcheva

Global Network

Martin Luxemburg


Keith Bradley

Regional Director MENA

Lucas Franse


Lars Crama


Andy Mosmans

Advisory - Startup Marketing

Ruben Nieuwenhuis


Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen

Partner & CTO

Prof. Eric Claassen

Senior Advisory - Biotech

Roy van der Loos

Finance officer

Erwin Koenraads


Joost Bax

Head of Finance

Annique de Greef

Head of People

Peter van Houdt


Robert van Gasteren


Lee (Willy) Wei Lee

Business Development

Prof. Justin Jansen

Senior Advisor - Corporate Entrepreneurship

Luc Mureau

Research Analyst

Jorinde Willbrink

Head of Scouting

Prof. Roy Thurik

Senior Advisory - Professor Entrepreneurship

Tom de Heus

Head of Events

Jochem Cuppen

Partner & Chief Strategy

Floortje Mostert

Research Analyst

Noortje van Heijst

Technology & Growth

Anirudh Balakrishnan

Regional Director India

Thomas Meijer

Head of Operations at Global School for Entrepreneurship

Stathis Papadimitriou

Startup Analyst

Aurelia Fiumarelli

Event Manager

Timo Timmermans

Chairman Global School for Entrepreneurship

Thomas Bijen


Edward de Jager


Erwin Retel

Head of Design

Jessica Hale

Head of PR & Communications

Aqeel Ahmad

Chief Technological Architect

Jelle Turkstra

Advisory - Investments

Keith Wallace

Advisory - Investments

Richard Luxemburg


Dirk Schouten

Team Development

Thomas Blekman

Dean Global School for Entrepreneurship

Denise van Blitterswijk

Head of Policy Advice

Rachelle Brusselaars


Dominika Tess

Startup Analyst

Yannick Limburg

Business Development

Tharek Ghobar

Director Middle East

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.