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.

Dominika Tess

Startup Analyst

Erwin Koenraads


Anirudh Balakrishnan

Regional Director India

Thomas Meijer

Head of Operations at Global School for Entrepreneurship

Prof. Justin Jansen

Senior Advisor - Corporate Entrepreneurship

Jochem Cuppen

Partner & Chief Strategy

Edward de Jager


Jelle Turkstra

Advisory - Investments

Aurelia Fiumarelli

Event Manager

Noortje van Heijst

Technology & Growth

Jorinde Willbrink

Head of Scouting

Ruben Nieuwenhuis


Rachelle Brusselaars


Aqeel Ahmad

Chief Technological Architect

Thomas Bijen


Floortje Mostert

Research Analyst

Joost Bax

Head of Finance

Jessica Hale

Head of PR & Communications

Lee (Willy) Wei Lee

Business Development

Timo Timmermans

Chairman Global School for Entrepreneurship

Peter van Houdt


Prof. Eric Claassen

Senior Advisory - Biotech

Annique de Greef

Head of People

Keith Bradley

Regional Director MENA

Thomas Blekman

Dean Global School for Entrepreneurship

Richard Luxemburg


Dirk Schouten

Team Development

Martin Luxemburg


Stathis Papadimitriou

Startup Analyst

Roy van der Loos

Finance officer

Lars Crama


Lucas Franse


Hendrik Halbe

Partner & CEO

Annelize (Ann) Singh

Regional Director USA

Prof. Roy Thurik

Senior Advisory - Professor Entrepreneurship

Denise van Blitterswijk

Head of Policy Advice

Keith Wallace

Advisory - Investments

Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen

Partner & CTO

Tharek Ghobar

Director Middle East

Erwin Retel

Head of Design

Yana Lipcheva

Global Network

Yannick Limburg

Business Development

Tom de Heus

Head of Events

Andy Mosmans

Advisory - Startup Marketing

Robert van Gasteren


Luc Mureau

Research Analyst

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.