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.

Denise van Blitterswijk

Head of Policy Advice

Mischa Estella Cho

Startup Analyst

Thomas Bijen


Erwin Koenraads


Tom de Heus

Events Lead

Keith Bradley

Regional Director MENA

Jelle Turkstra

Advisory - Investments

Prof. Eric Claassen

Senior Advisory - Biotech

Jochem Cuppen

Partner & Chief Strategy

Joost Bax

Head of Finance

Lucas Franse


Gabriela de la Vega

Digital Content Creator

Thomas Blekman

Dean Global School for Entrepreneurship

Yana Lipcheva

Global Network

Anuj Tater

Startup Analyst

Erwin Retel

Head of Design

Luc Mureau

Research Analyst

Jorinde Willbrink

Head of Scouting

Thomas Meijer

Head of Operations at Global School for Entrepreneurship

Prof. Justin Jansen

Senior Advisor - Corporate Entrepreneurship

Floortje Mostert

Research Analyst

Ruben Nieuwenhuis


Giedre Birmontaite

Global Network

Rick Straathof

Technology & Growth

Roy van der Loos

Finance officer

Annique de Greef

Head of People

Dominika Tess

Startup Analyst

Aurelia Fiumarelli

Events Coordinator

Timo Timmermans

Chairman Global School for Entrepreneurship

Edward de Jager


Kamen Tsvetkov

Startup Analyst

Robert van Gasteren


Lee (Willy) Wei Lee

Business Development

Martin Luxemburg


Rachelle Brusselaars


Joris Zielstra

Business Development

Lars Crama


Vincent Hitchins

Startup Analyst

Peter van Houdt


Dan Yates

Innovation Expert

Hendrik Halbe

Partner & CEO

Jessica Hale

Head of PR & Communications

Anirudh Balakrishnan

Regional Director India

Yannick Limburg

Business Development

Nevena Bojovic

Startup Analyst

Geoffrey van der Ven

Business Development

Stathis Papadimitriou

Startup Analyst

Keith Wallace

Advisory - Investments

Tharek Ghobar

Director Middle East

Noortje van Heijst

Technology & Growth

Danique Willemstein

Business Development

Eva Jansen

Account Manager

Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen

Partner & CTO

Dirk Schouten

Team Development

Annelize (Ann) Singh

Regional Director USA

Aqeel Ahmad

Chief Technological Architect

Prof. Roy Thurik

Senior Advisory - Professor Entrepreneurship

Marianna Fogiel

Management Assistant

Andy Mosmans

Advisory - Startup Marketing

Richard Luxemburg


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.