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.

Tom de Heus

Head of Events

Jochem Cuppen

Partner & Chief Strategy

Noortje van Heijst

Technology & Growth

Erwin Retel

Head of Design

Edward de Jager

Investments

Ruben Nieuwenhuis

Advisory

Thomas Blekman

Dean Global School for Entrepreneurship

Jelle Turkstra

Advisory - Investments

Keith Bradley

Regional Director MENA

Lee (Willy) Wei Lee

Business Development

Denise van Blitterswijk

Head of Policy Advice

Dominika Tess

Startup Analyst

Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen

Partner & CTO

Rachelle Brusselaars

Recruitment

Lucas Franse

Finance

Floortje Mostert

Research Analyst

Timo Timmermans

Chairman Global School for Entrepreneurship

Tharek Ghobar

Director Middle East

Aqeel Ahmad

Chief Technological Architect

Annique de Greef

Head of People

Yannick Limburg

Business Development

Anirudh Balakrishnan

Regional Director India

Thomas Bijen

Design

Prof. Justin Jansen

Senior Advisor - Corporate Entrepreneurship

Lars Crama

Advisory

Roy van der Loos

Finance officer

Robert van Gasteren

Advisory

Prof. Roy Thurik

Senior Advisory - Professor Entrepreneurship

Peter van Houdt

Advisory

Richard Luxemburg

Administrator

Andy Mosmans

Advisory - Startup Marketing

Jorinde Willbrink

Head of Scouting

Yana Lipcheva

Global Network

Keith Wallace

Advisory - Investments

Jessica Hale

Head of PR & Communications

Hendrik Halbe

Partner & CEO

Luc Mureau

Research Analyst

Aurelia Fiumarelli

Event Manager

Thomas Meijer

Head of Operations at Global School for Entrepreneurship

Martin Luxemburg

Partner

Prof. Eric Claassen

Senior Advisory - Biotech

Annelize (Ann) Singh

Regional Director USA

Erwin Koenraads

Partner

Joost Bax

Head of Finance

Stathis Papadimitriou

Startup Analyst

Dirk Schouten

Team Development

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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VenturesPlus

Whitelabel corporate venturing program, enabling collaboration and investment in startups.