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.

Jessica Hale

Head of PR & Communications

Dirk Schouten

Team Development

Prof. Justin Jansen

Senior Advisor - Corporate Entrepreneurship

Tom de Heus

Head of Events

Stathis Papadimitriou

Startup Analyst

Prof. Roy Thurik

Senior Advisory - Professor Entrepreneurship

Annelize (Ann) Singh

Regional Director USA

Robert van Gasteren


Dominika Tess

Startup Analyst

Luc Mureau

Research Analyst

Tharek Ghobar

Director Middle East

Floortje Mostert

Research Analyst

Jorinde Willbrink

Head of Scouting

Peter van Houdt


Noortje van Heijst

Technology & Growth

Jelle Turkstra

Advisory - Investments

Denise van Blitterswijk

Head of Policy Advice

Edward de Jager


Yannick Limburg

Business Development

Richard Luxemburg


Thomas Meijer

Head of Operations at Global School for Entrepreneurship

Lucas Franse


Aqeel Ahmad

Chief Technological Architect

Annique de Greef

Head of People

Timo Timmermans

Chairman Global School for Entrepreneurship

Lee (Willy) Wei Lee

Business Development

Ruben Nieuwenhuis


Andy Mosmans

Advisory - Startup Marketing

Anirudh Balakrishnan

Regional Director India

Erwin Koenraads


Yana Lipcheva

Global Network

Martin Luxemburg


Erwin Retel

Head of Design

Roy van der Loos

Finance officer

Jochem Cuppen

Partner & Chief Strategy

Lars Crama


Thomas Blekman

Dean Global School for Entrepreneurship

Thomas Bijen


Hendrik Halbe

Partner & CEO

Keith Wallace

Advisory - Investments

Rachelle Brusselaars


Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen

Partner & CTO

Keith Bradley

Regional Director MENA

Prof. Eric Claassen

Senior Advisory - Biotech

Aurelia Fiumarelli

Event Manager

Joost Bax

Head of Finance

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.