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.

Yannick Limburg

Business Development

Ruben Nieuwenhuis


Erwin Koenraads


Keith Bradley

Regional Director MENA

Thomas Meijer

Head of Operations at Global School for Entrepreneurship

Annelize (Ann) Singh

Regional Director USA

Jelle Turkstra

Advisory - Investments

Prof. Roy Thurik

Senior Advisory - Professor Entrepreneurship

Tharek Ghobar

Director Middle East

Dominika Tess

Startup Analyst

Aurelia Fiumarelli

Event Manager

Aqeel Ahmad

Chief Technological Architect

Anirudh Balakrishnan

Regional Director India

Robert van Gasteren


Tom de Heus

Head of Events

Thomas Bijen


Stathis Papadimitriou

Startup Analyst

Keith Wallace

Advisory - Investments

Floortje Mostert

Research Analyst

Andy Mosmans

Advisory - Startup Marketing

Denise van Blitterswijk

Head of Policy Advice

Timo Timmermans

Chairman Global School for Entrepreneurship

Jochem Cuppen

Partner & Chief Strategy

Peter van Houdt


Martin Luxemburg


Prof. Justin Jansen

Senior Advisor - Corporate Entrepreneurship

Yana Lipcheva

Global Network

Richard Luxemburg


Joost Bax

Head of Finance

Edward de Jager


Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen

Partner & CTO

Lucas Franse


Roy van der Loos

Finance officer

Prof. Eric Claassen

Senior Advisory - Biotech

Annique de Greef

Head of People

Jessica Hale

Head of PR & Communications

Noortje van Heijst

Technology & Growth

Erwin Retel

Head of Design

Thomas Blekman

Dean Global School for Entrepreneurship

Lee (Willy) Wei Lee

Business Development

Lars Crama


Jorinde Willbrink

Head of Scouting

Rachelle Brusselaars


Luc Mureau

Research Analyst

Hendrik Halbe

Partner & CEO

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