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.

Luc Mureau

Research Analyst

Robert van Gasteren


Joost Bax

Head of Finance

Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen

Partner & CTO

Denise van Blitterswijk

Head of Policy Advice

Thomas Blekman

Dean Global School for Entrepreneurship

Keith Wallace

Advisory - Investments

Andy Mosmans

Advisory - Startup Marketing

Richard Luxemburg


Annelize (Ann) Singh

Regional Director USA

Thomas Bijen


Jochem Cuppen

Partner & Chief Strategy

Prof. Justin Jansen

Senior Advisor - Corporate Entrepreneurship

Roy van der Loos

Finance officer

Rachelle Brusselaars


Peter van Houdt


Stathis Papadimitriou

Startup Analyst

Jelle Turkstra

Advisory - Investments

Noortje van Heijst

Technology & Growth

Hendrik Halbe

Partner & CEO

Prof. Eric Claassen

Senior Advisory - Biotech

Yana Lipcheva

Global Network

Floortje Mostert

Research Analyst

Lee (Willy) Wei Lee

Business Development

Aurelia Fiumarelli

Event Manager

Tom de Heus

Head of Events

Aqeel Ahmad

Chief Technological Architect

Erwin Retel

Head of Design

Martin Luxemburg


Dominika Tess

Startup Analyst

Thomas Meijer

Head of Operations at Global School for Entrepreneurship

Jessica Hale

Head of PR & Communications

Jorinde Willbrink

Head of Scouting

Anirudh Balakrishnan

Regional Director India

Keith Bradley

Regional Director MENA

Tharek Ghobar

Director Middle East

Erwin Koenraads


Lucas Franse


Prof. Roy Thurik

Senior Advisory - Professor Entrepreneurship

Timo Timmermans

Chairman Global School for Entrepreneurship

Edward de Jager


Yannick Limburg

Business Development

Ruben Nieuwenhuis


Dirk Schouten

Team Development

Lars Crama


Annique de Greef

Head of People

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.