MEET OUR AMBASSADORS!

We all need a little help sometimes. So let’s introduce you to our biggest friends and fans. Get to know our ambassadors below!

Menno Weij
Menno Weij
Menno is partner at BDO Legal, specialised in the legal aspects of technology. He is also cofounder of IncPlus, cofounder of VraagHugo and commissioner at the Security of Things Fund.

“It is great to be involved and hopefully to be of use. The Dutch startup scene is so dynamic and has so much potential!”

Mark Vletter
Mark Vletter
Mark Vletter is fast growth serial entrepreneur. He started several B2B companies in the internet and telecom sector. The organisations he founded jointly serve more than 18,000 companies and are active in over 55 countries.

“I’m looking forward in joining the DSA on this great adventure towards more tech friendly policies!”

Don Ginsel
Don Ginsel
Don Ginsel was trained as civil engineer, became a banker at ABN AMRO and Deutsche Bank, and is now an entrepreneur and investor in early stage start-ups.

“Current laws weren’t designed for tech driven, fast growing, international companies. It’s great that DSA intends to break down unnecessary policy growth barriers for startups and creates awareness for the needs of these organisations.”

Marco de Jong
Marco de Jong
Marco worked 10 years in the telecom industry and 10 years as general manager and owner of web agency theFactor.e. He now focuses on investing and accelerating new internet ventures. He founded the NOO community and initiated the YES! Community.
Rogier Klimbie
Rogier Klimbie
Rogier Klimbie is a public affairs veteran and long time supporter of the Dutch startup ecosystem. He has worked in the European Parliament and was head Public Policy Netherlands at Google in the Netherlands. He is now owner of Klimbie Public Affairs, a boutique public affairs consultancy.

“Super to be able to support start and scale-ups in this way. Absolutely crucial that startups unite and make their voice heard. It’s what is lacking in Dutch politics right now.”

Anne-Wil Lucas
Anne-Wil Lucas
Anne-Wil Lucas is a former member of parliament in the Netherlands. Her startup bill led to the founding of StartupDelta. She was program director at StartupDelta and is now working as director of Kennispark Twente.

“I am passionate about building a sustainable future by paving the way for ambitious entrepreneurs. They can and will find smarter and cleaner solutions for the grand challenges the world faces.”

Mirjam Bink
Mirjam Bink
Mirjam Bink founded I-recruiting, an award winning innovative company that introduced internet recruitment. She also founded ONL voor Ondernemers, an organisation that represents entrepreneurs in the political domain.

“I am a strong believer that many societal challenges can be solved through entrepreneurship. By closing the gap between politicians and entrepreneurs I want to help achieve a better entrepreneurial eco system.”

Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
Boris is the founder and CEO of TNW (The Next Web). Earlier he founded the first Wi-Fi hotspot operator in The Netherlands. Boris is a close watcher of trends in digital technology.

“I fully support the DSA in its mission for startup and tech friendly policy in the Netherlands. Let’s empower tech startups so they can grow.”

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To reach our goal we need you; startups, scale-ups, partners. Startups are stronger together. We create a wealth of expertise and experience when we work together. Only then can we make the Netherlands startup-proof.

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