BOARD MEMBERS

Lucien Burm
Lucien BurmChair
Lucien was CEO and cofounder of Nine Connections , a Dutch Artificial Intelligence company. As a board member of the DSA, he hopes to help improve the Dutch startup ecosystem and make the Netherlands the #1 startup state of Europe.

“Leave it to the entrepreneurs!”

Taco Potze
Taco PotzeTreasurer
Taco Potze cofounded GoalGorilla, one of the leading open source web development agencies in The Netherlands. Taco thinks it’s time for politicians and legislators to start talking with startups.

“Together we can accelerate innovations in countless areas, improve lives of millions while creating sustainable businesses in The Netherlands!”

Roland Sars
Roland Sars
Roland Sars is CEO of Media Distillery. He is a genuine entrepreneur: born with a truly commercial instinct and vision on business growth.

“I cofounded the DSA because of a personal frustration: there was no central body representing startups in the public debate!”

Diana Krieger
Diana Krieger
Diana is a professional ‘Pippi Longstocking’. Graduated in economics, grown at corporates and now following her entrepreneurial family roots. Her drive within the DSA resides from her own experience.

“Politicians, stop talking, start listening!”

Rinske Brand
Rinske Brand
Rinske Brand founded BRAND The Urban Agency, a boutique agency that focuses on making cities greener, smarter, more innovative and dynamic. She’s not only a marketing strategist and a ‘brand urbanism’ advocate, but also a startup coach.

“The new generation of growth entrepreneurs leads the way in innovation and social impact. The DSA is THE organisation that represents these companies to the fullest!”

Samir Saberi
Samir Saberi
Samir Saberi is a startup ecosystem and innovation expert. He cofounded the startup blog StartupJuncture and was an advisor to former EU commissioner Neelie Kroes and StartupDelta director Sigrid Johannisse.

“I am honoured to contribute as a board member of the DSA to a more fertile breeding ground for startups and scale-ups. Let them thrive and grow into global technology companies!”

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