Director, Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE Venture Labs)
The university has become my natural habitat. Working with the brightest minds is a pleasure and a challenge every day. I have always been involved in creating new things and finding ways to make it grow. From International Offices to Centers of Entrepreneurship to new degree programs to organizational changes. Never on my own because I believe in the strength of teamwork.
At ACE we set up programs and (international) partnerships that enable students and young researchers to start high impact ventures.
My latest achievement is the Startup Village at Amsterdam Science Park: an out-of-the-box location for innovation and entrepreneurship. We turned second-hand sea containers into work spaces for science- & technology companies.