Who we are

We’re a team dedicated to connecting and empowering tech founders and CXOs in the Netherlands! We run programmes, host events, create and share resources, work with VCs and LPs, collaborate with the government on startup policy, and make meaningful connections to help startups grow.

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Our Mission

We are transforming the Dutch tech landscape into an ecosystem where innovation thrives.

We’re breaking barriers by addressing talent shortages, capital limitations, and fostering a dynamic connection between tech ventures and the investment community. By 2026, we envision the Netherlands not just as a startup hub, but as THE Global Tech Powerhouse in Europe, crafting tech ventures into unstoppable global leaders. Join us in shaping the future of tech!

What we do

Growth Programmes

Elevate your company to new heights with our growth programmes—Rise for scaleup founders and Pole Position for early-stage deeptech founders.

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Communities

Explore Techleap for Scaleups, a thriving community for scaleup founders and their C-Suite, or Diverse Leaders in Tech, dedicated to advancing DEI in the tech landscape.

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Knowledge Hub

All the insights and latest news about the Dutch tech ecosystem in one place.

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Some companies we work with

Meet the team

Team Techleap

Maarten Cleeren

Maarten Cleeren

Managing Director
Hadewych Corstens

Hadewych Corstens

Commercial Director
Constantijn van Oranje

Constantijn van Oranje

Special Envoy
Myrthe Hooijman

Myrthe Hooijman

Director Nextleap & Interventions
Peter Maarten Westerhout

Peter Maarten Westerhout

Director Deeptech
Bob Rietveld

Bob Rietveld

Head of Data
Dylan Richts

Dylan Richts

Head of Community
Maha Gadher

Maha Gadher

Partnerships & Fundraising Lead
Esther van der Meulen

Esther van der Meulen

PA Special Envoy & Executive Assistant LT
Ryan Sarver

Ryan Sarver

Investor in Residence
Christian van der Woude

Christian van der Woude

Ecosystem Interventions & Governmental Affairs Officer
Marije Dijksma

Marije Dijksma

Ecosystems & Governmental Affairs Officer
Kuca Sandrin

Kuca Sandrin

Culture & Operations Manager
Danny Littiere

Danny Littiere

Financial Controller
Tom Vrenken

Tom Vrenken

Recruiter
Marcus van Wely

Marcus van Wely

IT Manager
Annemieke Wisse

Annemieke Wisse

Programme Manager Deeptech
Arjan Goudsblom

Arjan Goudsblom

Programme Manager Deeptech
Lech Bakhuizen van den Brink

Lech Bakhuizen van den Brink

Programme Manager Deeptech
Abla Chaoui

Abla Chaoui

Venture Profiling Manager Deeptech
Sigrid Ploegér

Sigrid Ploegér

Event Manager
Natasja Marchese

Natasja Marchese

Project Manager
Ingrid van Rest

Ingrid van Rest

Head of Operations Diverse Leaders in Tech
Emma Bell

Emma Bell

Venture Capital Partner
Ana Stojanovikj

Ana Stojanovikj

Data Lead
Chiara Parisi

Chiara Parisi

Data Analyst
Davinia Levie

Davinia Levie

Event Manager
Mila Jovićević

Mila Jovićević

Programme Manager
Eva Bandelj

Eva Bandelj

Relationship Manager
Joël Letang

Joël Letang

Programme Manager
Nikoletta Babel

Nikoletta Babel

Office Manager
Nadia Gómez Molina

Nadia Gómez Molina

Marketing Communications Lead
Sylvie van der Linden

Sylvie van der Linden

Online Marketing Manager
Rike Franzen

Rike Franzen

Marketing & Brand Activation Manager
Huw Hughes

Huw Hughes

Content Manager
Stevie King

Stevie King

Content Manager
Maxime Lubbers

Maxime Lubbers

Programme Manager Ecosystem Interventions
Peter Jan Kok

Peter Jan Kok

Partnerships and Fundraising Manager

Our supervisory board

Frans van Houten

Former Philips CEO

Thomas Plantenga

CEO of Vinted

Mayke Nagtegaal

Non-executive boardmember and ex COO MessageBird

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