MEMBERS

Kula Members are visionary and entrepreneurial people who are driven by epic ideas to impact the world. They have worked for the world’s leading organizations such as Google, Wieden+Kennedy, McKinsey & Company, Bain & Company, CVC Capital, Bloomberg, Heineken, Unilever, Impact Hub, Rocket Internet and the United Nations or have founded innovative start-ups like Fashiolista, The Next Closet, Moyee Coffee, BrownCow, CrossOver, Bohemian Birds, Outliers, Professional Rebel, Carmen West and NextportChina.

KULA Society is built up by KULA Rings. Each month new KULA members find their way to our network by attending a KULA Welcome Ring Dinner. By the number of a Ring members more or less know for how long one has been a KULA member.

 

New members are nominated by existing Kula members. 
Want to nominate a new member?
Please send an email to rutger@kulasociety.nl

RING 40

Est. MARCH 2019

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Ruud Huisman

Blockchain expert

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Michael Potts

Photographer
Formula 1, travel & wildlife

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Lizzy Koopman

Managing partner
Espressionisme, Coffee artists

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Clair Bik

Owner
Bik Difference

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Philip van der Kolk

Project Manager
Sports & Sustainability

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Titus van Dijk

Podcastmaker

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Laura van Rutten

Founder
Het Klimaatmuseum

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Roderick Verstegen

Owner
ROVER legal (start & scale ups)

RING 39

Est. January 2019

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Ayla van Olphen

Founder & CCO
HomeDeco BV

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Dieter Boels

Cofounder
Soundmarker

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Hein-Jan ter Meulen

Advocaat
Evers Soerjatin

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Joris Roovers

Merkstrateeg / copywriter
Joris Roovers

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Luana Ferreira

Storyteller
Luana Fereirra PR

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Yme Quispel

Business Development manager
Soapbox

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Luuk Vosters

Circulair Economy Inspirator
Future Economy Seminars

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Eveline Smeets

Co-founder
We are the curious

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Maurits van Hoogevest

Founder
Building The New

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Anna Willems

Co-founder
We are the Curious

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Ruben Wolvekamp

Founder
Kever Genever

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Zaky Prabowo

Founder
WeTravel | Indorelawan

RING 38

Est. october 2018

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Chris Cohen

Project Manager
Frisse Blikken

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Ilse Kwaaitaal

Scout Lead
Impact Hub Amsterdam

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Merick Schoute

Founder
Holie

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Leonard Crijns

General Manager
Novanta 9:0 Hotel

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Roy Cremers

Directeur
VoordeKunst.nl

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Ashlee Tuttleman

Strategy, Operations & Innovation
Emerging Markets

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Frederique Verblakt

Founder
What Women Want

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Fleur Huijskens

PhD in International Relations,

Focus linking China - Europe

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Thijs van Bemmel

Social Business Developer
Bem Bem Creates

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Nigel Pique

Founder
Lutje Schipholt & Piqué Financiën

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Quirijn van Veen

Founder
Je veux Flaner

RING 37

Est. September 2018

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Elene Ferwerda

Marketing | Intuitie Coach
Freelancer

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Quirijn Bongaerts

Advocaat
Bynkershoek

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Baukje van den Heuvel

Gastro-intestinaal en oncologisch chirurg
Medical Centre Nijmegen

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Bram Kool

CEO
Sugarvita

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Marlies Veld

Project Leader
Freelancer

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Michiel van der Meij

Vice President
AXECO

 
 

RING 36

Est. June 2018

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Gezi Fu

Founder
Ananas Language App

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Laurens Nues

Founder & MD
Magnet.me

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Joanne Jongens

Sponsorships and Brand Activation Manager
Picnic supermarkets

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Wouter de Roy van Zuidewijn

Founder
Sqetch | Cortez

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Elena Kostler

Founder
Sam Application - Fighting Loneliness

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Machiel Laumans

Founder
Local Harvest

 
 

RING 35

Est. MAy 2018

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Solko Schalm

Visual artist | Founder
Gallery Solko Schalm

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Sandra van Beest

Consultant
The Boston Consulting Group

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Fenneke Voorsluis

Artist | Founder
De Huiskamer Kalkmarkt 8

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Drian van der Woude

PhD Candidate
Institute for Theoretical Physics

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Daphne Gerritse

Designer | Founder
Rain Couture

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Daniël Langeveld

 

Manager Brand Partnerships
Brands at Universal Music Group

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Daan Klever

Quarter Life Coach & Entertrainer
GoedGedaan - People Empowerment

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Boudewijn Kaanen

Lawyer | Cofounder
Liber Dock

RING 34

Est. april 2018

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Jerom Nieuwenhuizen

Customer Support Business Planning
ASML

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Tijs de Beer

Commercieel Manager
Skyscrapers

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Laura Linschoten

Business Coach | Founder
Ondermersbende

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Wendell Misiedjan

(Web) Developer | Co-founder
DigiSpark

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Laurens Westerhuis

Directeur | Digital Marketing Expert
Headcore

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Ilse Marsman

Consultant
The Next Organisation

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Cees Geesink

Men's fashion agency | Founder
Cees Geesink

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Katja van het Bolscher

Vision creation | Strategy & concept
Creating Brands

RING 33

Est. March 2018

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Jeroen Ruigrok

Innovation Manager
HEINEKEN

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Loïs van Ruijven

Producer
Wave Recording Studios

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Emily Ledeboer

Co Founder | Yogadocent
The White Door

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Juliëtte Plantenga

Founder | Management Consultant
TBBG

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Anouk Schepers

Pr-manager
PRESSURE Amsterdam

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Chris Heijdenrijk

Manager Business Development
BookSpot

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Bart Voorsluis

Colorist
TussenKadijken2

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Daniel Cramer

Consultant
McKinsey & Company

RING 32

Est. February 2018

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Tanja Kok

Presenter | Fashion Model | Writer
Freelance

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Frederik van der Veen

CEO
Overstappen.nl

 
 

RING 31

Est. January 2018

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Esther Slagboom

Gezinstherapeut
Freelance

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Joël in 't Veld

Digital Activation Manager
Philips

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Puck van Doorn

Presentation expert & Female leadership advisor
BEAM

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Ellen van Dieren

De Recruitment Trainer
De Recruitment Trainer

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Lisa Labadie

Consultant
BS Het Gebouw

 
 
 

RING 30

Est. December 2017

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Max Beaumont

Co-founder
Skytree

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Fleur Mulders

Co-founder
De Atleetfrabriek

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Maaike de Reuver

Eindredacteur
Food Inspiration

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Thom Wernke

Co-founder
StartDock

 
 
 

RING 29

Est. November 2017

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Lodewijk Alblas

Senior Business Controller
Suitsupply

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Martijn Baten

Social Media Specialist
Martijn Baten voor startups

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Kim Hagenaar

Sr. Project Manager
Freelance

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Noeska Pak

Coach | Co Founder
Spiritual Rebel

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Maud van de Wiel

Founder | Creative Strategist
MMousse

 
 
 

RING 28

Est. October 2017

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Vincent Lindeboom

Founder | CEO
Next Empire

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Maxime Pieters

Marketing Manager 
We Are Labels

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Alfred Prevoo

Blockchain and DLT Specialist
Blockchain Investments & Co.

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Emilie Roëll

Founder | Social Entrepreneur | Consultant
Doh Eain

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Celine van der Ven

Manager Internal Audit
GrandVision NV

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Esther Zijgetrop

Business Design | Innovation Strategist NextGenner

 
 

RING 27

Est. September 2017

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Sophie Hoozemans

Freelancer
Event / Project Management

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Juan David

International Trader
AES INTERNATIONAL

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Alexander Doxiadis

Founder
Deeep Dive

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Gernot Schwendtner

Co-Founder
We Grow 

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Marinke Kruize

Fundraising & Events
Sport Helpt

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Kim de Vries 

Co Owner
About Jacky 

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Peter Kaas

Partner
Preceding Ventures 

 

RING 26

Est. June 2017

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Joost de Jong

Business Developer
at TU Delft

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Thijs Visser

Founder
Back to the Wild

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Sander Nieuwenhuizen

Co Founder
The Main Ingredient BV

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Jorrit Kooi

Co-Founder
SafariSharing

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Heino Maitimu

Heino Maitimu
Sport Helpt

 
 

RING 25

Est. MAY 2017

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Joris Ferweda

Founder
Sales for Startups

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Abigail Robinson

Owner
Frameworks Consulting

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Michelle Stradal

PR Manager
King George

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Martijn Pannevis

Freelancer
Panman Productions

RING 24

Est. APRIL 2017

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Alain de Bruijn

Creative director
Alain de Bruijn

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Simon Bushell

Founder & CEO
Sympower

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Toon Overbeeke

Co-Founder
Vitestro

 

RING 23

Est. march 2017

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Mitchell Warmerdam

Founder
Gymeyes

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Madelien Schippers

Managing Director
American Estates - Travel Agency

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Stephanie Hunfeld

Associate Adviseur
Turner

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Eelko Hamer

Marketing & Innovation Strategist
Eelko.com

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Reinier van der Vusse

Consultant Circular Economy
RebelGroup Executives 

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Daphne van Boxtel

Senior Associate | Advocate
Houthoff

 
 

RING 22

Est. february 2017

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Anne Backer

Communicatie adviseur
De Issuemakers

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Anne-Marie Sleurink

Global Communications Manager
Philips Lighning

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Cyrion Willems

Filmmaker & Online Video Marketeer
Wheelhouse Productions

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Elenoor Meijer

Creator
Elenoor Creates

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Cathelijne Blok

Eindredacteur
BNN-VARA

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Bas Klein Geltink

Eigenaar | Sollicitatietrainer
Sollicitego

 
 

RING 21

Est. january 2017

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Kathelijn Voets

Project Manager & Sales Fragrances
SALLE PRIVÉE

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Lianne Bijleveld

Change Management Consultant
Heineken

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Bart Haverkamp

Field Engineering Team Lead
Shell

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Piter-Jan Goodijk

Program Manager
Young Colfield

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Lourens Boot

Head of Technology
The Ocean Cleanup

 
 

RING 20

Est. december 2016

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Paul de Kuyper

CEO
Gigstarter

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Tom Verstappen

Managing Partner
Wicked Grounds

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Celine Smeets 

Lawyer
ICL EUROPE

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Kirsten Spahr van der Hoek

Innovation Lead
ABN AMRO

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Elias Hassing

Digital Strategist
VIVAT

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Itai Gross

Owner
Tivon Management

 

RING 19

Est. november 2016

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Floris Harms

Founder
Visbar Beet

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Stephane Blokhuis 

Coordinator
KABK

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Joris van der Steuijt 

Co-founder
LAB15

 
 

RING 18

Est. October 2016

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Joris Volmering

Interim Finance Professional
Grant Thornton

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Henriette van Baren

Graphic Designer & Lawyer
Houthoff Buruma

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Anne van Heijst 

Project Officer
Bernard van Leer Foundation

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Paulien Wesselink

Founder
Oh My Bag

 

RING 17

Est. september 2016

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Brian van Bebberen

Managing Director
Signcraft

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Marie-Lise van Veenstra

Engagement Manager
McKinsey

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Ron van den Akker 

Principel
Bloom

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Rutger de Rijk

Co-founder
Bea

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Steef Fleur

Freelance Photographer
Studio Steef Fleur

 

RING 16

Est. July 2016

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Jelte de Jongh

Founder & CEO
Leeruniek

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Nils von der Assen

Writer & Journalist
Self-employed

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Pietro Paganini

Quant Researcher
Duyfken Trading Knowledge B.V.

 
 
 
 
 

RING 15

Est. June 2016

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Eliane Bernhard

Yoga Nidra Teacher
De Creatie Coach

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Esther Leloux

Founder
Eves

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Eva Olman

Interim Legal Advisor
Clifford Chance Amsterdam

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Jack Driessen

Senior Associate
Rabobank Acquisition Finance

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Marijke de Jong

Consultant, Facilitator, Coach
The Change Company

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Rick Passenier

Director
PACE Business Partners

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Tijmen Rümke

Ondernemer
Studio George

 

RING 14

Est. april 2016

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Chretien Hendriks

Drilling Supervisor
Transmark Renewables

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Emille Buziau

Corporate Litigation and Investigations
Houfhoff Buruma

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Jelle Postma

Investment Associate
UFF Agri Asset Management

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Madeleine Bolle

Photographer
Madeleine Bolle Photography

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Maria Follender Grossfeld

Owner
Small Agency

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Marjolijn Winten

Founder & Editor in Chief
Nolala

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Niels ten Brink

Yoga Coach & Trainer
&Yoga

 

RING 13

Est. March 2016

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Marthijn Westhuis

3D | Motion | Designer
Freelance

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RING 12

Est. February 2016

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Elvira de Jong

Interim lawyer
Porticus

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Marinde Hendrikse

Resource Planner
InSpark

Mathijn Visser

Investment Director
CVC Capital Partners

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Olivier Kruger

Digital Consultant | Startup Investor
Self-employed

 
 
 

RING 11

Est. December 2015

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David van der Meulen

Zakelijk Directeur, Speechwriting Coach
Speak to Inspire NL

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Matteo Lo Prete

Financial Entrepreneur
Self-employed

 
 
 
 
 
 

RING 10

Est. november 2015

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Felice van der Sandt

Brand Partnership Manager
IMA Influencer Marketing

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Hidde Suvaal

Bouwbegeleider, Ontwerper
Milestone ontwerpen

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Nick Hogendoorn

Head of Strategic Initiatives
HelloFresh

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Nick Mastenbroek

Lead Consultant
Basware

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Pieter van Nunen

Manager
Bain & Company

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Roderik Hageman

Co-Founder & CEO
The Talent Institute

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Sanne Staps

Co-founder | Legal interim
Fraemd

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Thom van Wijk

Founder & CEO
Scalehub

RING 9

Est. september 2015

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Anne Vries

Co-Founder & Coach
Idéfix

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David de Jong

Journalist, Author
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Koen Derks

Corporate Finance | Co-founder
Rabobank | Blooming & Booming

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Laurens Bosman

Founder
Wayfinders

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Mark Zaal

Founder
de Energiebespaarders

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Thijs Tuijt

Co-founder
Hustle Cretives

 
 

RING 8

Est. July 2015

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Anieke Lamers

Investment Manager
Social Impact Ventures

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Chrissy Schekkerman

Legal Counsel / compliance
Fastned

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Liza Jansen

Journalist, News concierge 
Self employed

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Marijn Mennes

Startup Liaison
ABN AMRO

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Robert de Lange

People Analytics Researcher
Rabobank

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Seffie Treistman

Founder
Productive by Design

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Stefanie Wolff

Founder
Young Digital Leaders

 

RING 7

Est. may 2015

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Beert Kuiken

Partner
Fitch Finance

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Boyd Welsink

Sales Intercedent
Randstad

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Eva van Heeswijk

Coach
Samen met Eva

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Ewoud Uphof

Founder, Growth Architect
Polaris Growth

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Job Tupan

Senior Strategy Consultant
Diversion

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Willem Koek

Vice President Structured Finance
ING Commercial Banking

 
 

RING 6

Est. march 2015

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Anne-Sophie Noten

Branding & Innovation
Abbot Kinney's

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Jeffry Broek

Founder
de Energiebespaarders

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Joost van Schie

Partnership Builder
aimforthemoon

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Maarten van Poll

Reporter Financial Markets
Het Financieele Dagblad

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Thijs Goos

Founder, CEO
DreamDeco BV

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Willa Stoutenbeek

Founder, Director
W.Green

 
 

RING 5

Est. February 2015

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Nathalie Kraus

Marketing Manager Women's
Tommy Hilfiger

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Otto Verhage

Patner
Bain & Company

 
 
 
 
 
 

RING 4

Est. October 2014

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Barbara Putman Cramer

Founder
Living Antenna

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Bob Groos

Intl. Project Manager
Triodos Bank

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Claudia Lambrichs

Founder
⎾C L ‐ H R ⏌

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Karim Mareek

Founder
Teach to Fish

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Tom Elffers

Coach & Visie-ontwikkelaar
Een Heel Leven Coaching

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Colette van der Minne

Owner
Storytelling for Good Guys

 
 

RING 3

Est. October 2014

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Marleen Basart

Co-Founder
BitesWeLove

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Willem Peutz 

Sales Director
LUMICKS

 
 
 
 
 
 

RING 2

Est. July 2014

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Boris Nihom

Co-Founder
Studio Kraftwerk

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Eline Westerhof

Category Manager
Capi-Lux

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Frederick Mansell

Journalist & Documentary
Dimdocs

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Jop van de Graaf

Founder/ Owner
SLA

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Real van Schie

Director
YoungColfield.nl 

 
 
 

RING 1

Est. June 2014

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Jasper Mutsaerts

Founder
The Startup Coach

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Christina Calceanu

Category Manager
Albert Heijn - Ahold 

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Jeroen Hovius

Sales & Distribution
Shell 

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Jorn Krenn

Vice President
 AlpInvest Partners

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Kurt Hamming

Director
WeLunch.nl

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Leanne Jacometti

Founder
Wildthings Collectables

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Marc van Hasselt 

 

Smart Mobility Consultant
Frankky Consulting

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Oscar Westerhof

Co-Founder
Kingcrush

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Talitha van Ogtrop

Founder
The Next Closet

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Thijs van der Toom

Co-founder & MD
NextportChina

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Wietske de Bruin 

Trade Marketeer
Topcities Heineken