Marie-Jose van den Boomgaard
MJ is working as a Startups & Scaleups Scout within KPN, the Dutch telco incumbent. She has realized over 200 deals between startups and KPN in the last 3 years, on diverse focus areas.
KPN has realized an impressive startup ecosystem, has set up KPN’s partnerworld for startups and is a firm believer of Open Innovation. Besides the Liaison team of MJ, KPN also has a venture fund called KPN Ventures. Find out more on here
and on www.kpnventures.com
Besides her KPN Job, MJ is an active startup coach with Startup Bootcamp & Port XL, member of the Advisory board of SXSW and Advisory board member of CES Las Vegas 2020 and board member of www.tekdelta.nl.
She loves innovations, she loves startups.
Nicolai is an Entrepreneur with a strong background in digital industries. Today Nicolai is founder and CEO of Match-Maker Ventures
as well as co-founder of OptInk. Match-Maker Ventures is dedicated to scaling innovation by helping startups and corporations to collaborate.
Prior to that Nicolai was part of the Global TIME leadership team at Arthur D. Little. Nicolai advised multi-billion dollar companies and financial investors having gained strong experience in Board level interaction. Nicolai regularly acts as keynote speaker and writes among other for StartupGrind. Nicolai is a German citizen, lives in Austria, worked in 23 countries and studied in Austria and the US.