Evert Jaap Lugt, or EJ, is a successful serial entrepreneur. He founded Nimbuzz in 2006, raised 50 million in capital and eventually sold the company to the British internet company New Call Telecom for 137 million euros. One of the largests tech exits in the Dutch startup scene to date. This 57-old Rotterdam native brings in years of entrepreneurial experience having founded various successful companies including NGTI and @Media (sold to Dutch Public Broadcast – NOS). Currently he’s active as a Partner at Business Openers, counseling companies on innovation strategy.
Here’s what EJ has to say about his new role: ‘’I’m very motivated to bring YES!Delft to the next level. This incubator has big ambitions and a strong track record in building tech startups. YES!Delft, together with TU Delft and TNO, is an important player in the realization of the Next Economy in the Netherlands. With my experience as an entrepreneur I can further grow the network of YES!Delft and make sure we become the best incubator in Europe by 2020.”
He is very involved in the startup scene giving lectures in innovation management at Nyenrode Business University and is active in the European startup scene as board advisor, investor and co-founder.
As of June, 2017 you will meet Evert Jaap in the incubator and externally at events and meetups throughout the Netherlands.
Daan Domhof, our current Managing Director (a.i.) will resume his role as Incubation & Growth Manager.
We are very excited to work with EJ!
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