About us

Connecting ambitious tech scaleup founders in the Netherlands

We understand that the successful growth of a tech scaleup lies in collaboration: It’s about building strong networks, tackling joint challenges, promoting mutual transparency, and raising a collective voice.

That’s why our community is more than just a network - it's a supportive community of ambitious and diverse peers, where every member plays an active and crucial role in driving innovation and growth by contributing to the ecosystem.

Growing faster together

Through working together and giving back to the community, we can make a real difference and achieve more than we ever could alone. And we are committed to supporting you every step of the way in your scaleup journey.

If you meet the criteria, we invite you to join our community and work alongside us in helping scaleups reach new heights in the Dutch tech ecosystem. You can too!

Meet our scaleup team

Our team is dedicated to build a community that matters. Don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to serve you!

Dylan Richts
Head of Community
Prior to Techleap, Dylan was Head of Partnerships for a South African scaleup called WeThinkCode, where he was building a business community around untapped talent, and London & Partners, where he developed the Business Growth Programme to help company’s scale.
Mila Jovićević
Programme Manager
Mila has a decade of experience working with communities for scaleups and high-net-worth individuals. She oversees the delivery of programs and content during events and sessions, and is responsible for attracting the best a and experts to help our founders scale better and faster.
Davinia Levie
Event Manager
Extensive experience in developing, conceptualising and delivering large scale business events. Responsible for the logistics of all programmes and events and ensures to consider not just where it is happening, but also how the event experience allows the community to better connect.
Huw Hughes
Content Manager
Huw is experienced in developing and executing a variety of engaging and informative content strategies and campaigns. At Techleap for Scaleups, he is responsible for creating information-rich content that helps navigate Dutch tech founders through challenges and towards solutions.
Eva Bandelj
Engagement Manager
Eva has an abundance of expertise in the startup space, spanning community engagement, tech ecosystem building, business development, partnerships, and integrated communications. Her role involves identifying top founders, understanding their needs, and strategically engaging them in tailored growth opportunities within the community and beyond.

Meet our founder advisory board

Sander Schutte
Co-founder & CEO at Mapiq
The #1 workplace experience platform on a mission to shape the future of work, trusted by global organizations like Booking.com, Danone, and PwC. Raised over € 22 million and with 80+ employees.
Marieke van Iperen
Co-Founder & CEO at Settly
A solution for employee relocation, with its digital platform, bespoke services, and supportive community helping to attract and retain international talent, and offering new hires the best relocation and settling-in experience. Bootstrapped until now and just raised € 6 million.
Sander den Hoedt
Founder & CEO at Delmic
An award-winning high-tech company that develops powerful solutions for electron microscopy, bringing researchers and organisations closer to research insights across diverse application fields.
Judith Huisman
Co-Founder & CSO at Meeting Select
The Global Meetings Management Platform to book meetings and workspace worldwide. Connecting corporations, agencies and meeting planners with +500,000 hotels and meeting venues and conference hotels in 150+ countries. Ranked nr. 1 Female run Tech company in NL.
Oz Har Adir
Founder & CEO at Vio.com
A super-powered tool travelers use to get better deals every stay. Vio.com has +100M visitors a year across the globe. Bootstrapped with over 170 employees.
Agnieszka Wegrzyn
Co-Founder & CSTO at EV Biotech
The go-to company for tailored strain engineering and fermentation solutions. EV Biotech has merged computational and laboratory methods to create a technology platform that speeds up the creation of commercial fermentation processes.
Hans Scheffer
Founder & CEO at Helloprint
The world’s largest marketplace for customized print products, with 650.000+ customers, over 170 employees, and 4 local offices, including Rotterdam and Valencia.

Our community values

Growth mindset
Confidentiality is key. Nothing is shared outside of the community without explicit permission.
Safe space
Everyone is here to share and learn. Give constructive feedback instead of destructive criticism.
Give back
Actively look for ways to offer hands-on assistance during and surrounding events.
No assholes
Good people end up with good people. We have a strict no-assholes policy.