Constantijn Van Oranje

Special Envoy, Techleap

Speaker Bio

Constantijn van Oranje leads, the initiative to turn The Netherlands into a European powerhouse for tech companies. He and his team run programs and connect a community of the most promising and ambitious startup & scaleup founders in The Netherlands. Techleap also works with stakeholders like the government to improve the conditions for tech entrepreneurs to scale their companies.

He is member of the National Growth Fund Investment Committee, Board member of the NATO Innovation Fund, Fellow at Deloitte Centre for the Edge and Senior Advisor Digital Technology & Macro Strategy at Macro Advisory Partners in London and New York. Additionally, he is ambassador of the European Innovation Council.

Constantijn co-founded StartupFest Europe, which is still the biggest start-up event ever organised in The Netherlands. Previously, he was Chief of Staff to VP Neelie Kroes at the European Commission in charge of the Digital Agenda and led the Brussels office of the RAND Corporation following jobs at Booz Allen & Hamilton, IFC and the Cabinet of EC Commissioner Hans van den Broek.

Aside from innovation and technology, Constantijn van Oranje is passionate about art, music, photography, and nature.