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We are WorldStartup

At WorldStartup we believe an inclusive and regenerative global economy is the way forward for a sustainable future.

That is why we create communities, offer support programmes and unlock resources for changemakers to grow their business and foster a positive impact on society and nature. Our goal is to create opportunities for positive growth in every corner of the world by promoting the power of collaboration and the beauty of equality.

Our values

Ventures first

The interest of the ventures we support has the highest priority. They are in the front row.

Care together

We think complex issues require joint efforts. Working together on tangible solutions to create shared value.

Celebrate life

We strive to make our journey fun and full of celebration. Life is amazing. We love nature.

Ecosystem Equality

Equal opportunities and obligations are key to a sustainable society. We believe in the harmonious balance on earth.

The team

Aditya Putta

Head of Capital

Alexia Skrypnyk

Sourcing Capital

Alice Pavin

Programme & Investment Manager

Camila Ugarte

Communications & Marketing Intern

Daniël Steginga

Managing Director of WorldStartup

Egbert Ottevanger

Startup and VISA Support

Gerrit Jan van 't Veen

Strategy and Business Development

Jan Verkooijen

Portfolio Management

Jasmann Chhatwal

Junior Program Manager and Investment Analyst

Margot van Hecking Colenbrander

Project Manager Impactview

Marjan de Jong

Managing Director of WorldStartup

Mathijs Koper

Business Development

Midyan Ulbaki

Startup Support Manager

Milena Ninova

Programme Design & Management, Workshop Facilitator

Rebeka Bílik

Communications and Programme Manager

Svitlana Khrystenko

Innovation Project Manager and Service Designer


Join the team

We always welcome ambitious impact-oriented changemakers in our team. If you feel like your values align with our mission, don't hesitate to reach out to us.

WorldStartup Collective

WorldStartup Collective unites a passionate group of startup support leaders and service providers. We aim to share our knowledge, resources, and opportunities to support even more impact-driven startups in the best possible way in our local communities.

Mathijs Koper

Tekkoo Managing Director

Egbert Ottevanger

Director Frank & the Backs

Matthew Wilson

Founder of Miles

Jeff van Dijk

Creative Strategist @The Impacters

Marjan de Jong

Chairman of the Dutch Mentor Community

Gerrit Jan van 't Veen

Managing Director of WorldStartup Collective


Join the collective

Join the WorldStartup Collective to share knowledge, resources, and opportunities for good.