As a founder of four startups and experienced corporate innovator, Thijs has practiced experimental innovation in various environments. Thijs loves to connect people, to create new stuff and coaching entrepreneurial talent. Together with setting up ecosystems around events & communities, these are the red wires in his activities as entrepreneur, strategist and board member. As of 2019 leading expansion of Wework Labs in the North European region and involved in different initiatives to build strong ecosystems for sustainable innovation in the EMEA region.
Thijs is Founder and Summit director of the Lean Innovation Summit.