Categories

Mentors

We believe in the power of great mentorship, of sharing knowledge and experience generously, openly and altruistically. Every entrepreneur needs help when faced with a critical decision. We understand that making mistakes is part of the learning curve, but we also feel strong about the benefits of learning from other people’s mistakes.

 
Our mentors are some of the best serial entrepreneurs, investors and experts. They know your market, they’ve built and sold businesses before, and they’re here to help you succeed, by pushing you forward.

 
Having built and sold two companies before, Oscar Kneppers has created a network of successful entrepreneurs and industry veterans that are now involved with the accelerator. Find out more about his vision and why you should apply to Rockstart in this video.

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Aad-t-Hart

Aad ‘t Hart

Former Director of Innovation at Exact

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
Aart van Veller

Aart van Veller

Founding Partner at Cool Endeavour

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
Alethia Austin WM'14

Alethia Austin

Social Media Marketing Strategist

 
  • linkedin
image

Alex van Groningen

Entrepreneur

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
  • usmentor
andrew-angus

Andrew Angus

Founder & CEO at Switch Video

 
  • linkedin
Andries Voskamp

Andries Voskamp

Associate partner at Stech Ventures

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Annemarie-Lootsma

Annemarie Lootsma

Founder of Lootsma & Co

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
ArashAazami-16

Arash Aazami

Founder/CEO at BAS Energie

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
  • usmentor
Ariel Poler

Ariel Poler

Entrepreneur & Kitesurfer

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Arjé Cahn

Arjé Cahn

Co-founder & CTO at Hippo

 
  • linkedin
arjen oudheusden

Arjen Oudheusden

Managing Director at Ardor Interim Management & Consultancy BV

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Arnoud Haverlag

Arnoud Haverlag

Founder of Marvia

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
  • usmentor
a-van-hoff

Arthur A. van Hoff

Entrepreneur in Residence at Redpoint Ventures

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
  • usmentor
Ash Maurya

Ash Maurya

Founder of Spark59 and Author of "Running Lean"

 
  • linkedin
  • website
Ashu Mathura

Ashu Mathura

Founder & CEO at MADS | Inside Mobile Advertising

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Aukje-Metz

Aukje Metz

Founder of Direct Force

 
  • linkedin
Bart de Voogd

Bart de Voogd

General manager, HIER Klimaatbureau

 
  • linkedin
Bertrand van Leersum

Bertrand van Leersum

Co-founder of two cleantech start-ups / Director SBE

 
  • linkedin
  • website
Boele de Bie

Boele de Bie

CEO of intivation.nl

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Founder of The Next Web

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
Boudewijn Zeijlmans

Boudewijn Zeijlmans

Founder, Favela Fabric

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
Chris Goemans

Chris Goemans

CEO, TheBlueDeal

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Christiaan-Alberdingk-Thijm

Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm

Founder & Attorney at SOLV

 
  • linkedin
  • website
Christiaan van Nispen

Christiaan van Nispen

Co-founder of TreFoil Energy

 
  • linkedin
Christiaan Rood

Christian Rood

Founder of Road to Value, offroadwalks, and shareholder in technology ventures

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Ciara Byrne

Ciara Byrne

Technology Strategist & Journalist

 
  • linkedin
Coenraad de Vries

Coenraad de Vries

Managing partner at Start Green

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Virtual Printer bv

Costas Papaikonomou

Co-Founder & Creative Director at Happen Group

 
  • linkedin
Daan Weddepohl

Daan Weddepohl

CEO & Founder, Peerby

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Damian Bradfield

Damian Bradfield

Founder of Present Plus

 
  • linkedin
David Beckett WM '14

David Beckett

Owner, Best 3 Minutes Presentation Services

 
  • linkedin
Dax Denneboom

Dax Denneboom

E-commerce manager at HEMA

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
  • usmentor
d-bisgeier

Diane Bisgeier

Program Manager at Mozilla WebFWD

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
diedrick

Diederick Janse

Holacracy Coach & Partner at Realize

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Dirk Dekker

Dirk Dekker

Founder and CBO at Being Home | Development

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Dirk Jan Koekkoek

Dirk Jan Koekkoek

CEO at eFuture

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Don Ginsel

Don Ginsel

Founder and CEO at Principle Management

 
  • linkedin
3aa2873

Douwe Dirks

Head of Digital at JWT International & Creative Technologist

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
e-pigeaud

Elmar Pigeaud

Founder and CEO of SOG ict

 
  • linkedin
Eloi Burdorf

Eloi Burdorf

Director at DWA

 
  • linkedin
Eric Jan Rutten

Eric Jan Rutten

Clean Tech Entrepreneur & Founder of Blue Energy Services

 
Eric Pans

Eric Pans

Owner, Synchronicity in business

 
  • linkedin
Eric Robles

Eric Robles

Banking Professional

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Esther Gons

Esther Gons

Founder of Wilgengebroed

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Ewald Smits

Ewald Smits

Co-founder of MT MediaGroep

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
  • usmentor
void(0)

Fadi Bishara

Founder of Blackbox.vc

 
  • linkedin
florisvanalkemade

Floris van Alkemade

Partner, Solid Ventures

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
2d958a1

Frank van Steenis

Co-founder of Elevate Consulting

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
freerkbisschop

Freerk Bisschop

Founding partner at Planet B Ventures

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Frits Oukes

Frits Oukes

Founder of Redmerito

 
  • linkedin
Frits-van-der-Have

Frits van der Have

Impact adviser and investor

 
  • website
Gaston_Hendriks

Gaston Hendriks

Founder of GEN Group B.V.

 
  • linkedin
Gert van Kempen

Gert van Kempen

Managing Director at Smart Dutch BV

 
  • linkedin
Gijs de Rooij

Gijs de Rooij

Founder & CEO at LED Lease

 
  • linkedin
Guido Levie

Guido Levie

Head of Sales at STX Services B.V.

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Guido van Nispen

Guido van Nispen

CFO at ANP

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
  • usmentor
3368f2d

Guillaume Decugis

CEO & Co-Founder at Scoop.it

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
IMG_0152v2_pp.jpg final

Guillermo Sanchez

Co-founder and CEO, Publitas.com

 
  • linkedin
Vogelpoel Rockstart

Günther Vogelpoel

Former CEO, Tele2 Netherlands

 
  • linkedin
Bolscher Hans

Hans Bolscher

Strategic Advisor energy at TNO

 
  • linkedin
  • website
Hans de Boer

Hans de Boer

Founder of GreenFlux

 
  • linkedin
  • website
Hans Huygens

Hans Huygens

Co-founder & Managing Partner at Tellinq

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
hans-maltha

Hans Maltha

Managing Partner at Yes2Web.nl

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Hans ten Hove

Hans ten Hove

Co-founder, Golden Gate

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Harm Reitsma

Harm Reitsma

Founder of Windcentrale

 
  • linkedin
  • website
Harmen van Doorn

Harmen van Doorn

CEO at pifworld.com & Social Entrepreneurship lecturer

 
  • linkedin
placeholder

Harry van Breen

Corporate Strategist at Alliander

 
  • linkedin
Hompe Heijmerink

Hompe Heijmerink

Founder of Inner Vision

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
ian_collingwood

Ian Collingwood

Founder of UXdna

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Igor Kluin

Igor Kluin

Founder of Qurrent, De Groene Zaak, De Reclame Divisie, Monyq

 
  • website
Isaka-Traore

Isaka Traore

Independent Enterprise Architect

 
  • linkedin
Jan Albert Timmerman

Jan Albert Timmerman

Founder at RenewabLAW

 
  • linkedin
placeholder

Jan Docter

Coach, entrepreneur and investor

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Jan Scheele

Jan Scheele

Director / TEDx

 
  • linkedin
Jan van Nass

Jan van Nass

Attorney at BarentsKrans

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
janmarkmaas

Jan-Mark Maas

Founder at Dutch Business Builders

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • usmentor
jasper

Jasper Hauser

Product Design Manager at Facebook

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Jelle Kolleman

Jelle Kolleman

Co-Founder and Creative Director at Red Urban

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Jelle Prins

Jelle Prins

Founder of Moop.Me

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Jeroen de Bakker

Jeroen de Bakker

Co-founder, Lab1111

 
  • linkedin
jeroen vos

Jeroen Vos

Senior Corporate Development Manager & consultant

 
  • twitter
  • website
Jetse Sprey

Jetse Sprey

Partner at Versteeg Wigman Sprey Lawyers

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
jochem

Jochum Jarigsma

Salestrainer & CEO at Smartcoupons

 
  • linkedin
Joel Posters

Joel Posters

Experienced corporate sustainability advisor

 
  • linkedin
JoepKetelaar-2012

Joep Ketelaar

Investor

 
  • linkedin
Joep van Leersum

Joep van Leersum

Utilities consulting leader, IBM Benelux

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Johan-van-Mil

Johan van Mil

Serial Entrepreneur & Investor at Peak Capital

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
John Post

John Post

Director, Green IT Amsterdam

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Jons Janssens

Jons Janssens

Founder at Marvia

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Joost Brinkman

Joost Brinkman

Lead Sustainability Services Benelux at Accenture

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
img_2164_small

Jop Bröcker

Managing Partner at Yes2web

 
  • linkedin
  • website
Joris Jonker

Joris Jonker

CEO of Quby

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
Joris van Heukelom

Joris van Heukelom

Co-founder of MarkerStreet

 
  • linkedin
Jos-Oberdorf

Jos Oberdorf

Senior designer and owner at NPK design

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
  • usmentor
Kasper Hulthin

Kasper Hulthin

Co-founder at Podio

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Kees Sadeq

Kees Sadeq

CEO & Co-founder at AdGibbon

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Khuram Hussain

Khuram Hussain

Founder & CEO of Fileboard

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
_mg_3460

Kim Oreskovic

Managing Director at Innoviance

 
koen

Koen Bok

Founder, Made By Sofa

 
  • linkedin
Koen Wagemakers

Koen Wagemakers

M&A and Corporate Finance at DoubleU Advisors

 
  • linkedin
  • website
Lars Falch (1)

Lars Falch

Head Program Development, Sustainable Cities

 
  • linkedin
Lauren Valbert WM '14

Lauren Valbert

Founder, Empowering Management

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Lee Feldman

Lee Feldman

Founder of CycleSpace

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Leoni Janssen

Leoni Janssen

Independente Expert in Positioning, Marketing & Communication

 
  • linkedin
  • website
Lital Marom

Lital Marom

Founder & CEO at Unfold Media Group

 
  • linkedin
Loic Driebeek

Loïc Driebeek

Senior Advisor of the Executive Board at SHV Holdings N.V.

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Lucien  Burm

Lucien Burm

Co-founder & CEO at Nine Connections

 
  • linkedin
  • website
Luck Westerbaan

Luck Westerbaan

Associate Partner Cemter for Strategy and Leadership, CEO Wesbro BV

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Maarten Beucker Andreae

Maarten Beucker Andreae

Co-founder & CEO at TTY / 2dehands.be

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
manny_soar_075 (1)

Manny Soar

Entrepreneur and advisor

 
  • linkedin
  • website
marcvankempen

Marc van Kempen

Founder and CEO at BowTie Technology B.V.

 
  • twitter
  • website
Marcel Borger

Marcel Borger

Sustainable entrepreneur and co-founder of OrangeGas

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Marcel Heskes (1)

Marcel Heskes

Founder at Squarewise

 
  • linkedin
Marcel Smit

Marcel Smit

Former CEO & current Vice President at Q go

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
marcel van hest

Marcel van Hest

Alliance manager, Consultant

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Marieke Westgeest

Marieke Westgeest

Founder of Markenizer

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Marja Ruigrok

Marja Ruigrok

Fouder & CEO at Ruigrok

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
Mark-Voermans

Mark Voermans

Chief Business Development at ireckon

 
  • linkedin
Mark-Woerde

Mark Woerde

Founder ad agency LEMZ and founder Letsheal.org

 
  • linkedin
Marnix_Kort2

Marnix Kort

Owner at Max4result

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Marque Joosten

Marque Joosten

CEO at Boralis BV

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
peecho_ivo_linkedin

Martijn Groot

Founder & CEO at Peecho

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Martijn Hamann

Martijn Hamann

Partner at Van den Ende & Deitmers Crossmedia Fund

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
Martin Voorzanger

Martin Voorzanger

Founder of Toogethr.com

 
  • linkedin
Martin Weissmann

Martin Weissmann

Partner at BAMBOO Business Acceleratie, investor.

 
  • linkedin
  • website
Mathijn Wagenmakers

Mathijn Wagenmakers

Strategy Consultant, Specialized in Resource Effectiveness & Sustainability

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Mathys van Abbe

Mathys van Abbe

Founder & CEO at Mobypicture

 
  • linkedin
  • website
mauritsbos

Maurits Bos

Attorney

 
  • linkedin
max van meer

Max van Meer

Managing Director at STX Services BV

 
  • linkedin
Michael hartnack

Michael Hartnack

Investment director and business strategist

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Mike-Lee

Mike Lee

Mayor of Appsterdam

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
  • usmentor
Mindy Hull

Mindy Hull

Founder and Managing Director at Mercury Global Partners

 
  • linkedin
  • website
minnemijn smit

Minnemijn Smit

Founder of BoArt

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Nathan Skwortsow

Nathan Skwortsow

Founder at SKMG

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Nils-Rooijmans

Nils Rooijmans

Founder & CEO, Aggregate BV

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Nils van den Broek

Nils van den Broek

Founder & UX specialist at Valsplat

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Omri

Omri Amir

Co-founder & CEO at Easytobook.com

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Paul Veugen

Paul Veugen

Founder & CPO at Human.co

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
Foto Paul Voorn (Rockstart)

Paul Voorn

Business lawyer in innovation

 
  • linkedin
Petar Radosevic 2

Petar Radosevic

Co-Founder , Gibbon

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Peter Brenninkmeijer

Peter Brenninkmeijer

Director at Pulse Finance BV

 
  • linkedin
  • website
Peter Kaas

Peter Kaas

Partner at Lunatech Ventures

 
  • linkedin
Philip Elias

Philip Elias

Commercial Manager at Sunconnex

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
20050201-Image_3443

Philip Walkate

Comedian, writer and presentation coach

 
  • linkedin
  • website
Pieter Klinkert

Pieter Klinkert

Advisor at Indica search

 
  • linkedin
  • website
prim-sprenger

Prim Sprenger

Director at Capter

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Raimo

Raimo van der Klein

Co-founder, Layar

 
  • linkedin
Rajesh-Patel

Rajesh Patel

Former CEO at Exact

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Ramon Frankfort

Ramon Frankfort

Lawyer at Siebert & Becker

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Raoul Kiksen

Raoul Kiksen

Entrepreneur at Greenbookings.com & entrepreneurial advisor

 
  • linkedin
Rard Rijcken

Rard Rijcken

Founder, Inner Vision

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
Remco Janssen

Remco Janssen

Founder of Proudly Represents

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
Remco Wilcke

Remco Wilcke

Partner at Cool Endeavour

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Renato Valdes Olmos

Renato Valdés Olmos

Co-founder & CEO at Human.co

 
  • website
Rene Savelsberg

Rene Savelsberg

Managing Director and CEO, Chrysalix SET Management BV

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Renske Valk

Renske Valk

Co-Founder & HR Consultant at Elevate Consulting Group

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Rob Spijkers

Rob Spijkers

Founder & Managing Partner at HamiltonRoche

 
  • website
robert mica

Robbert Mica

Co-founder and Sales manager at Zonline

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
  • usmentor
Robert Gaal

Robert Gaal

Co-founder & CEO at Karma

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Robert Jan de Laive

Robert Jan de Laive

Founder at Blue Book Company

 
  • linkedin
Robert

Robert Tissing

Co-founder of GA-Finance

 
  • linkedin
Robert van Dortmond

Robert van Dortmond

Professional Startup Coach

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
Roebyem Anders

Roebyem Anders-Heintz

Founder and Director at Zonline

 
  • linkedin
Roel Bergsma WM'14

Roel Bergsma

Founder and CSO at Macaw

 
  • linkedin
Roeland_Boonstoppel

Roeland Boonstoppel

Angel Investor

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Ruben Timmerman

Ruben Timmerman

Founder & Chief UX Officer at Springest

 
  • linkedin
  • website
Rutger Ockhuizen

Rutger Ockhuizen

Owner ad agency Strangelove and founder at Hellow Yellow

 
  • linkedin
Rutger Planken

Rutger Planken

Director of Corporate Business Development

 
  • linkedin
  • website
Sacha Marianne Vos-Kruijff

Sacha Marianne Vos-Kruijff

Lawyer at Solon Advocaten

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Salar al Khafaji

Salar al Khafaji

Co-founder and CEO at Silk

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
SvdB

Sander van der Blonk

Co-founder of Crux-Digital Acceleration

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
sebastiaanhooft_9144

Sebastiaan Hooft

Helping ventures get off the ground

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • usmentor
Stan-P.-van-de-Burgt

Stan P. van de Burgt

Founder of Q-go

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
303a13b

Stefano Cutello

CEO at PastBook

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
  • usmentor
Stephanie Palmeri

Stephanie Palmeri

Principal at SoftTech VC

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Tendayi Viki

Tendayi Viki

Founder at Valideation

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Thijs Gitmans

Thijs Gitmans

Fund Manager at Peak Capital

 
  • linkedin
Thomas Engbers

Thomas Engbers

CEO at Femtogrid Energy Solutions

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
20131128141324

Tijs Wilbrink

Strategist at Vattenfall Sales and R&D

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Timan Rebel

Timan Rebel

Co-founder of Snowciety

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
timo

Timo Mulder

Managing Partner at Value First

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
Tom van Arman

Tom van Arman

Founder / Director, Tapp

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
Toon Buddingh

Toon Buddingh

Director at Akebia Interim Management

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
  • usmentor
tk_noodles

Torsten Kolind

Co-founder & CTO at YouNoodle

 
  • linkedin
  • website
Tristan Spits

Tristan Spits

Co-founder, Zonline

 
  • linkedin
Veronique de Bruijn

Veronique de Bruijn

Investment Director at ICOS Capital

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Ward van Beek

Ward van Beek

Founder & Owner at GotContent

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
  • usmentor
werner-vogels

Werner Vogels

CTO and VP at Amazon.com

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
Wouter Broekhof

Wouter Broekhof

Co-founder of Wakoopa

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
Wouter Kneepkens

Wouter Kneepkens

Cofounder, SNTMNT.

 
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • website
yoeri_alteren

Yoeri van Alteren

Director at Club van 30 & Supervisory Board NEMO

 
  • linkedin
Yvo Schaap

Yvo Schaap

Entrepreneur & Developer at Directlyrics, Fanity, LyricsSeal