Neelie Kroes - Special envoy StartupDelta

As Startup Envoy in The Netherlands, Neelie Kroes is leading the StartupDelta initiative where government bodies, knowledge institutes, startups, financiers and businesses collaborate to make sure that the Netherlands has the right conditions so startups can start and scale easily. She’s the ideal person to explain what makes this country the best place to found your startup.

Internationally, Neelie is most known as the former Vice President of the European Commission, European Commissioner for Competition and European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda. From May 1 onward she has joined the board of Salesforce, a former startup that has now turned unicorn.