Members of the Board

Karen Boers - President of the Board

Nicolas Brien – President of the Board

CEO at France Digitale and lecturer at Sciences-Po Paris & HEIP.

Nicolas Brien currently runs France Digitale , the largest Startup organization in Europe with over 1400 members. He graduated in International Economics and previously held the position of Director of Studies at Kantar-TNS. Both his international and national experience in policy making and public affairs make him the ideal captain to steer the wheel of the French Startup hub and set sail for a flourishing Startup ecosystem.

Nils Beers – Techleap

Director at Techleap.

After starting his own company at the age of 22 and working for BAM, Nils then became the commercial director of Yes!Delft, the largest and most respected tech incubator of Europe. At Techleap Nils’ entrepreneurial mindset and commercial experience are essential in building the 1 innovation nation of Europe, together with corporates and leading policymakers.

Nils Beers - CEO of StartupDelta
Markus Raunig - CEO of AustrianStartups

Markus Raunig – Austrian Startups

CEO of AustrianStartups and founder of

Markus Raunig is the CEO of AustrianStartups – a non-profit platform that promotes entrepreneurship in Austria. He is leading a distributed team of 50 people all over the country and stays in close contact with all relevant stakeholders in the startup ecosystem. Before taking over at AustrianStartups in January 2017, Markus founded his own startup, organized Europe’s largest student startup conference Entrepreneurship Avenue and worked closely with several successful international startups during the Pioneers Challenge.

Matthias Zwingli – Swiss Startup Association

Project Manager Startup Enablement at Digital Switzerland.

Matthias connects startups, corporates, investors and hubs as a Startup Ecosystem Builder. At present, he works for Digital Switzerland, an organization that comprises more than 150 leading companies, organizations, academia and politics to achieve its mission to establish Switzerland as a leading European digital-innovation hub.

Mattias Zwingli - Digital Switzerland