CEOs of the European Startup Network  


Co-founder & Managing Director @
Owner & CEO @ Boers & Peusens BVBA
Karen is the Co-founder & Managing Director of and the owner & CEO of Boers & Peusens BVBA. She has 14 years of extensive experience in community development as well as design and implementation of large marketing campaigns (incl. conferences and mass events). She has headed the marketing team at iMinds (formerly IBBT) for eight years, putting the software innovation institute on the European map and on the radar of many innovation actors across the world.



Lisa Schreier

Lisa Steigertahl
Head of Research & International Strategy
@ German Startups Association

Lisa is the head of research & international strategy with the German Startups Association, since April 2014. She is responsible for the German and the European Startup Monitor and has initiated the European Startup Network together with the Belgium startup association. Lisa speaks at international trade events and presents the results of the studies, the German startup ecosystem and best practices from European countries.


 President of European Startup Network


Nils-Erik Jansson

Nils-Erik Jansson
CEO and Co-Founder @ Precisely
Partner & Head of Legal Tech @ Jansson & Norin

Nils serves as president of the Young Entrepreneurs of Sweden. He is the founder of Sweden’s leading law firm Jansson & Norin and initiated the Swedish Startup Association. Nils has built a firm renowned for challenging traditional fee arrangements and addressing transparency. Nils has founded the legal-tech startup Precisely to create a lean way for companies to handle legal documents and contracts thus making legal advice for startups more accessible.


Vice-President of European Startup Network


Florian Nöll

Florian Nöll
Chairman of the Board
@ German Startups Association

Florian is the chairman of the board at the German Startup Association and a true entrepreneur. He has founded multiple startups and advises on digital economy issues. He is the deputy chairman at the Young Digital Economy Advisory Board giving the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy first-hand advice on current issues, particularly on the development and potential of the young digital economy. Furthermore, he initiated and co-authored the German Startup Monitor in 2013.



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