Constantijn van Oranje leads Techleap, the accelerator for the startup ecosystem in the Netherlands and advises companies and the European Commission on their digital innovation strategies.
Until 2014 Constantijn was Chief of Staff of European Commission Vice President for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes. He has a background in management consulting and policy research & advice at Booz Allen & Hamilton in London and the RAND Corporation in Brussels. In 2015 he founded StartupFest Europe, the country’s biggest ever startup festival, reaching over 36.000 people at 30+ events in 16 locations. Constantijn holds an MBA from the INSEAD at Fontainebleau and masters degree in law from Leiden University.