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Janneke Niessen      

Co-Founder of Inspiring Fifty & VCVolt; Start-Up Mentor & Women in Technology Advocate

Janneke is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, board member and mentor for startups. She has started and sold 2 international tech companies and is the co-founder of VCVolt, CapitalT, and The New Girl Code.

She is co-initiator of InspiringFifty, an initiative that aims to increase diversity in tech by making female role models more visible. As part of the InspiringFifty initiative, Janneke has published Project Prep, a novel for young girls in conjunction with an award-winning child book’s author. The goal of the project is to encourage young girls, inspiring them to pursue a career in technology and invest in an educational foundation focusing on math and computer science.

Janneke is member of supervisory board of UNICEF, boardmember of Codam, advisory board member of FutureNL, member of the investment committee of Innovation Quarter, member of the advisory commission seed capital Technostarters of the Dutch government and she writes a column about technology for LINDA, the biggest magazine for women in the Netherlands. Janneke was named 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year and Most Innovative Leader in 2016, two of many in a long list of honours for Janneke.

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