About - Angel Island

Angel Island is a community-driven festival built to level the playing field for startups and investors.

The event will consist of 400 – 600 handpicked guests; a curated group of charismatic, intelligent, purpose driven startup founders, virgin & angel investors, and EU Community leaders, all combined in a spectacular setting.

The team behind the Angel Island consists of local influencers in the startup community around the Netherlands with a true passion for community building that were hand-picked according to no-asshole-policy.

The Angel Effect.

Ton van ‘t Noordende

Ton is CEO of 01Ventures – European early and growth stage deep tech VC. Next, to that, he’s the Investor In Residence at StartupDelta working closely together with HRH Prince Constantijn of Oranje. Founded the E/D/T Global Foundation in 2017 to support the pioneers in emerging technologies that are fundamentally changing the way our world operates.

Dennis Ahrling

Having worked in venture capital and innovation consultancy, he strives to empower entrepreneurship around the world. He enjoys challenging the status quo and combining diverse mindsets into winning strategies.

Victoria Ous

Victoria is an ambitious person with an affinity for business development & community building, and a passion for tech startups, social enterprises, and impact investments. Previously, she led an impact accelerator in Nepal (@RockstartImpact), demystified capital across Europe (@CapitalOnStage) and spread the knowledge-sharing & pay-it-forward mentality (@RockstartAnswers).

Nick Stevens

Nick has helped to build startup communities & ecosystems in 16 countries. As an indie-consultant and the Chief Digital Office of Groningen he also spends his time supporting people to build and grow business that makes the world a better place.

Camille Grotenbreg

Camille is the COO & Facilitator Liaison of Innoleaps – accelerating innovation in corporates through hands-on programs & sessions. Always interested in creating impact for entrepreneurs and communities, she regularly facilitates Startup Weekend events across Europe and has been with Angel Island from the start.

Hans van Gent

Hans is a bit of a renaissance man. Next, to his work as Head of Digital at The Oval Office, he’s running a startup called Inbound Rocket to help small and medium enterprises get leads from their websites.

He’s also named one of the top 20 Content Marketers to follow by Small Business Trends and knows how to write his own code.

Nathan Wiersma

Nathan, experienced event director for TEDxBinnenhof, Innovation Expo, SAIL Amsterdam, Innovative Enterprise Week and many others is dedicated to help innovators grow. Nothing is impossible is his motivation.

Ariana Ivan

Ariana believes everyone has the power to create their own reality.
Acting accordingly, she is the founder of two international organizations focused on helping both youth and adults reach their true potential personally and professionally.
Her love for education and fashion has led her to currently work on co-founding two other startups – a personal development school and a retail & tech accelerator.

Simona Nickman

Simona Nickman

Produced over 60 events and other dangerous things for the tech scene in Europe and Asia. As a community builder & connector, she believes in creating unforgettable experiences that bring people together. Co-Founder @ Amsterdam AI, Events & Partnerships @ CITY.AI

Ionela Mihalcea

Ionela Mihalcea

Ionela loves bringing people together. She works in the Events Industry for more than 10 years and hosted over 200 events worldwide.

She runs Strawberry Events boutique and helping businesses to present their product or services through events.

Jitske van Os

Having gained extensive knowledge by organizing numerous tech scene events throughout Europe, Jitske developed her passion to bring together different entrepreneurial tech communities. Inspired by startups, Jitske aims to organize events with a ‘the sky is the limit’ mindset and is devoted to facilitate and to boost the Dutch tech ecosystem to become the #1 of Europe.

Guardian Angels

Daniel John Baker

Daniel is a Scottish product designer. He left the agency world to become neck deep in the startup game. Co-founder @ Popices, co-founder @ Swuto, ex @ Peerby, ex @ Frog Design.

Wout Laban

Developing the community at @TQams

Nina Laenen

Nina Laenen

Nina is a board member of the international student organization Erasmus Student Network. Coming from a entrepreneurial family, Nina founded her first start up during her high school period.

Ivan Ferini

Ivan is passionate about business strategy and bringing business and technology together to create great products. Ivan is a recent business graduate with experience in venture capital and business development in a biotech startup.

Irene Rompa

Irene loves startups, sustainability and acts of random kindness. Lead of the Let it Grow Lab where she runs the Incubation Programme for entrepreneurs that work with flowers and plants