Simone Brummelhuis is founder of The Next Women, providing access to capital, programs, resources and networks for female entrepreneurs and of the The Next Women Crowd Fund. Simone is supervisory board member of The Telegraaf Media Group and board adviser with several startups, Xs4all (till 2015), Astia (she was VP Europe), the premier venture accelerator and entrepreneur programme for high-growth women-led companies, and currentky serves on the Astia European Advisory Board. She is on the board of advsers of The Entrepreneur Centre at the Erasmus University (and Startup Coach),the European Commision’s Face program supporting young entrepreneurs. She is on the investment committee of the Oxfam Novib Impact Fund and the Business Development Fund of the Erasmus University and the Proposition Committee of the NLii. She is co-founder of the largest online restaurant platform IENS in the Netherlands (sold to Tripadvisor in 2014). Simone has an LLM from Columbia University and worked previously as attorney with Skadden, Arps and Loeff in Amsterdam and New York.
She is founder and CEO of The Next Women, The Female Business Brand publishing the First Women’s Internet Business Magazine and behind concepts as Female Internet Heroes, Kitchen Dinners, Funding & Pitching Events, Job Swaps and The Next Women Mentoring programme serving the Growing The Next Women Community. Simone Brummelhuis was VP Europe of Astia.org,
Simone is frequently asked to be a judge or mentor on business plan competitions & awards, such as the yearly Accenture Media Innovation Awards, UK Pitch ’09, Sprout Challenger competition, Suikeroom Pitch competitions 2010, UK Everywoman Technology Awards 2011 & 2012, Startup Weekend Amsterdam, The Next Women Mentor program, Startup Leadership Program, London, Founders Institute, Amsterdam and 3DayStartup.
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