About Us

The Next Women Team

Simone Brummelhuis is founder of The Next Women, providing access to capital, programs, resources and networks for female entrepreneurs and founding investor of the The Next Women Crowd Fund. Simone is supervisory board member of The Telegraaf Media Group and board adviser with several startups (a.o. LendaHand, Storecove), with Xs4all (till 2015), Astia Accelerator (she was VP Europe), The Entrepreneur Centre at the Erasmus University (and Startup Coach) and the European Commision’s Face program supporting young entrepreneurs. She is on the investment committee of the Oxfam Novib Impact Fund, the Business Development Fund of the Erasmus University and on the Proposition Committee for SME Financing 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.

Simone is frequently asked to be the expert, judge, mentor or speaker on conferences, business plan competitions & awards.

See her LinkedIn for more information about Simone.


Megan Foo isa regular contributor for The Next Women, she hopes to raise awareness of women’s entrepreneurial initiatives, economic empowerment, and social enterprises in the developing world. Having been involved with many initiatives including raising funds for family violence intervention training for adolescent girls in Guatemala, Megan is the Chief Content Officer of Givology, an online giving marketplace that leverages dollar donations to grassroots education projects in the developing world through a crowdfunding philanthropy business model.

See her LinkedIn for more information on Megan.


TheNextWomen - France, Antoinet van Dalen

TheNextWomen - NL, Sacha Engels (adviser), Sanne Viezee (editor/research), Marga Groot Zwaaftink (a.i.event)