Jury

We are extremely excited and proud to introduce you to our stellar jury members!
Every jury member evaluates work from one of our six themes in which graduation papers are submitted.

Partners

Future Ideas would not be possible without the help of our innovation-driven partners who truly believe in our value.

 

futureheroes

Future Ideas would not be possible without the help of our awesome FutureHeroes who spread the news about us and help our international community to expand. As we are growing larger and larger,
the list of enthusiastic worldwide ambassadors is filling in constantly!

 

mentors

The Future Ideas winners have the exclusive opportunity to interact with the world’s biggest thinkers and to learn from them. The team includes our six head mentors who have been ranked by Thinkers50 as one of the top 50 management and leadership thinkers in the world, and we are extremely proud to present them to you!

TEAM

One of our greatest strengths is our team of fun, goofy and creative Future People.
A fun group of individuals to think and work with. People from all walks of life and different international background, but one thing in common: we LOVE new concepts and ideas. That’s it. Without it, we cannot blossom.
We believe in true value creation by combining talent, great ideas and fun!

Aneliya
Aneliya Evtimova Chief Relationship Officer
Aneliya
Aneliya Evtimova Chief Relationship Officer

Aneliya is truly fascinated and excited by the intensity of the recent shifts in business models and technology and is curious to learn and find out the core essence of the processes behind these changes.

Before moving to Amsterdam to obtain a Masters’ degree in Entrepreneurhsip, Aneliya was living, studying and working in Sofia, Bulgaria, where she is originally from. She celebrates diversity and openness to communication: she is fluent in several languages and is convinced that the exchange of the right ideas between the right people will have a positive impact on the acceleration of innovation and can change the world. This is her philosophy as a passionate creator of the Future.

In her spare time Aneliya likes to learn basic programming. Her other passions are trance music, boxing and yoga.

Email Aneliya at: aneliya@xlfamily.com

Mihaela
Mihaela Georgieva Communications Specialist
Mihaela
Mihaela Georgieva Communications Specialist

“I live in the Future… here’s how it works” (Nick Bilton, writer).

Mihaela’s favorite question is “what if”, and as she puts it “the future is not defined yet, so there are only opportunities!” She is interested in the designing new product/services concepts, applying design and creative thinking methods to develop alternatives and positive alterations to existing solutions.

After graduating her Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management, Mihaela started her own venture, which gave her a first-hand perspective on the difficulties that start-ups have to deal with along the way. Her entrepreneurial drive and passion for  innovation brought her to Amsterdam, where she specialized in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, focusing her master’s graduation project on motivational factors for participation in crowdsourcing innovation.

E-mail Mihaela at: mihaela@xlfamily.com

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Jaspar Roos Chief Inspiration Officer
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Jaspar Roos Chief Inspiration Officer

Jaspar is a renowned authority in the field of innovation. Jaspar has been the Chief Inspiration Officer for ABN AMRO Bank for many years. Managing the innovation and venturing lab Dialogues Incubator, Jaspar has been one of the pioneers in themes as wearable technology and crowdfunding.

Currently, he is entrepreneur, writer and inspirer. He has various hobbies, like ‘disruption’ columnist of the Dutch Financial Times, international key note speaker, advisory board member of a hospital incubator and expert innovation member of the OISP group for the European Commission. His main outlets are Future Ideas, Chief Humor Officer and Ventur.es. He is also partner at XL Family, an international incubator and accelerator with stakes in many different initiatives, from impact startups to new innovation tooling. XL Family has around 75 employees in locations like the Netherlands, Romania, Mexico and USA.

For 2014, he is one of the people to watch according to the Financial Times. He loves life.

E-mail Jaspar at: jaspar@xlfamily.com