NEXT is a startup studio that invests in first time founders to help them turn their ideas into successful sustainable startups.
Our mission is to be the first investor in sustainable startups to bring them from the earliest stage to scale fase in under two years.
The time of the unicorn is over. We need sustainable and problem-solving startups. At the same time, investors keep moving up to bigger and later stage deals and accelerators offer only short and one-size-fits-all programs. Plus Demo Days are overrated, right?
We are a startup studio that invest in first time founders to help them turn their ideas into successful sustainable startups.
We have a passion for startups and have proven that in the last 5 years by mentoring over 100 startups.
Esther has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur. Esther was co-founder of Fast Moving Targets, is advisor for Bomberbot and Top Docs, developed the entrepreneurship course for the HvA, is an international speaker, organised the first StartupBus Europe tour in 2011 and acts as lead mentor at Rockstart Accelerator. Esther has mentored over 55 startups so far.
Timan has over 14 years of experience as an entrepreneur and had an earlier successful exit in 2007 with Sugababes. Timan was co-founder of Snowciety and Fast Moving Targets, CTO of PeerMatch, Mobypicture and Sol United, as well as Entrepreneur in Residence at The Next Web, started the StartupBus movement in Europe in 2011 and acts as lead mentor at Rockstart Accelerator, where he has mentored over 45 startups.