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Ruud Hendriks

Speaker, Entrepreneur, Innovator & Investor

Born on April 8, 1959, in Amsterdam, Ruud Hendriks is a distinguished entrepreneur and authority on innovation. He serves as the Chairman of Startupbootcamp and the Innoleaps Group. Startupbootcamp has accelerated over 1650 startups already, while Innoleaps focuses on facilitating innovation within established companies.

Other key Roles and Contributions:

Co-Founder of The Talent Institute, a staffing firm that specializes in innovation projects.

Indirect Shareholder; holds investments in over 1,000 startups.

Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Invest-NL: Instrumental in shaping investment strategies.


Advisory Boards

Crypto Asset Management Firm Amdax

Stock Market Platform NXchange

Marketing Agency BSUR


Published Works and Speaking Engagements

As co-author of the book "I'm Hungry, 100 Tips for Starting Entrepreneurs." and sought-after speaker, Ruud Hendriks has trained the boards of directors at companies like Unilever Europe, Heineken USA, EnergyAustralia, ING, Schiphol, and Rabobank.

Ruud has a wide array of advisory roles and speaking engagements especially with his yearly forecast about the next 18 months in the tech industry The State of Tech.

Media Ventures and Journalism

Ruud co-founded Sky Radio, Radio 10, and TV stations RTL 4 and RTL 5. He also served as the first Managing Director of NBC Europe and CNBC in London. Currently residing in Amsterdam, he is an award-winning journalist and co-host of the Doorzetters/Go Getters podcast.

Previous Roles

​Club and radio DJ

Radio and TV journalist

Supervisory Board Member at Theodor Gilissen Bankers, UBF, Radio 538 and het Parool.

Advisory Board Member at Rabobank.



Ruud Hendriks is a versatile entrepreneur with a rich background in startups, innovation, and media. He holds pivotal roles in Startupbootcamp, the Innoleaps Group, and The Talent Institute, and has a wide array of advisory roles and speaking engagements especially with his yearly forecast on the next 18 months in the tech industry 'The State of Tech'.

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