Andy is a Dutch serial entrepreneur in the high tech and creative industries. After selling the shares of his company iOpener Media GmbH in Germany in 2011 he started to advise and support start-ups in the high tech and creative industries. Noticing the lack of early stage ‘risk’ capital available for start-ups in Western Europe, Andy founded LUMO labs, a so-called venture builder in 2016. LUMO Labs is a two year venture builder program that besides providing seed funding, actively supports entrepreneurs with a ”hands on” approach. LUMO labs mission is to facilitate a vibrant ecosystem and stimulate cross-pollination between start-ups. Its focus markets are on big data/deep learning, AI, VR/AR/MR, Blockchain and Robotics/IoT. Andy also is fostering social impact by creating awareness of the need for heightened focus on sustainability as well as creating profitable businesses. Andy divides his time between the Eindhoven (The Netherlands) and Los Angeles (USA) where the first two LUMO Labs are located.Andy holds a degree in Information Management from the Zuyd University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands), and successfully completed the Master Class Technology, Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands).