Global Innovation Policy Forum

Together with our Global Innovation Policy Forum we ensure our work moves the needle for startup ecosystems across all phases of development.

At Startup Genome, we recognize the complexity of startup ecosystem development and provide a platform for excellence. Through our Global Innovation Policy Forum, our network of innovation policy leaders guide us on how to best serve their needs. What unites us is our common goal to have a positive impact on the success of startups, regardless of their location.



Global Innovation Policy Forum

Our Global Innovation Policy Forum is a diverse group made up of ecosystem development experts from our Global Network of Members.

Cheryll Watson

Forum Co-Chair, Former Head of Innovate Edmonton (Canada)

Edwin Chow

Asst. CEO & Director, Enterprise Singapore (Singapore)

Gerard Grech

CEO, Tech Nation (fka Tech City UK) (United Kingdom)

Kate Cornick

CEO, LaunchVic (Australia)

Justin Kreamer

Senior Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation (United States)

Constantijn Van Oranje-Nassau

Envoy, TechLeap (The Netherlands)

Surina Shukri

CEO, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (Malaysia)

Francis Bilodeau

Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, ISED (Canada)

Viljar Lubi

Deputy Secretary General, Economic Development, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (Estonia)

Darja Isaksson

Director General, Vinnova (Sweden)

Jang Young Seung

CEO, Seoul Business Agency (South Korea)

Ruben Nieuwenhuis

Co-Founder, StartupAmsterdam (The Netherlands)

Sharon Landes-Fischer

CEO, Tel Aviv Global (Israel)

Sagi Dagan

VP Growth, Israel Innovation Authority (Israel)

Santtu von Bruun

Vice-Director of Economic Development, City of Helsinki (Finland)

Rocio Fonseca Chamorro

Chief Innovation Officer, CORFO - Chilean Economic Development Agency (Chile)

Felipe Matos

President, Brazilian Startup Association (Brazil)

Fabian Vandenreydt

Advisor to the Chairman, Abu Dhabi Global Market (Abu Dhabi)

Adenike Adeyemi

Executive Director, Fate Foundation (Nigeria)

Dan Herman

Co-founder MyJupiter Inc. and former Head of Strategy, Innovation Canada

Johannes Velling

Deputy Head of Department, Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Digitization and Energy (Germany)

Chandra Briggman

President/CEO, Activation Capital (United States)

Mark Anthony Thomas

President, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (United States)

Wensheng Wu

General Manager, GEI (China)

Zekeriya Costu

General Manager National Technology, Ministry of Industry and Technology (Turkey)

Jonathan Ortmans

President, Global Entrepreneurship Network

Iain Klugman

CEO Communitech & Strategic Advisor to Health Canada

Vic Crone

CEO at Callaghan Innovation (New Zealand)

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