Leonie Timmermans, international startup lead at StartupDelta; a non-profit organization which aims to strengthen, connect and grow the thriving startup tech ecosystem of the Netherlands. Leonie has finished a BA degree in European Studies and subsequent MA in American studies at the University of Utrecht and Montana State. Previously worked for the Netherlands Embassy in Lisbon, tech incubator YES!Delft as an events manager and is currently employed at StartupDelta. Leonie has grown to appreciate the growth process of evolving (start-up) companies and maximize the full potential of their network and communication’s structure within. Passionate about tech, while she is one of the few women involved in this area, she hopes to actively change the female perception of tech and contribute to equalizing the gender imbalance.