Global Entrepreneur, Advisor, Lecturer
Jos Scheffelaar is a European entrepreneur who moved to Boston more than 20 years ago after working in High Tech in several countries in Europe and in Asia. Building on his international skills and
experience, and his extensive personal network, he co-founded Launch in US Alliance
, a company helping
European entrepreneurs launch their business in the U.S.
Jos also is a Founding Partner of Kendall-Teams
, a hands-on market exploration program for international emerging companies that are seriously considering
entering the US market.. This is a spin-off from the MIT eTeams acceleration program for international startups (2011-2014). where Jos was a member of the organizing committee.
He is frequently invited by international organizations as guest lecturer to give his unique international perspective on American entrepreneurship and U.S. market entry for international companies.
He is active in Boston’s innovation ecosystem, has been a judge in MIT business competitions and a mentor in the MassChallenge program. He participates in the national programs of several
European countries promoting entrepreneurship, and has moderated several panels about international collaboration at major Life Sciences conferences such as BIO 2012 and AdvaMed 2012.
Jos is Chair of the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF) in Boston, a non-profit that organizes social, cultural, and business events for the Dutch community in New England.
He holds a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University Delft in the Netherlands.