Nasrath Popal is Senior Program Manager Start-ups & Scale-ups at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl), part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs & International Trade. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency encourages and supports Dutch companies and knowledge institutions in the field of innovation & international business among others.
Together with a team of professional colleagues Nasrath is responsible for an integrated program designed to strengthen the position of Dutch start-ups and scale-ups willing to do business abroad and position the Netherlands as a main Startup Hub for foreign startups/scale-ups.
Nasrath has over 20 years of experience (in 50+ countries) in advising and facilitating companies and organizations in achieving their international goals and ambitions. Before founding the start-ups & scale-ups program Nasrath worked in different positions at RVO.nl and other organisations mainly with established (high-tech) industries and in the intersection of entrepreneurship, innovation and public private partnerships on global stage.
Next to his work at RVO.nl Nasrath is also a fellow lecturer and mentor at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, where he tutors and mentors young tech students on entrepreneurship and international business communication. Nasrath is an entrepreneur himself. He has previously founded and successfully managed two of his own companies.