Meet the team
Dr. Mrunal Gawade
Founder & CEO
Mrunal has a PhD in Computer Science from CWI, Amsterdam. He has a Masters in Computer Science from University of California at Santa Cruz, USA. He has been involved in different startups, entrepreneurial, and artistic activites including founding of the community platform ScienceParkCreatives. More here www.mrunalg.com
Giulia Pri is an Italian 3D artist based in Amsterdam with a degree in game design from SAE Institute in the Netherlands. She works on the 3D graphics and 3D printing related activities. She is a member of the 3D printing community in the Netherlands. She is also an active person in the business development aspect to help sales and marketing in the 3D ecosystem.
Character animation intern
Jacky is a student at the University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin. He is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in International Media and Computing, a multidisciplinary course of studies which puts an emphasis on computer science in the fields of interactive media. Besides new trends in the tech industry, Jacky has also a strong interest in art, design, and games.
Erik Boer is the founder of Venture Labs and director of Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE Venture Labs). ACE Venture Lab is an Amsterdam based incubator located at Amsterdam Science Park Campus at the Startup Village. Erik is on the board of directors of many organizations. He has a major in Political Science from VU university Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam.
Dr. Hans Roeland Poolman
Dr. Hans Roeland Poolman is the CEO of Amsterdam Scientific Instruments and Omics2Image. His scientific background is focused on subatomic physics. He is co-founder and managing director of several high tech start-ups. These companies are closely related due to their commercialization of timepix detector technology and the synergies they create due to shared operations at the Science Park in Amsterdam. Dr. Hans brings his experience both as a seasoned scientist and an entrepreneur to the team.
Dr. Niels Nes
Niels is the head of IT at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI). He is a co-founder of successful startups in data management research from CWI, namely, MonetDB Solutions, and Actian Vectorwise. He is the lead architect and developer of the SQL front-end stack of MonetDB, the open-source columnar database from CWI database research group.
Thomas is an animator, web-designer, and product designer. He has a bachelors in product design from Hogeschool van Amsterdam. He is founder of ProductReflex, a 3D visualization design studio.
Phuong M. Ngo
3D character rigging intern
Phuong is a technology evangelist and a Computer Science student at National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute". She loves creating things by combining Tech with Arts. She also plays the piano and writes tech related articles in Ukrainian at Codeguida .
Sales & marketing intern
Samar is a bachelors student from the Technical University of Braunschweig,Germany. She is currently finishing her degree in industrial engineering with a focus on electrical engineering. She has worked in different technical companies and research institutes in Germany. Samar has also a big interest for art, especially visual art and photography.
Pham Min Duc
Duc is finishing PhD in Computer Science from CWI, Amsterdam. He has a Master's in Computer Science from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He was involved in various early prototype and usability feasibility related activities.