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Jakob Gaard

Manager, International Corporate Partnerships

As the International Corporate Partnerships Manager for the GOAL team at Plug and Play Tech Center, Jakob is a Business Development Engineer holding two M.Sc in International Business and Disruptive Innovation with distinction from Hult International Business School in Boston, Shanghai, and San Francisco. He has co-founded three LLCs and is now working in the cross-field between venture capital and innovation.

Additionally, Jakob has been a long-time contributor to the Junior Achievement Alumni community worldwide, the world’s largest youth-serving NGO, preparing young people for innovation and entrepreneurship. He has worked on various projects, including Innovative Product Development for The Danish Ministry of Transport and Strategy Development for Fundingbox in the European Union’s Horizon 2020 initiative.