About us

About us

The ambition of Shift2Start is to create new business activities together with startups, scale-ups and innovators in the automotive and mobility domain. Founding partners Anton Wolthuis and Herm Verbeek have acquired a rich expertise in this field from a diversity of management positions over the last decades; at the same time a wide network has been established within industry, government and financial institutions. Together they have taken the initiative -together with the Automotive Campus in Helmond-  to develop a dedicated Automotive Incubator Program. The approach is customized towards the individual entrepreneur with only 1 objective: to establish a healthy and growing company.

Our partners

From our extensive network within the automotive- and mobility sector we are working together with a number of key partners to offer a broad range of knowledge and experience. Some of these partners are part of the advisory board of the Automotive Incubator Program that has been initiated by Shift2Start. In this way we connect private and public partners to support them not only with sound advice and management but also with specialist know how, practical facilities, financial instruments and international networks. For more information about the Automotive Incubator Program you can contact us directly.

Our team

Herm Verbeek
Herm Verbeek

+31 6 54 290 310

(Nederlands) Wendy Goeman
(Nederlands) Wendy Goeman
Office Manager

+31 6 19796145

Anton Wolthuis
Anton Wolthuis

+31 6 53 449 046