Who is behind Skills Nation?

For advice and mentoring on strategy, innovative education models, fund raising and communication, our team can support both founders from early stage start-ups, as well as more seasoned entrepreneurs. We specialize in Education Technology.

Hester Spiegel-van den Steenhoven is a global leader in the field of future of learning and work, venture partner, angel investor and founder of 42-schools for Germany. With over 15 years international experience in management consulting at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and as Director at Deutsche Bank, she is a well-trained mentor and advisor, able to relate to both the corporate and financial sector, and the startup scene.

Hester is an established member of the tech-entrepreneur and particularly the education technology community in Southeast Asia. She supports founders and corporate leaders to grow and stay future-proof, and supports in particular women to use their full potential as investor and mentor to founders.

Hester Spiegel-van den Steenhoven

Hester Spiegel-van den Steenhoven

  • Entrepreneur
  • Advisor & Coach
  • Investor
  • Board member

Having lived in Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt and Singapore, as the founder-operator of Skills Nation she supports clients across Southeast Asia and Europe.


Hester’s areas of expertise:



innovative education models

market expansion

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