Esther Gons is the founder and managing partner of NEXT Amsterdam. NEXT Amsterdam is a specialized consultancy that helps companies with the strategy and governance around and the professionalization of innovation labs to develop new business models at existing organizations. NEXT Amsterdam works with clients such as Schiphol Group, Enexis and ABN AMRO.
Esther is the author of the book De Corporate Startup, ‘How as an established company you successfully create an ecosystem for innovation’. Winner of the Golden Axiom Business Book Award in 2019 and the Management Book of the Year award presented by the British Library in 2018.
She is currently working with Dan Toma on her new book on Innovation Accounting. This new book is a practical guide on how you can make an innovation ecosystem measurable as an organization.
Esther is an international speaker in the field of corporate innovation, innovation ecosystems and innovation accounting, entrepreneurship, startups, lean startup and business models.