Jim Stolze is the founder of Aigency, a platform that enables Artificial Intelligence experiments for corporates, using algorithms and software created by PHD's, hackers and startups.
After studying at VU University Amsterdam, Stolze earned his MBA from the Lemniscaat Business School. The master's thesis in which he researched the relationship between Internet Usage and Well-being caught international attention and was featured on CNN.
After a visit to the TED conference in 2008 Jim Stolze became an active leader in the TEDx community. Under his leadership dozens of events have taken place under the brand of TEDxAmsterdam with an international cast of speakers and innovative ad campaigns. He also played an active part in TEDxBinnenhof, TEDxAruba, TEDxMaastricht, TEDxMuscat and many TEDxYouth events. In 2012 he moved for five months to Doha (Qatar) to work for TED and the Doha Film Institute and help set up an organization that fosters TED's mission of 'ideas worth spreading'.
In 2016 -together with his team- he organized the biggest match making event for startups, investors, corporates and developers. Startup Fest Europe took place between 24 - 28 May 2016 and featured speakers like Tim Cook (Apple), Eric Schmidt (Alphabet), Travis Kalanick (Uber) and Nathan Blecharczyk (AirBnB).
Since 2017 he also teaches Entrepreneurship in Data Science at the University of Amsterdam (Uva) and JADS in Tilburg.