Titus van der Spek

Titus van der Spek joined the Delft Centre of Entrepreneurship in 2021 as Lecturer Social Entrepreneurship and Development. At the Centre, his work will focus mainly on bridging the gap between technology-based entrepreneurship and social impact. He is also the coordinator for the Minor International Entrepreneurship and Development.

Titus enjoys immersing students in the world of entrepreneurship through experimentation and using blended didactics to connect them to the outside world. Next to his role at DCE, Titus support universities and incubators in curriculum development and teaching in the area of sustainability and social entrepreneurship. He is currently a visiting lecturer at Leiden University’s Honours Academy, Tampere University’s Hubs Incubator and The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

Prior to joining TU Delft, Titus established the Minor Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation for the Hague University of Applied Science. In 2018, he completed his PhD in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Essex. His PhD is titled: “Exploring the crux of social entrepreneurship: The pursuit of blended value creation”. Prior to his academic career, Titus worked in the development aid sector to support NGOS in their capacity to engage in social entrepreneurship. His clients include: Amnesty International, Local Giving, The University of Essex, the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), Action Aid NL, ICS, SOS Children’s Villages, Oxfam Novib and Context, International Cooperation (CIC). Enterprise.