Varelie Croes

Chief Innovation Officer
Government Of Aruba

Varelie Croes is the CEO of The Liv Group and founder of Liv Ventures. The Liv Group engages in strategic international projects and investments that drive economic transformation by means of innovation and entrepreneurship. Varelie further leads numerous innovation and policy initiatives. An island native, Varelie co-founded ATECH with a mission to develop the startup and technology ecosystem in Aruba and the Caribbean. ATECH hosts an annual conference and incubator program.

As an investor and strategic advisor, Varelie is continuously exploring new markets and trends. Varelie is on the founding team of several innovative tech startups.

She was named a global change-maker by the World Bank Youth Steering Committee for her unique approach to leadership and inspiring both entrepreneurs and policy makers to drive change.

Varelie is an accomplished keynote speaker and sought after thought-leader on startup ecosystems and the innovation economy. She has spoken at TEDx, United Nations, The World Bank, and has been featured in Forbes, MasterCard Biz, Tech.Co,, and other major international publications.

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