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Team: Carla van Heck

Startup Coach & Analyst

In May 2019 Carla van Heck joined the StartLife team as a startup scout, focusing on the food and retail sector. She scouted the most promising food startups for StartLife’s various programs and events with the corporate partners in this sector. Since March 2020 Carla is startup coach in the StartLife Accelerate program. In this role she helps foodtech startups (main focus food ingredients) finding their product market fit and getting investor ready.

Carla is passionate about taking science to the market while bringing them together with the most relevant network partners. During her studies and internship at the company Beterschappen she developed skills in science based business building. At StartLife she continues in this field while working on venture cases from Wageningen University & Research as well.

Skills and fields of expertise

  • Food ingredients
  • Medical nutrition – clinical trials
  • Business process optimization
  • Venture cases


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