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Team: Carla van Heck

Startup Scout

In May 2019 Carla joined the StartLife team as a startup scout, focusing on the food and retail sector. Therefore, it is her task to scout the most promising food startups for StartLife’s various programs and events with the corporate partners in this sector. 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 Beterschappen she developed skills in science based business building. At StartLife she will continue in this field while working on venture cases from Wageningen University & Research as well.

Skills and fields of expertise

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


2019 – present present  Startup Scout, StartLife
2018 – 2019 Intern at Beterschappen, responsible for setting up the feasibility trial together with WUR and Gelderse Vallei.
2017 – 2019 MSc Biomedical sciences: specialization consultancy in healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen
2012 – 2016 BSc Nutrition and Health, Wageningen University & Research

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