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Team: Caroline Bijkerk

Global Partnership Manager

Caroline Bijkerk is responsible for strategic relationships with existing and future corporate partners of StartLife. She is also the liaison between the startups and corporate partners in order to create successful collaborations. As a strong networker Caroline connects with others easily, and vice versa. Startups often need a corporate partner to scale their solutions quicker or to be successful at all. Corporates, on the other hand, can learn from the startups’ new technologies or business models, get inspired and increase their own innovation speed.

Caroline aims to strengthen the relationship with the various stakeholders and find new ones by bringing StartLife’s unique propositions to the attention. Before, Caroline was StartLife Community Manager and responsible for hosting our thriving community of startups, investors, corporates and experts. Mainly via events or deep dive sessions.

With her extensive network of national and international alumni, Caroline is also the contact person for StartLife’s mentoring program.

Caroline has holds a masters degree in Leisure, Tourism and Environment from Wageningen and is passionate about facilitating a platform on which different cultures and knowledge can be shared.

Skills and field of expertise

  • Community building
  • (Inter)national relations
  • Marketing Communications
  • Events organization

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