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Team: Gitte Schober

StartLife & the Dutch Centers for Entrepreurship
Educational & International Projects

Gitte Schober is in charge of StartLife’s educational activities. To familiarise students, PhDs, and other scientists with the impact of entrepreneurship, Gitte teaches a variety of PhD and Postdoc courses at Wageningen University & Research (WUR), and co-develops courses in entrepreneurship for Bachelor’s and Master’s students.

In addition, Gitte is responsible for the student incubator activities. These entail, amongst others, workshops about the business model canvas and the evening course “Entrepreneurship 4 sustainability.” Gitte coordinates the activities on behalf of the Dutch Centers for Entrepreneurship.

Moreover, Gitte Schober fosters StartLife’s international relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders. She also sits on the KLV board – WUR’s alumni network – and is a member of “Stimulus,” a review committee for the province of Brabant.

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Skills and fields of expertise

  • Human capital development, education, and life-long learning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation in agrifood


2011 – present StartLife
Education and coordination of valorisation; support for high-tech entrepreneurs in Dutch agri, food, and life sciences disciplines.
2005 – 2011 Director of SKE Food Valley Consortium, Programme Director Dutch agri-food Network of Entrepreneurship DAFNE
Development of valorisation instruments in an academic setting; startup support for high-tech entrepreneurs in Dutch agri, food, and life sciences disciplines.
2002 – 2009 Senior Programme Manager, Wageningen Business School
Development and execution of post-academic courses and projects aimed at design, entrepreneurship in life sciences, and innovation.
1999 – 2002 Senior Consultant R&D and HRD, DLV Adviesgroep nv
1988 – 1999  Msc, PhD, and Post-doc in Phytopathology, Wageningen University