As the Program Manager of our StartLife Accelerate Program, Jean is the anchor point of the startups joining the program.
As a Food and Agriculture Engineer, Jean is a nurturer and a connector: he helps food and agtech founders grow into entrepreneurs and leaders capable of bringing their vision to the market by connecting them to the local and global food ecosystem.
With practical hands-on work on farms around the world and experiences in his own ventures and in Sales, Jean developed a large array of tools to launch products, grow food and innovate on the market.
His main focus is on People. Social and soft skills being one of the most underrated tools to grow businesses, Jean will help you leverage them to find new customers, partners and investors to bring your business further.
Jean is also a FoodHack ambassador in the Wageningen chapter, which was launched in Spring 2020. On his personal LinkedIn profile, he writes daily about Growth and Leadership.
Skills and fields of expertise:
- Leadership, social skills and emotional intelligence
- Innovation: lean startup, design thinking and co-creation
- Branding and marketing
- Personal branding