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Team: Thijmen van Loon

As a startup scout Thijmen is scouting promising food & agtech startups for StartLife’s various programs, across different startup ecosystems. He will screen and select promising startups which can benefit from StartLife’s incubation program. Thijmen will also act as contact person for StartLife’s corporate partners and help organize and execute projects and events together with those partners.

Last year he was the chairman of StartHub Wageningen, the student incubator of the Wageningen University. During this year he gained experience in attracting and guiding student entrepreneurs from a very early stage. From his study International Land and Management he developed a passion for innovative solutions for a future proof food system.

Skills and fields of expertise

  •  Business Model Ideation
  •  Pitching
  •  Sustainable Resource Management

Background
2018 – present  Startup Scout, StartLife
2017 – 2018   Chairman & Business Developer, StartHub
2017   Internship Irrigation Development, SNV Tanzania
2015 – 2016  Chairman & Secretary Study Association International Land and  Water Management
2014 – 2017  Bsc International Land and Water Management,
Wageningen University & Research