Ciska Van Den Berg


Ciska is a hands-on corporate entrepreneur with a strong passion for the agrifood sector. As co-founder and CEO she launched a successful international corporate spin-out. Currently she is involved with initiating, developing and accelerating new business propositions in the context of Food System Transition within Rabobank. As a former corporate venture builder, she co-developed multiple propositions for several big corporates.

Her strength is an unstoppable drive to understand customer’s problems and subsequently test, (in)validate and iterate on a solution that solves the problem and turns the solution into a profitable business model. Her expertise covers the spectrum from idea phase up to and including product-market fit.



She can support you in creating a solid validation plan to test your most critical assumptions on your entire business case. Also, she challenges you on the steps you take to commercialize your solution. In addition, she is happy to provide feedback on your pitching deck and asking you the right questions at the right time.


– Validation plan
– Pitch decks/(internal) stage-gate funding
– Go to market/commercial plan (and steps for execution)
– Business development
– Stakeholder management
– Project management

Favorite quote

‘Vision without execution is just hallucination’ – Henry Ford