Job opening – Analyst Intern

Analyst Intern – StartLife at Wageningen University & Research

StartLife is the leading incubator for Food & Agtech startups in The Netherlands and Europe. We’re building, funding and growing startups that become leading enterprises with a lasting impact in food & agriculture. You will play a key role in building promising new ventures. You will meet the most inspiring researchers and entrepreneurs working with the most promising technologies.

The Role:
The Analyst Intern is responsible for making sure we identify, screen and support the most promising venture propositions within Wageningen University & Research, with the potential of becoming the next generation of groundbreaking food & agtech startups. You will meet many advanced startups around Wageningen Campus, and during visits to interesting events and conferences. You will also participate in multiple-day business challenges organized by StartLife.

Tasks and responsibilities:
You will:

  • Engage with researchers and entrepreneurs to learn about their propositions and perform an initial screening;
  • Advise the StartLife team on the venture potential of research projects, technologies and ideas in the food, agriculture, and biobased domains;
  • Conduct market analysis to determine the commercial feasibility of propositions;
  • Determine the technical feasibility of propositions;
  • Conduct financial analysis to evaluate the financial implications of propositions;
  • Help write business plans.

About StartLife StartLife is a startup incubator located on Wageningen Campus in The Netherlands, and co-founded by Wageningen University & Research. Through our venture building activities and our incubation program we build, fund and grow food & agtech startups, developing innovate technologies that have great potential impact. We provide them with a network of scientific experts, corporate partners, and investors. Since 2011 we’ve supported over 250 startups who have raised over €90 million in follow-on funding.

 Who are we looking for? 


  • Have a passion for startups, technology and innovation
  • Have affinity with food, agtech and biotechnology, and finance
  • Are pro-active, curious, analytical and results-oriented
  • Are a team-player but can also work independently
  • Have completed- or are completing a (relevant) higher education academic MSc degree in innovation management, science or engineering
  • Have outstanding English and Dutch communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Have decent Microsoft Excel skills

Practical details:

  • Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • Timing: start January 2019 or sooner
  • Duration of the internship: minimum of five months and 4 days a week
  • Internship fee: €400 – €500 per month
  • Travel costs are reimbursed.

For questions or to apply, please email Don’t forget to include your CV and a short motivation letter.