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Mentor: Bart Fischer

Startlife Mentor

Bart Fischer is the owner of a company providing advisory support to companies operating in the food sector as well as start-ups/scale-ups ready for accelerating their growth. Currently, he is actively supporting SLE Enterprises (liquid encapsulation) and Verdify (personalized nutrition). Before this, he was a managing director at Accenture, a global professional services company for 25 years.

Bart is an enthusiastic professional combining excellent management skills with the ability to connect and engage, resulting in effective long-lasting cooperation and impactful results. He has over 25 years of experience in business development, account management, project management, innovation, digital marketing and transformation through multiple complex value-driven assignments within global high tech, medical equipment, retail and FMCG/ CPG companies operating in the front of their industries.

As such, he has deep expertise in client delivery with a clear execution and result focus demonstrated by leading multiple complex and/or innovative engagements within complicated international client environments. In addition, he has performed several business development roles, always focused on opening up new markets, new clients, and realizing growth.

Bart has an MSc in Business Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Next to this, he is a certified Supervisory Board member from the Governance University. Finally, he has recently completed the education for being a professional cook at ROC Midden Nederland.

He is a passionate runner, reader, and traveler, especially to countries with tasteful national dishes. In addition, he volunteers at Buurtbuik (bring social cohesion by cooking meals from food surplus) and ImpactHub (focused on creating sustainable innovation) and PUM (enable the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries and emerging markets).

Skills and field of expertise

  • Transformation
  • Innovation
  • Business development
  • Project management
  • Consulting
  • Food
  • Marketing and sales
  • Digital
  • Account management

Offer and interest (startups)

Offer:

I am analytical and structured, sincere and no-nonsense, driven and curious, value-focused and persistent. Given this and coupled with my passion for stimulating new developments – especially in the area of food, technology and societal impact -, I can you assist you with scaling your organization, provide candid and actionable feedback on your proposition and business model or simply create relevant entries by connecting parties and ideas.

Interest:

In general, interested in talking to anyone aimed at changing the eating habits of people, thereby creating less environmental impact, better health proposition or taking into account personal circumstances (e.g. personalized nutrition). In addition, interest in startups focusing on food services trends (e.g. dark kitchen, reduce waste).

Personal quote

“Life is short, eat dessert first!”

 

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