Mentor: Christian Koolloos

Director of RAM Operations BV

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Having a coffee at StartHub can be a good start. Being a sparring partner next, and then aid to progress the venture in areas of business strategy, partnering and commercialization.

Over 10 years passionately active in the Bioeconomy. In 2007 I started building a startup business in the bio-based industry, which experienced a successfully exit through the sale of C5 Yeast Company to DSM in 2011. Over the years, that has allowed me to develop strong networks and built relationships with key stakeholders in the bio-based industry making swift and global roll-out of bio-based technology possible.

In 2017, I have established my own company RAM Operations through which I help start-ups and entrepreneurs taking bio-based technologies and concepts to market. That year I also became a mentor in the StartLife program.

Having gone through the process of building and exiting a startup myself and still being passionately active in helping companies start up, I would be happy to share my thoughts and experience.

Skills & field of expertise

  • Business strategy
  • Commercial roll-out
  • Licensing
  • Venture planning
  • Project development
  • Partnering
  • Bioeconomy


2017- present Managing Director & Owner – RAM Operations
2016 Strategic Marketing Manager – DSM
2013-2016 Business Manager – DSM
2012 Commercial Manager – DSM
2007-2011 Commercial Manager – C5 Yeast Company

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