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Mentor: Jelle van Leeuwen

Startlife Mentor

Jelle van Leeuwen is project manager (education project service) at concern staff Wageningen University & Research.

Jelle was project leader at Wageningen Food and Biobased Research (Dept. Biobased Products, Biorefinery and Sustainable Value Chains group). Graduated MSc. Biotechnology at Wageningen University in 2015.

Scientific research has a great potential for discovering new fundamental concepts, and entrepreneurship is where such concepts create impact. I am passionate about enabling start-ups and SME’s to grow, through my technical knowledge about food technology and biotechnology and my connections to educational services at Wageningen University.

Skills and field of expertise

  • Agri-Food technology
  • Process Engineering
  • Biobased technology
  • Sustainability
  • Vision development
  • Project management

Offer and interest (startups)

To help entrepreneurs develop their company by testing the novelty and feasibility of their concepts.  Convert plans and ideals into a step-wise approach


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