Jelle van Leeuwen

Startlife Mentor

Project manager at Concern staff Wageningen University

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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.

Personal quote:

“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


2018 – now: Project manager at Concern staff Wageningen University (Education Project Service, Onderwijsloket)

2015 – 2018: Project leader at Wageningen Food and Biobased Research (Dept. Biobased Products, Biorefinery and Sustainable Value Chains group)

2016: Participant Venture Challenge LifeScience@Work Accelerator, start-up “TripleT Biosciences”

2015: Graduated MSc. Biotechnology at Wageningen University

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