Vacancy: Program Coordinator at StartLife

Seven new food & agtech startups for StartLife’s Accelerate ProgramDo you love startups and want to contribute to building a sustainable food system? Moreover, is multitasking your second nature? Then join the StartLife team as a program coordinator and be our spider in the web.

About the position

As program coordinator, you make sure that everything runs smoothly. StartLife offers training, funding and coaching to (inter)national startups – and you are the main point of contact for startups on the organization and administration of these activities. You will help in planning and organizing programs and activities as well as carry out important operational duties. You keep the overview of new startups that we support and update our CRM-systems and legal documentation.

You will work very closely with the entire StartLife team, our startups and partners: you will support our Global Partnerships Manager and Startup Scouts to organize (online) meet & greets sessions with corporates; you will also support our Program Director to organize our flagship accelerate program; you give a hand to our Investor Relations Manager to set up online meetings with our startups and investors; and you support the entire team with demo days, and other virtual / hybrid meetups. You also help out with the organization of international startups visiting the Wageningen ecosystem.

StartLife has an energetic, ambitious team that goes the extra mile for impact-driven agri & food startups. As we manage several programs at the same time, things can get busy! Ideally, you worked a couple of years as an office manager, PMO or event manager and are able to show you keep a clear head during busy rollercoaster times.

What we ask from you

  • You’ve completed secondary vocational education (MBO, min. level 4)
  • You’re a great organizer, don’t get stressed out easily and you’re super structured!
  • You’re an active social media user and love organizing online meetings – and of course you can work with Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • You’re fluent in Dutch and English, both verbally and written
  • You are a go-getter – you get things done!

What we offer you

As StartLife’s Program Coordinator, you will work in a fun, international team of 14 people that go the extra mile for impact-driven agri & food startups. You will work in the heart of the agrifood startup community on Wageningen Campus. And you will have the flexibility to work partly remote. We offer a dynamic position with responsibility from Day 1.

Your monthly salary depends on your knowledge and experience, and will be in the range of gross € 2,200 – € 2,800 per month for a full working week (36 hours). A working week of 32 hours is also possible. The duration of the employment contract is initially for one year via Randstad Payrolling with the intention to extend. Please note that a permanent working permit in the Netherlands is required for this position.

About StartLife

StartLife is the top agrifoodtech startup accelerator in The Netherlands and Europe, co-founded by Wageningen University & Research. We offer a world-class acceleration program, top industry business mentors, non-equity funding and access to a global community of startups, investors, corporates and experts. Since 2010 we’ve supported over 400 agrifoodtech startups that have raised over €185 million follow-on capital.


Please let us know why you are the perfect fit for the job. Send your c.v. and motivation letter to our Operations Director before 3 September 2021 at By doing so, you agree that we process your data.

For more information, please contact Laura Thissen (Operations Director) on +31 6 2241 0815.