- Application deadline: 17 Jan 2020
- Candidate interviews: 28 Jan, 19:00 - 21:00
- Kick-off: 2 March
- Training days (four modules): 13-15 March (offsite), 2-3 April, 23-24 April, 28-29 May
- 1-on-1 Business coaching 7 or 8 April
- Work-on-your-Business-Days: 17 April & 11 May
- Demo Day: 19 June
GOOD TO KNOW
- Main partners: Stichting DOEN; Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality; Food Hub; Commonland
- Other partners: TransitieCoalitie Voedsel; De Nieuwe Boerenfamilie
- The growth program of the food chain accelerator is built on our years of experience with the Investment Ready Program (since 2013)
- This accelerator program will not take on shares of participating businesses
QUESTIONS?Contact Romee Erens, Innovation Sourcing Specialist.
PROGRAM TEAMProgram manager: Manon Klein
Program support: Rutger de Rijk
Drees Peter van den Bosch
Drees Peter founded Willem & Drees 10 years ago, a cooperative of organic farmers and consumers who weekly deliver fresh, local, organic seasonal products to thousands of customers in the Netherlands on the basis of a membership model. Before that, he worked for 10 years at Unilever in Marketing & Sales. He studied Operations Research in Wageningen.
Enver is the co-founder and director of sustainable chocolate factory Chocolatemakers in Amsterdam. He is highly experienced in product development and project management, particularly in fields such as sustainable global supply chains and sustainable tourism. Enver holds a degree in Tropical Agriculture from Wageningen University.
According to Leontine, business and brands are the best agents to create positive change.
Her specialties: Leadership in positioning & sustainable strategies, purpose, innovation, shared value creation, meaningful marketing, consumer behavior, responsible retail, natural food & product industry, FMCG, circular economy, inspirational speaking “Don’t blow it!! Good planets are hard to find”, is her motto!
Liesbeth, CEO at BitesWeLove, is an experienced finance and strategy advisor and board member of various corporates and startups. She began working on the transition to a sustainable food sector in 2013 when she joined the supervisory board of Willem&Drees.
Marielle van Gorp
With more than 16 years experience at Booking.com, Marielle is a global leader with experience in scaling fast growing organisations, developing successful strategic partnerships and leading and developing high-performing cross-functional and cross-regional teams. Marielle has a passion for travel, technology and mentoring social startups focussed on sustainability. She advises start ups and scale ups on Growth, Scalability, Sales, Supply, People development, Innovation, New Business development, Go-to-market strategy and Operations under the name ’The Startup Buddy’.
Niels, Senior Consultant at Category & Trade Company, is highly experienced in category management and product development. Niels has over 20 years of experience in food in various commercial roles at C1000, Stegeman and Bakker Bart. Niels has a first nature to zoom out for the bigger picture. He combines strategy, bold ideas and solution-based thinking with being human-centered, decisive and pragmatic.
In 2010, Olivier launched Truus.nl, the first online supermarket in the Netherlands. As an entrepreneur, he has been involved in innovative companies in the sustainable food and maritime sectors. Olivier previously worked in commercial roles at Proctor & Gamble, and studied Economics at the University of Groningen. His strengths are developing a clear vision and strategy, and building a team capable of executing the strategy.