The mission of StartLife is to continuously foster and improve entrepeneurship in the food and agri sector. By supporting innovators to turn their ideas into relevant businesses that will have a lasting and positive inpact, we support vital innovation in the industry. 

€ 68 m total invested capital

StartLife offers a range of financial support to its startup’s from student grants to pre-seed loans. in the startlife stage-gate programme we prepare and support startup’s for each round of investment and help them to get investor ready.

179 startups contracted and supported

StartLife supports technology oriented startup’s with facilities ranging from incubation space to soft loans and business workshops.

1015 jobs created

StartLife supports startup’s in their growth and development, creating job opportunities for students, scientists and entrepreneurial specialists on sales, marketing and communication.

international active collaborations over 5 

StartLife is a full member of the European incubator network EBN and has been collaborating with Dutch embassies and in European projects to establish a soft-landing programme for European startup’s in agri-food.

knowledge institute: 50 courses and events

StartLife offers workshops, coaching and expertise on sustainable entrepreneurship in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research and our partner, the Regional Development Agency Oost NV.

32 mentors

StartLife mentors are experienced entrepreneurs and business executives who offer their network and working expertise to our startups.