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StartLife is Europe’s longest running and leading agrifoodtech accelerator. Its mission is to accelerate startups shaping a sustainable food system by providing business development support, mentoring, funding and access to a global community of investors, corporates and experts. StartLife is situated on Wageningen Campus and is closely connected to its co-founder Wageningen University & Research. Since 2010, StartLife has supported 400+ startups.

Competences & Capabilities 

  • Capital: up to €250K in soft loans for participating Food & Agtech startups
  • Customers: warm introductions to leading corporates to partner up with
  • Connections: international agri & food network, incl. research institutes, corporates and investors
  • Competencies: business validation and personal coaching programs
  • Country soft-landing: soft-landing programs for international startups.

Bronland 10-D, 6708WH Wageningen, The Netherlands


Jan Meiling, Managing Director
+31 6 13259470

Partner in the following EIT Food projects


Seedbed Incubator

A 6-month programme that aims to transform innovative ideas and research breakthroughs into market-validated business propositions.