Jules obtained his PhD in environmental microbiology from Delft University of Technology in February 2020. He has supervised multiple student projects and has co-published six peer reviewed papers and one patent. He is passionate about microbiology, surfing, sustainability and mentorship.
Jan Pieter is an engineer entrepreneur. He has worked in Brazil for 8 years, being 4 as a petroleum engineer at Petrobras. Later on, he graduated in TIAS Full-Time MBA (Tilburg). After working with the incubators HighTech XL (Eindhoven) and Holland Startup (Utrecht), he understands the importance of taking time to listen to the customers and to meet their needs. He is passionate about football, yoga, veganism and circular economy.
Puck Achterberg is a curious microbiologist and biochemical engineer with a passion for the outdoors. In August 2021, she attained her master’s degree in Life Science & Technology from the Delft University of Technology. She is excited to contribute to issues regarding the health of the planet and its people with her scientific background.
Sahar Saadaoui obtained her research Master’s degree in Genetics and physiological and biological Diversity in January 2019 directly after her bachelor’s degree in cellular, molecular biology, and biotechnology from The University of Monastir, Tunisia. She has three years of experience in the import & export industry as a purchaser and market researcher. Aside from her passion for science-oriented entrepreneurship, she is a martial artist, loves traveling, nature, and discovering new places.
Jerry Chen has a background in chemical engineering and business. After obtaining his MSc. degree from Delft University of Technology and working several years in industry, he obtained hands-on business experience as the owner of a hospitality concept for start-up incubation. He is passionate about innovations that make the world a better place. In his free time he loves to have great food, be outdoors, travel and play basketball.
Briek Starink is a bioprocess engineer by training, with experience in the fields of research, education, collaborative innovation, project management and technology development. He is triggered by innovation that accelerates the transition towards a biobased circular economy and enjoys connecting people and organisation towards common goals. He loves to travel, explore and make or enjoy music.
Timo van Erven is 26 years old and currently is finishing his Masters in Life Science and Technology. He finished his Bachelors’ in Nijmegen, during which he learned that he is passionate about biotechnology and its Industrial applications. In his free time he enjoys sports, mainly swimming and gym, reading books, and playing board- and videogames.