Growing a better world together

Successfully founding a startup and scaling up to a mature company are challenging jobs. The Rabobank Startup and Scale-up Team is committed to making your business more successful and develop more rapidly. With our financial products and services, our (international) network and our knowledge, we help you realise your ambitions. Think about financing, an introduction to investors or putting you in touch with a frontrunner in your market.

The Rabobank Startup and Scale-up Team consists of dedicated specialists who support startups and scale-ups in virtually all sectors in their growth and success. We work daily with fast-growing, innovative companies and know the language of investors and financiers. Therefore, we can respond precisely to your needs and challenges.

We believe in collaboration and the power of ecosystems. Thanks to our regional and national partners, you therefore get valuable insights and knowledge easily and quickly.

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Planet B.io is a busy community, we are constantly developing and so are our collaborators, residents and members. To keep everyone updated we write articles and organise events. Take a look!


Interview with Professor Jack Pronk: About the Intersection of Academia and Entrepreneurship in Industrial Biotechnology

Jack Pronk is full professor in Industrial Microbiology and the head of the Biotechnology Department at TU Delft. His research focuses on understanding enhancing microbial performance in industrial processes by integrating quantitative physiology, genomics, synthetic biology, and evolutionary engineering. His team's work on yeast engineering for alcoholic fermentation and improving ethanol yields is applied on an industrial scale. Recently, he was awarded the prestigious Novozymes Prize, given annually since 1963 for outstanding European research in biotechnology. Planet B.io had the opportunity to sit down with Professor Pronk to discuss his views on entrepreneurship in industrial biotechnology.


Hologenomix | Pioneering Multi-Omics Profiles for Early Disease Diagnosis

Hologenomix, the newest resident at Planet B.io, is creating multi-omics profiles from human biofluids. As the first user of our Shared Service Lab, Hologenomix is poised to revolutionize early disease diagnosis through DNA analysis. Co-founders David Calderon Franco and Eric van der Toorn share insights into their journey and vision.


Fishway: Innovating the Future of Fish through Cellular Aquaculture

Fishway, member of Planet B.io, is the new kid on the block in the field of cellular aquaculture. Founded by Nina Coolsaet and Sam Van de Velde, Fishway aims to address the pressing challenges faced by the traditional fishing industry, such as overfishing, pollution, and the decline in biodiversity. By producing fish-derived ingredients, Fishway hopes to offer a sustainable alternative that preserves the nutritional benefits of fish without the environmental downsides.