100% VOLUNTEERS

Science meets Business is an initiative run completely by volunteers, all with an interest in science and business in and around Leiden. They make the cafes, competitions (like SmBPC and Gulliver) and other events and collaborations possible. We'd like to give them the well-deserved recognition:

Active volunteers

Bastiaan Kluft

Bastiaan traverses the gap between science and business on a daily basis with his pharmaceutical startup SeraNovo, but has noticed that this is rarely the case in the BioScience Park. In his years of networking experience he has noticed this gap vanishes mysteriously when including both sides in an event, complemented by a couple of beers.

Board | Cafe | Werfpop

Bastiaan Kluft

Active since

2016

Blandine le Tallec

Blandine is fascinated by both the scientific and business worlds. She studied Biology and Business in Leiden and has been involved with SmB since 2014. Despite a busy working schedule, there is (almost) always time to join the SmB cafe!

Board | Cafe | Alumni

Blandine le Tallec

Active since

2014

Coen Breedveld

Coen Breedveld is a science and business enthusiast. He has studied Chemistry in Leiden and is currently developing a diagnostic test to differentiate a viral from a bacterial infection with Levels Diagnostics.

Cafe | SmBPC | Gulliver

Coen Breedveld

Active since

2015

Frédérique de Paus

All over the place, that's how we'd best describe Frédérique. Next to a bachelors in Mathematics, masters in ICT in Business, multiple internships and projects, the one constant since 2013 has been SmB. She enjoys bringing people together and make science exciting for all.

Board | Cafe | Werfpop

Frédérique de Paus

Active since

2013

Joanne Tutein Nolthenius

From Arnhem to Groningen, from Groningen to Uppsala and now the Biomedical Sciences journey has brought her to Leiden. Curious not only for travel and science, but also for business and now our newest member of the team!

Cafe | Werfpop

Joanne Tutein Nolthenius

Active since

2018

Max Green

Max believes that a business hides in every person. Besides uncovering more of his own business, his favorite thing is supporting others finding theirs.

Cafe

Max Green

Active since

2016

Vincent van der Wel

During the day Vincent tries to help patients by producing drugs for rare diseases with his company Patient One. At night Vincent is a real event-organizing-enthusiast, organizing events with multiple organisations. Sinds 2015 Vincent is the chair of SmB, leading both the serious and not so serious activities of the foundation.

Board | Cafe | SmBPC | Gulliver

Vincent van der Wel

Active since

2015

Past volunteers

Max van 't Hof

Joined in

2018

Active until

2018

Cafe

Jenke Scheen

Joined in

2016

Active until

2018

Cafe | SmBPC | Alumni

Boris Polm

Joined in

2016

Active until

2017

SmBPC | Alumni

Elena Pimentel

Joined in

2016

Active until

2017

Cafe

Harmen Jousma

Joined in

2012

Active until

2015

Co-founder

Melissa Pinheiro

Joined in

2014

Active until

2015

Cafe

Anna Litsiou

Joined in

2012

Active until

2013

Cafe

Merel Baks

Joined in

2016

Active until

2018

Cafe | Alumni

Dennis van der Wiel

Joined in

2015

Active until

2018

Cafe

Eline van Zutphen

Joined in

2016

Active until

2017

SmBPC

Liza de Dreu

Joined in

2015

Active until

2016

Cafe | Gulliver

Caspar Heine

Joined in

2015

Active until

2015

Cafe

Joël de Jager

Joined in

2012

Active until

2014

Cafe

Soroush Setodeh

Joined in

2012

Active until

2013

Cafe

Mia Urem

Joined in

2013

Active until

2018

Cafe

Oscar Lebbink

Joined in

2016

Active until

2017

Cafe | SmBPC

Laurens Sand

Joined in

2013

Active until

2017

Cafe

Christiaan van Gorkum

Joined in

2012

Active until

2015

Founder

Kristina Kremer

Joined in

2014

Active until

2015

Cafe

Pieter Voskamp

Joined in

2012

Active until

2013

Cafe

Johanna Seitz

Joined in

2012

Active until

2013

Board

Special thanks to and in remembrance of our founder

Christiaan van Gorkum

On Friday the 30th of October 2015, our teammate Christiaan passed away – far too young – in a canoeing accident. He was the father of Science meets Business, the one who brought us together. He meant a great deal to the (scientific) community and can be proud of everything he has accomplished, bringing people together to inspire one another and to create great things.​​​

Stichting Science meets Business (ANBI)

Langegracht 70

2312 NV Leiden

KVK: 58399771

RSIN: 853022951

IBAN: NL66 RABO 0101 2670 61