Cleantech start-up? Join Climate-KIC Accelerator!

Our Accelerator coaches

Our CoachesIn three stages, our rock solid 18-month program will support you to get to global domination. You will learn the fundamentals of doing a start-up (stage 1). You will get out of the building and do customer discovery to see if there is a market for your product (stage 2). And we will help you with the delivery on that, so you can get funded and launch your product worldwide (stage 3).

You will come across a number of people during your stay in the Climate-KIC Accelerator. Our coaches will support you during all stages with intensive coaching sessions:


Hans Westerhof

Hans Westerhof

Entrepreneurship Coach and Program Manager Climate-KIC The Netherlands

Hans is business coach and program manager of the Climate-KIC Accelerator and responsible for the overall structure and quality of the program. Hans is also founder of Occami, a management consulting and interim management business.


Chrétien Herben

Chrétien Herben

Entrepreneurship Coach Climate-KIC The Netherlands

Chrétien is a business coach for cleantech startups within the Climate-KIC Accelerator Program. Next to his work as a coach, Chretien works in the area of tech transfer and entrepreneurship at the Top Sector Life Sciences and Health, providing aspiring entrepreneurs coaching, training, education, financing and networking opportunities.


Joachim Blazer

Joachim Blazer

Acceleration Coach Climate-KIC The Netherlands

Joachim is a business coach within the Climate-KIC Accelerator Program. Joachim is also three-time entrepreneur. Two exits and many lessons learned. He used this experience to evaluate over 800 seed and early-stage startups in various industries. Mentored 200 founders on getting from idea to product-market fit and beyond.


Ron Bloemers

Ron Bloemers

Acceleration Coach Climate-KIC The Netherlands

Ron is a business coach within the Climate-KIC Accelerator program. Ron coaches early stage cleantech entrepreneurs with an initial idea and/or prototype, advising them on how to develop a business model with a scalable and profitable product or service, which will sell successfully in the market. Ron is also founder and Managing Partner at Start-U-Up.


Marjan Heijkamp

Marjan Heijkamp

Accelerator Coordinator Climate-KIC The Netherlands

Marjan takes care of the operational business within the Accelerator Program. Marjan recruits start-ups, reviews applications, organizes the Acceleration program, manages the team and takes care of the planning.


Participation in the Climate-KIC Accelerator will be exciting, inspiring and exhausting. There is a lot of energy and great fun. It truly is an interesting learning journey for you and your co-founders.
Frans Nauta

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