Katrien Vanhonacker

License and Business Development Lead — — LinkedIn

After her academic career as biotechnologist, Katrien gained 20 years’ experience in EMEA business development for a number of international life sciences companies such as Qiagen and Thermo Fisher. During her career, she studied business administration (Vlerick Management School) and marketing (University of California, Irvine) and fulfilled a variety of roles in business development, strategic selling, and marketing.

Over the last few years, she has supported or was part of the company management of, a range of start-ups and scale-ups in life sciences that have since grown, had a successful exit or have a promising exit strategy under their belts (amongst others Ugentec, PharmaFluidics, MyCellHub).