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Friday June 28th

About Jeroen Bakker

Senior Associate, Novo Holdings
Jeroen Bakker, PhD, joined Novo Holdings in 2018 as a Senior Associate in the Novo Seeds team. Previously, Jeroen worked at the corporate investment group of Merck KGaA, M Ventures, focusing on early-stage investments in US, EU and Israel. Prior to this, Jeroen was active as a consultant acquiring several millions in non-dilutive funding for biotech and translational academic research. Jeroen worked in biotech at Syntaxin Ltd (acquired by Ipsen) and published several articles on innate immunity in high-ranking journals such as Journal of Experimental Medicine while obtaining his PhD in immunology from the University of Amsterdam.

About Novo Holdings

Novo Holdings is a Danish private limited liability company wholly owned by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. It is the holding company of the Novo Group, comprising Novo Nordisk A/S, Novozymes A/S and NNIT A/S, and is responsible for managing the Foundation’s assets.

In addition to being the major shareholder in the Novo Group companies, Novo Holdings provides seed and venture capital to development-stage companies, takes significant ownership positions in well-established companies within life science and manages a broad portfolio of financial assets.

Novo Seed is the early stage investment arm of Novo Holdings. Novo Seeds identify, build and invests in innovative start-up companies founded on strong science with the aim of developing products with the potential to transform patient treatment.

In addition to providing managerial and strategic support to start-ups, Novo Seeds has the financial capability to invest all the way to the exit. For more information, visit

Jumpstart your career

Join BioBusiness Summer School to jumpstart your career in Life Sciences by gaining knowledge of business aspects such as product development, IPR, finance and business models. The next edition of the summer school will be organised online from 22-26 June 2020.

Why participate

The BioBusiness Summer School is a programme tailored to bridge the gap. By immersing yourself in the business aspects of Life Sciences during this programme, you will learn the basic knowledge of BioBusiness, gain insight in the world of Life Sciences companies, meet leading business leaders and increase your international network.

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Is your organisation interested in early-career talents in Life Sciences? BioBusiness Summer School can get you in touch with business oriented PhDs, postdocs or Master students. More info can be found here.