Science meets Business cafe + BBQ in Leiden



17:00-19:00 hrs


Biopartner 1, JH Oortweg 19, Leiden


Special Cafe & BBQ
The last cafe before the summer break is coming up but we will be back in September! Join us for your usual dose of inspiring presentations and networking along with our annual BBQ in collaboration with Science Based Business! Please note, the cafe and BBQ are free but we require you to sign up to one or both events.

Catalyze is a full service consultancy firm specialized in the life science, biotechnology and medical technology. 

Speaker: Judith Smit (Team leader/consultant)

Roche Pharmaceuticals works on pharmaceuticals and diagnostics with the aim of advancing science to improve people’s lives.

Speaker: Dennis Schoonderwoerd (Project Manager)


Genzyme focuses on developing specialty treatments for debilitating diseases that are often difficult to diagnose and treat.

Speaker: Andreas Schuil (Senior Brand Director)

For more detailed information, please visit our website.

The program

17:00 – Walk-in

17:30 – Start cafe (presentations and discussion)

18:30 – Walk-in drinks and BBQ

19:00 – Start BBQ


For directions to BioPartner 1, see our contact page.


Please note, both the cafe and the BBQ are free. However, we ask you to register through the following links:

If you would like to attend the cafe AND the BBQ, please RSVP via this webpage.

If you would like to attend ONLY the BBQ, please RSVP via this webpage.


Join the SmB Club of 16! Science meets Business has expanded to now include other initiatives in addition to our cafes. The Science meets Business Plan Competition, which took place in May, was a great success once again. In November 2015, Gulliver, the Student Entrepreneurship Competition, began and the final is taking place this month! And this Autumn we still have our Hackathon “Hack your Habitat” coming your way. 

Help us build a sustainable foundation for all the SmB activities by making a small donation and joining the Club of 16! Read all about it on the SmB Club of 16 page, thank you for your consideration!

Gulliver Final: June 15thThe Gulliver Grand Final will be held on the 15th of June! The search for Leiden's best student entrepreneurs will reach its end at the Aalmarktzaal, where the 5 finalists present their innovative ideas and entrepreneurial talent to the audience. The winner will be named Leiden's best student entrepreneur and receive €10.000! There will be music, talks, drinks, and of course a lot of enthusiastic young entrepreneurs. For more information about the competition and how to attend, please visit the website and sign up for the final by mailing to We hope to see you there!