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Startup: Yellow Pallet

Yellow Pallet develops and sells factories, services and supplies to convert banana stems into pallets.

The Dutch Limited company Yellow Pallet B.V. was first established in January 2012. With the support of Startlife, PPM Oost, Wageningen University and Research Center and impact investor BothSidesNow, Yellow Pallet has been able to conduct research, execute the required tests and to establish the business.

The founders of Yellow Pallet are Hein van Opstal (MSc, MBA) and Gert Kema (MSc, PhD). The daily management of the company is executed by Hein van Opstal. Gert Kema is employed by Wageningen University and Research Center and coordinates global research programs aiming at disease management in banana production.

Yellow Pallet is supported by a group of experienced private impact investors and funds.


Hein van Opstal
Gert Kema