Who we are

Nice to meet you!

 

We are ttopstart, a consulting company that supports leading researchers and innovative companies in the fields of life sciences and healthcare.

Our professionals have a shared passion for making the complex simple, realising meaningful impact, and pushing through barriers. Our approaches build upon proven and tailored consulting methods and a deep understanding of the sector. It is our goal to accelerate the introduction of impactful innovations.

Our team

ttopstart consists of a team of creative, ambitious professionals who combine knowledge of science with commercial skills. Our passions include health and wellbeing, learning and growing, performance and leadership. Our purpose is to enable breakthroughs in life sciences to contribute to a healthy community.

Meet our passionate team

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“Having a good, novel idea is a requisite, but not enough to reach success.”

Aaron Cossio, PhD
- Consultant
Andrea Slot small

“With my business and strategic mindset, I love to challenge ideas and create the context for informed decision making.”  

Andrea Slot, MSc
- Consultant
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“Prepare for success with the end in mind.”

Arno Schoevaars, MA
- General Manager
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“I want my clients to feel listened to and understood, but to also be challenged.”

Christopher Haggarty-Weir, PhD, MBA
- Consultant
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“It is a valuable mission to support innovative research and companies to get their solutions to market and ultimately to those in need.”

Davey Groothoff MA, MBA
- Business Developer
Dimitri Pappaioannou small

“To make impact, smart and to the point strategies are needed to transform great ideas into disruptive innovations.”

Dimitri Pappaioannou, MSc
- Commercial Director
Eva van de Kraats small

“It is great that we can help our clients with all kind of support, so they can focus on their core business.”

Eva van de Kraats
- Assistant Manager
Femke van Diggelen small

“What I like most about ttopstart is its mission where we focus on creating impact.”

Femke van Diggelen, PhD
- Programme Leader
georgia

“One of my strongest motivators is the desire to exploit scientific discoveries and work for a truly ethical company.”

Georgia Taxiarchopoulou, MSc
- Senior Business Developer
Jelle Eikelhof small

I support my clients in the translation of their disruptive innovations while simultaneously challenging their ideas to improve them together.”

Jelle Eikelhof MSc
- Consultant
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"It is our mission to transform healthcare and life sciences by accelerating the introduction of impactful innovations."

Jasper Levink
- Director
Jordi-Amat-Cuello

"Getting funding requires you to think differently.”

Jordi-Amat Cuello, PhD
- Consultant
Jost de Bruin small

"Getting funding requires you to think differently.”

Jost de Bruin, MSc
- Consultant
Ketharini Senthilkumar small

“For me it is priority that the innovation of the client doesn’t get ‘lost’ in the vast pool of ideas out there.”

Ketharini Senthilkumar, PhD
- Programme Leader
Mo Ghashghavi small

“I find the biggest barrier in this field is to go from a groundbreaking idea to a commercialized product.”

Mo Ghashghavi, PhD
- Business Developer
Monica Ferraioli small

“No matter how expert someone is in their field, gaining multiple perspectives is always beneficial.”

Monica Ferraioli, BSc, MBA
- Consultant
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“Thinking of how patients will derive maximum benefit from biomedical discoveries should underpin everything we do.”

Rónán Patrick McLaughlin, PhD
- Consultant
Sander Steenbeek small

“The impact of research is actually determined by what happens with it.”

Sander Steenbeek, PhD
- Consultant
Sietske_Zagers

“At ttopstart, we inspire each other and act as a catalyst to accelerate innovation.”

Sietske Zagers
- Managing Director
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“I help individuals and institutions in the academic field to position themselves and strategise as an entrepreneur.”

Stefanie Schütte, PhD
- Consultant
Teresa Calafat Pla small

“As a consultant my job is to build the best project possible together with our clients.”

Teresa Calafat Pla, MSc
- Consultant
Zeta Xouri small

“For me, it is important that our clients feel truly valued and supported in bringing their ideas forward.”

  Georgia (Zeta) Xouri, PhD
- Head of Consulting
Working at ttopstart

ttopstart is a young and fast-growing company. We have the pleasure to serve a growing number of different types of clients. As a result we have increased our presence in the market place and expanded our portfolio of services. In order to sustain this pace of growth, we are always looking for new colleagues to further strengthen our team.

Are you passionate about life sciences and health technologies? Do you have a commercial attitude and the drive to empower others? Are you keen to bring life sciences innovations to the market? Then ttopstart could be a great environment for you to thrive in and advance your career!

Mission & Vision

It is our mission to transform healthcare and life sciences by accelerating the introduction of impactful innovations.  

 We aim for a world where better medicines, tools and therapies come to the market faster and where life sciences innovations change patients’ lives for the better. We are here to help biomedical innovators tackling the challenges associated with disruptive healthcare innovations.