Neal Cowen, MSc


Hi, I’m Neal.
Nice to meet you!

At ttopstart, I discuss opportunities with clients, developing business and grant proposals to display a clear path to mature their innovations so they can improve medical capabilities for doctors to help patients.

In this role, I enjoy shaping business ideas and plans for potential medical innovations through constructive discussions, so stakeholders have the best opportunity to make a difference with their research. I also enjoy working closely with my colleagues, deliberating on the best course to produce quality proposals or deliverables.

My diverse background working in different life-science settings will help me guide clients on their path to see their innovative visions come to fruition. These experiences include working in a lab at the Utrecht Medical Center investigating angiogenic stimulation and gaining hands-on clinical experience as a scribe/tech for ophthalmic specialists. I also gained experience at a life science consultancy firm developing multiple business proposals while conducting a separate internal research project to advise the company on aligning business processes with consultant requirements. Finally, in my most recent experience, I supported the procurement of CROs for biotech clients, working with them to organize and compare company data, finances, and experiences to help them choose the most suitable CRO.

This experience has given me an excellent knowledge of biomedical research, grant writing, (strategic) business management, client management, and competition analysis.

I have a background in neuroscience specializing in the eyes during my bachelor’s at the University of California, Santa Barbara, followed by a master’s degree in Science and Business Manage at Utrecht University.

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I want to fix how scientists comprehend barriers to their innovations, to understand how they fit into the current market, and their potential to make a difference in the clinic.

Contact details
+31 (0)6 – 82 38 62 64              
+31 (0)30 – 73 70 779

Neal in facts

A laid-back California kid

Enjoys playing football with his Dutch amateur team

Always keeping up with everything sports-related

Loves staying active and spending time with friends and family

Enjoys playing with his Dutch girlfriend’s family dog named “Ginger”

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