Rocío Díez Arazola, MSc, MA

Business Developer

Hi, I’m Rocío.
Nice to meet you!

At ttopstart, I am the first point of contact for industry clients who seek help to bring their ideas out to the public in the form of a new treatment. 

Moreover, I also help academics align their research and career goals with the best funding schemes that will enable them to realize their research plans and build a strong scientific profile.

 I really enjoy becoming part of each individual project and building a new concept together with the client from the beginning, with an eye on the long-term objectives. In our sessions, we discuss the scientific and the impact parts in depth, the feasibility of their plans, and the alignment between their research aims and the proposal they intend to build.

Most of my education is centered around the sciences – I hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in Neuroscience, five years as a PhD candidate in Functional Genetics, and five years of experience as senior scientist at the university in collaboration with a big pharmaceutical company. I am well acquainted with both academia and the industry, and I enjoy having the opportunity to help them realize their goals, and to create synergy by connecting great minds from both worlds.


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With our help, innovators only need to worry about the science, leaving the funding strategy necessary to cover the cost of the discovery to us.

Contact details
+31 (0)6 – 83 26 79 33
+31 (0)88 – 83 81 330

Rocío in facts

Learned to windsurf and knit at age 5

Adores dancing

Loves to give handmade gifts

Collects botanical illustration books

Highly appreciates Dutch directedness