Sietske Zagers, MSc

Managing Director

Hi, I’m Sietske.
Nice to meet you!

As the Managing Director of ttopstart, I direct and control the company’s operations and give strategic guidance.

I will lead ttopstart in continued innovation, further growth and achieving its national and international ambitions. I coach the team to exceed our clients’ expectations every day of the week.

After finishing my master’s degree at the Twente University, I started my career at TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research). With more than 10 years of experience in various roles for educational publishers, I became a business development manager in the e-learning industry. 

I am proud of winning a Marina van Damme scholarship, annually awarded to a successful University of Twente alumna. Marina van Damme was the first student who obtained a PhD at the former Technical University College Twente in 1965 and is an inspiring role model for women. I used the scholarship for a course at Nyenrode Business University, with a focus on excellent female leadership. I hope to encourage female talents and pave the way for the next generation of woman at the top.

I strongly believe in learning by doing and improved my general management skills as the CEO of Elevate Health, a spin-off from the University Medical Center Utrecht and Utrecht University. This scale-up offers innovative learning solutions for healthcare and life science specialists. Elevate has worked together with public-private consortia on many projects such as the Innovative Medicines Initivate, Horizon 2020, Erasmus+ and other initiatives.

With my experience, expertise and drive I will bring ttopstart to the next level. I will also remain strategic advisor to the board of PNO Group on digital transformation. I am passionately committed to use new technologies to an advantage and use our group synergy potential to inspire and connect.


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

Contact details
+31 (0)6 13 14 55 34
+31 (0)88 – 83 81 330

Sietske in facts

Girl Power

Motto: ‘Coincidence does not exist’

Pushing boundaries, explore new territories

Favourite song = J’aime la vie

Love to cook and dine with her loved ones

Running marathons

Proud mother of two teenagers