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Company Announcement: ttopstart joins PNO Group!

November 14 2018

ttopstart and PNO will join forces in our ambition to become Europe’s leading consultancy in strategy and funding services in life sciences and health. Together, ttopstart-PNO will now have 50 life sciences professionals located in 6 European countries.

ttopstart was founded in 2009 as a university spin-off from the VU University in Amsterdam. Since then, the company has rapidly grown into one of the leading consultancy companies in the field of life sciences and health. The collaboration with PNO Group is the next step to accelerate further growth of the company.

Strategy and funding services that provide meaningful impact

The field of life sciences and health is at the forefront of tackling major societal challenges such as an ageing population and rising healthcare costs. With the new combination, we have all the necessary capabilities to play a pivotal role in helping our clients to address these challenges and to further innovate our services to address the unmet needs in the market. This will accelerate our efforts to become the preferred partner for strategy and funding services throughout Europe.

“With over 50 professionals, ttopstart is now one of Europe’s key players in the field of strategy and funding services in life sciences and health”

Patrick de Boer, Founder and Director of ttopstart

European leadership

ttopstart-PNO is proud to support a large group of clients including Europe’s fastest-growing biotech and medtech companies, top-10 universities and organisations that drive innovation in health and life sciences. Our health and life sciences professionals will be operating from 6 European hubs; in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. The local presence will provide access  at the forefront of the specific markets and allows us to leverage our position to provide new opportunities for our clients.

“We are driven by the impact that science and technology can have on our health. Impact that can only be realised by smart strategies. In this new constellation, we can develop even smarter strategies.”

Jasper Levink, Director of ttopstart

The new organisation

ttopstart as a brand and as an organisation will remain. It will be co-branded as ‘a PNO life sciences company’. ttopstart is well-known for its sector-specific strategy and is specialised in developing smarter business and research strategies and providing tailor-made funding services with a meaningful impact for our clients. PNO is recognised as one of the founders in the field of professional funding services in Europe and has grown into a strong player with an international footprint. The ttopstart board of directors will consist of Patrick de Boer, Jasper Levink and Peter Zwart.


With kind regards,

Patrick de Boer

Director ttopstart

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