Subsidies & Funding

We empower medical innovation

Project Management

We manage research & innovation projects

Business Strategy

We support successful commercialisation

Expertise area

Research Strategy and Funding Canvas

Team

ttopstart consists of a team of professionals who combine knowledge of science and commercial skills. The team is driven and enthusiastic to support innovative parties.
In addition, we are proud of our partnership with Bibian Mentel and our membership of HollandBIO.

Management

Patrick de Boer, MSc

Director
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ir. Jasper Levink

Director
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Eva van de Kraats

Office Manager
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Diana Dam

Office Manager
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Arno Schoevaars, MA

General Manager
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Consultants

Zeta (Georgia) Xouri, PhD

Senior Consultant
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Karlijn Bastiaansen, PhD

Senior Consultant
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Lily Boutens, PhD

Consultant
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Jost de Bruin, MSc

Consultant
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Ronan Patrick McLaughlin, PhD

Consultant
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Sander Steenbeek, PhD

Consultant
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Andrea Slot, MSc

Consultant
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Eveline Vreeburg, MSc

Consultant
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Jasper Claessen, PhD

Senior Consultant
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Jordi-Amat Cuello, PhD

Consultant
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Teresa Calafat Pla, MSc

Consultant
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Aaron Cossio, MSc

Consultant
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Cecile ten Kate, MSc

Senior Consultant
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Ryan Henderson, PhD

Consultant
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Jurgen Oude Booijink, MSc

Consultant
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Jelle Eikelhof, MSc

Consultant
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Mo Ghashghavi, PhD

Consultant
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Ketharini Senthilkumar, PhD

Consultant
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Annabel Ebbing, PhD

Consultant
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Business Developers

Georgia Taxiarchopoulou, MSc

Business Developer
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Eleanor Dawson, MSc

Business Developer
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Lars Mulder, PhD

Business Developer
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Project Managers

Femke van Diggelen, PhD

Project Manager
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Martijn Wilmer, PhD

Senior Project Manager
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Aida Peña Blanco, PhD

Project Manager
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Mark Balk, MSc

Project Manager
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Marketing & Communications

Pleuni Hooijman, PhD

Marketing and Communications Officer
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Student Assistants

Márton Fejér, BSc

Project Assistant
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Anne Lotte Lemmers, BSc

Student Assistant
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Partnership with Bibian Mentel

Paralympic snowboarder Bibian Mentel and the Mentelity Foundation have initiated a partnership with ttopstart. The partnership is built around medical innovation, a winning drive and delivering top performances. 

Bibian is the reigning world champion for Para-Snowboarding and winner of the Gold Medal at the Paralympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi, Russia. In 2014 she was also voted Paralympic athlete of the year. ttopstart offers Bibian Mentel financial support on the road to Sochi. One of the goals of the collaboration is to show the fantastic performances that can be reached by applying medical innovations.  

Together with the Mentelity Foundation, ttopstart will launch actions to highlight the importance of centralising the patient perception in medical innovation. The Mentelity Foundation’s mission is to encourage as many children and (young) adults as possible with a physical disability to participate in sport. ttopstart supports this mission and will use its knowhow and network to the benefit of the Foundation.

Check out our short film below about our collaboration, in which Bibian tells her story about how she became a Paralympic snowboarding champion and what medical innovation has made possible for her, and Jasper (partner at ttopstart) explains our motives here at ttopstart.

Contact

ir. Jasper Levink
+31-(0)634342333

ttopstart is a member of HollandBIO

ttopstart is a member of HollandBIO, the representative association for the Dutch biotech sector.

ttopstart and HollandBIO have recently launched the successful online Funding Database - developed in collaboration. Both organisations regularly update the database with novel funding opportunities, thereby providing an overall service to their combined client and member portfolios.

The Funding Database has received international acclaim already one week after its launch. With many daily visitors ttopstart and HollandBIO provide excellent support, advice and service to those seeking funding.

The biotech industry serves the world with useful products on a day-to-day basis. In addition it serves the Dutch economy with high-level innovations and employment. 
HollandBIO is an active, privately funded, quickly growing society. The HollanBIO constituency is a reflection of the sector: start-ups, SMEs and larger companies, active in healthcare, food or the biobased economy. HollandBIO’s activities include the representation of interests, the organisation of networking events, a variety of member services and PR. HollandBIO contributes to the success of the sector by uniting and supporting over 120 companies. Because of the attachment and strength of the biotech cluster, The Netherlands can profit on many fronts from the value of biotech.

ttopstart and HollandBIO have continuous interaction as they serve a common goal to improve the Dutch biotech sector. 

Contact

ir. Jasper Levink
+31-(0)634342333