Tony Montoye is program manager at biotope by VIB. This new incubator program for young biotech startups provides labs, expertise and financial support to mature both the science and business opportunity of these startups into investment ready businesses.
Before creating biotope, he worked for several years at VIB as business development manager. His journey from scientist to entrepreneur started in 2007 when joining Trinean, a life science instrumentation startup from Ghent University and IMEC. Here, he teamed up with the founders to de-risk the technology, seek investors and help grow the business over a period of 10 years first as application manager, ending prior to acquisition as global marketing manager. Dr. Tony Montoye graduated as MSc. in Biochemistry and as PhD in Biomedical Sciences, both from Ghent University.