CEO Opportunity: Join Noctulabs, the Leading Neurotech Startup!

Are you ready to seize the CEO position in a groundbreaking neurotech startup based in Amsterdam? Read on to discover an incredible opportunity to revolutionize the sleep industry!

Sleep disorders have been declared a public health epidemic by the WHO and the US Centers for Disease Control, impacting industrialized societies worldwide. At the same time, the market for wearables and health-related apps and hardware is experiencing explosive growth. This presents the perfect moment to introduce an innovative neurotech solution for sleep problems.

Backed by extensive studies conducted by the Sleep Lab at the prestigious University of Amsterdam (UvA), led by renowned sleep researcher Lucia Talamini, we are poised to bring a wearable device to market that can track and improve sleep in consumer, clinical, and academic settings. Are you ready to join us on this exciting journey?

The UvA Ventures will co-invest in our startup, partnering with dedicated individuals to develop a robust business plan and execute the next steps. The initial focus will be on introducing a headband featuring the neurotech solution for sleep improvement to clinical and/or consumer markets. Subsequently, we plan to expand into other innovations, contract research, and services.

Who are we looking for? We are seeking an enthusiastic CEO to lead our technology-driven company, which encompasses both software and hardware elements. In the initial stages, you will work closely with our founding CSO to develop products, services, and secure additional funding. As the startup CEO, you will be responsible for defining and executing the overall business strategy, with active support from UvA Ventures, IXA (the knowledge transfer office of UvA), and Lucia Talamini and her colleagues at the sleep lab.

We encourage candidates with experience in fast-paced startup environments, particularly those with a background in neurotech, university spin-offs, or related fields that can accelerate our progress.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Defining a comprehensive strategy based on current research, prototypes, and input from the sleep lab.
  • Securing investment deals and raising additional capital from committed investors.
  • Developing consumer and/or clinical products aligned with our goals.
  • Implementing an effective go-to-market strategy.

Key competencies and skills required:

  • Strong entrepreneurial drive.
  • Exceptional networking and influencing abilities across all levels of seniority.
  • Outstanding communication skills, especially in presentations and negotiations.
  • Hands-on expertise necessary for the initial startup phase.

Required experience:

  • Proven track record in product development and go-to-market strategies.
  • Sufficient understanding of neurotech science.
  • Experience in securing funding.
  • Prior involvement in startups or spin-offs.

The offer: This is an extraordinary opportunity for an ambitious entrepreneur or executive to assume the role of CEO in a highly promising venture, with the potential to make a profound impact in the neurotech industry. Substantial equity and a ‘startup’ salary package are available. Dutch residency is preferred.

Please note that we cannot consider recruitment agencies or individuals without the right to work in the EU

Please send us your application letter and resume before July 17th via:

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