NOTE: Once again we are completely "sold out" - please please please (yes 3x) update your RSVP accordingly so you can leave room for the people that want to attend! We are looking forward to an exciting program followed by networking and drinks
Technology advances and the labor mobility has certainly made the world flat again. For every startup there is always a dichotomy on the strategy to stay focused in a particular geographical area or to start broad. Specifically in healthcare: local cultures, regulations, money flows and data standards as well as many other constraints make it even harder to go global from day 1. At this event, we will have the pleasure of exploring options for health and medical startups to expand beyond their initial markets.
We also want to thank Microsoft for their sponsorship of this event! Please take a look at their global accelerators program here
18:30 - Networking
19.00 - Patrick Kersten, CEO Doctena
19:20 – Heleen Borleffs, Founder Tangible Result
19:40 - Mark Bloemendaal, Founder Implementation IQ
20:00 - Noel Harvey, VP Research & Development, BD Technologies
20:20 - Hanan Lavy, Director of Microsoft Ventures Accelerator
20:40 - Drinks & Networking
Now a little more about the speakers and the agenda.
Patrick Kersten, CEO Doctena
Patrick is a serial entrepreneur who has scaled many businesses in the past. Doctena is the next venture in his path to success. Doctena is an online appointment booking for practitioners. Originally started in Luxembourg and already launching in other locations. Patrick will share his experiences in taking a startup outside of the local market. Since he is coming form Luxembourg and will be in Amsterdam early - if anyone wants to meet him before the meetup please reach out to him directly at patrick.kersten at doctena.com
Heleen Borleffs, Founder Tangible Result
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Heleen has been a long time supporter and contributor to our Health 2.0 Amsterdam Chapter and we are happy to finally have her on stage sharing her experiences in her global roles driving change in the healthcare systems. She will give a unique perspective of large corporate healthcare giants and what it takes to succeed in the B2B sales to global entities.
Mark Bloemendaal, Founder Implementation IQ
We all know that strategies mean nothing without implementation and execution. Mark has developed an "Implementation Analyzer" tool that can provide stakeholders a path to executing innovative projects in healthcare. While initially focused on Netherlands, his tool is now capable beyond the borders so to speak!
Noel Harvey, VP Research & Development, BD Technologies
Noel Harvey is Vice President, Research and Development at BD Technologies in Research Triangle Park, NC. As a component of BD’s Office of Science, Medicine, and
Technology, BD Technologies is tasked with identifying and developing innovative new technology that can be applied to new products that meet significant unmet medical needs
across the globe. BD is a strategic partenr of Microsoft Accelerator program and are excited to meet local startups driving innovative technologies in healthcare!
Hanan Lavy, Director of Microsoft Ventures Accelerator
Hanan is an Entrepreneur, multidisciplinary and seasoned leader with more than 20 years of experience in R&D, Product and Business Development. His passion is in taking software products from the idea to production. Hanan will speak briefly about the Microsoft Accelerator program at the event
Have a great weekend and see you all next week