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Sofie Staelraeve

The rise of FemTech in Europe: stronger and here to stay

Their customer base is more than half of the world population. They develop health solutions for the ones being most affected by ageing and health issues. And they are aware of the fact that working females spend 29 per cent more per capita on healthcare compared to males in the same age group. I’m talking about

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the Belgian digital health ecosystem in 2017
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Sofie Staelraeve

The Belgian digital health ecosystem in 2017

Healthtech is a broad sector note: this article was first published in january 2018. This is an updated version of september 2019 (1).  Worldwide, HealthTech or digital health is one of the top sectors for startups and scaleups. In general, we speak of HealthTech referring to companies that use software or data to improve efficiency and

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10 international corporate venturing funds
corporate venturing
Sofie Staelraeve

CVC in healthcare: 10 leading corporate venturing funds

CVC in healthcare keeps on growing this year. Corporate companies innovate their healthcare products and business models and love to cooperate with startups to do so. And all kinds of companies have their own corporate venturing funds investing in healthcare. If you are interested in corporate venturing examples in our industry, I’ve selected some of

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Sofie Staelraeve

Corporate companies love to cooperate with healthcare startups

Corporate companies love to cooperate with startups, definitely in healthcare. It helps them to steer their business into new directions and mitigate slow development. And the nature of this cooperation can be very different: from technology partnerships to startup competitions, their own cv fund and all that lies in between. So, as corporate venturing in

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what is value based healthcare?
hospitals
Sofie Staelraeve

Value based healthcare is more than a buzzword

Have you ever heard of value based healthcare? For some in health, it’s nothing more than a buzzword, others are changing a complete health system to work value based. I think value based healthcare offers anyone in the health business ecosystem interesting possibilities to innovate: hospitals, health insurances, technology and pharma companies, governments, and universities

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Sofie Staelraeve

Euroquity: open investment platform with a keen interest in healthcare

Are you a healthcare company looking for investors and/or partners? Then it’s definitely worth registering at the Euroquity platform. This neutral and free platform was founded over 10 years ago now, in 2008, by French top health and life sciences venture capitalist BPI France.    The Euroquity platform is open to all entrepreneurs and investors,

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Sofie Staelraeve

AXA first to launch teleconsultation to over 50k Belgians

Insurance company AXA announced to start with teleconsultations in the Belgian market as from 1 July 2019. More than 50 000 Belgians, all customers of AXA’s health insurance, will get free access to the service. AXA and its service partner company AXA Partners already have over 5 years experience with teleconsultations in France. Just a

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Sofie Staelraeve

The invasion of the health coaches?

Preventive care needs certified health coaches Recently, I was at the official launch of the Flemish Association of Health Coaches (VVGC) in Bruges. Over 200 people gathered to listen to the purpose and ambitions of the professional association: they want to train, certify and support preventive health coaches. This way, VVGC wants to guarantee quality

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health entrepreneurship and innovation
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Sofie Staelraeve

Are you a pioneer in dementia care?

MemoryHome is a new platform for dementia care that brings communication and future back to the lives of people with dementia- and to their caregivers. Whereas dementia (in all its forms) all too often is linked to losing possibilities (memories, communication, ..), MemoryHome starts from what IS still possible. MemoryHome is an integrated and blended

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