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Sofie Staelraeve

The rise of FemTech in Europe: 10 womens health companies to watch

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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what are nudges and why are they useful in health?
Sofie Staelraeve

What are nudges and why are they useful in health?

Nudges, little pushes in the back, are very useful in health care. They make health prevention fun and educational. And they offer great opportunities for entrepreneurs in all subsectors of health. So there are good reasons to dedicate this post to nudges. What are nudges and where does that funny word come from? Nudges are

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Sofie Staelraeve

workshop: basics to start, innovate and grow in health

How to innovate in health: workshop based on the blog series This spring, I wrote a free blog series called ’31 days to innovate in health’. Readers of the series got a dedicated daily e-mail with a tip, explanation, examples and a to-do to build their health entrepreneurship. I also shared my own experiences and

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Sofie Staelraeve

Your recipe to start in health

5 basics every health entrepreneur has to decide upon When you want to start as health entrepreneur and you are on a mission to change healthcare, these are 5 steps you will definitely go through. They are the basics of innovation and in fact of new entrepreneurship in general. But in health, the 5 fundamentals

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Sofie Staelraeve

cheat sheet for a bold health prevention policy

If you are a local policy-maker, then a healthy city is definitely at the top of your priority list. But how do you set up a bold and innovative health policy? Here are some principles and examples you can follow∗. If you want to know more about such an approach, also get inspired by this

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Sofie Staelraeve

The quest for a health prevention business model

There is a growing awareness of the enormous benefits in health if action is taken more quickly. I know a lot of people and organisations in health who would like to focus more on prevention. But everyone is looking for a workable business model: how do you shape your prevention offer and who is willing and able

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Sofie Staelraeve

80% of all Europeans want to share health data

Digital health solutions are here to stay. An important support (but not the only one) for digital health entrepreneurs scaling up is the reimbursement of mobile health solutions, which is just starting in some European countries like Belgium. About time! Because a recent European Commission survey shows 80% of Europeans want to share their own

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Sofie Staelraeve

Health prevention (at the workplace) is hot!

Health prevention is hot! Yes, it looks like finally more and more members of the health ecosystem are aware of the importance of health prevention for quality of life. In Belgium, health prevention at the workplace is becoming pervasive. Startups like Ucount and Emmahealth,  but also corporates like Energy Lab or Workplace Options are on this

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Sofie Staelraeve

health apps will be refunded in Belgium

mhealth belgium.be Belgian government recently launched the website mhealthbelgium.be, where you can read all about health apps and digital health solutions in Belgium: what are medical apps? What about the app you already use in terms of benefits, possibilities and reimbursement? And new on the mobile health front: companies can officially register their medical health

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