Our first session focuses on Digital Health. The past year it became once again clear that innovation in health and wellbeing is essential. Together with our Session partner Ethias we invite 8 startups active in the industry to pitch their solutions live on stage and receive valuable business feedback from an expert panel of investors, corporates innovators and though leaders.
The pitching startups will have to tackle the following challenges curated by Ethias.
Reintegration after leave/incapacity
It is estimated that in 2019, long-term incapacity has tripled, while short-term incapacity has almost doubled since 2007. Ethias wishes to find a solution to the problem of reintegration after a period of short or long term disability. For the employer, it is a question of offering a tailor-made prevention and support service to employees in order to reduce the number of work-related in capacities and optimize reintegration after incapacity.
Today, many people are dissatisfied with their professional situation (frustration at not being able to contribute to the development of their company, to use their skills and knowledge or simply to see their efforts recognized, ...). Ethias wishes to find a solution that can respond to the problem of reorientation. For the employer, the aim is to offer employees a career support service in order to best meet the new professional expectations of their employees.
Digital Health Expert Panel
Sébastien is active for nearly 10 years in the health sector and passionate about innovation. He has developed solutions in terms of prevention and monitoring of chronic patients, as well as the Collevio scrl (support for caregivers) in intrapreneur mode as part of his innovation manager functions at Partenamut. Thanks to his experience he understands the challenges in health digitization.
Sara is responsible for the People Experience at PwC Belgium, including Diversity and Inclusion and Wellbeing (Be well, work well), driving firmwide projects, actions, measurement and communication. Before that role, she worked 11 years as a financial auditor within PwC serving global clients. She is convinced that we can 'Be well and work well' at the same time and that we can 'move and support people' to become a better version of themselves.
Antoine has corporate experience in the medical 3D printing and digital health sector as commercial and product manager. Prior to Capricorn, Antoine was venture manager at a pre-seed accelerator program responsible for the healthcare startups. At Capricorn, he works mainly for the Capricorn Digital Growth Fund.He is currently director of the board for LindaCare and DEO.
Pieter De Backer
Dr. Pieter De Backer is an engineer and doctor with a passion for new medical technologies. Pieter has elaborate expertise in Machine and Deep Learning techniques in MIS and patient-specific computer simulations. He helped develop world’s first electronic artificial iris contact lens at CMST-imec in 2013& is co-founder of 3DGuidedsurgery.com and PrintPlace.be.
Our second session focuses on Wellbeing. The past year it became once again clear that innovation in health and wellbeing is essential. Together with our Session partner SD Worx we invite 8 startups active in the industry to pitch their solutions live on stage and receive valuable business feedback from an expert panel of investors, corporates innovators and though leaders.
The pitching startups will have to tackle the following challenges curated by SD Worx.
As SD Worx intend to expand their core offering (particularly hard HR with payrolling etc.) within the world of HR. One of these is the wellbeing domain. Within the wellbeing domain they want to help companies to increase employee productivity and reduce absenteeism, increase employee retention and indirectly increase the attractiveness of the company for potential new employees. The above should result in improving the mental and physical wellbeing of employees in a way that is also quantifiable for the employer.
Wellbeing Expert Panel
Kim Van Loo
Kim Van Loo, Product Strategy Director at SD Worx has been a part of SD Worx since 2012, fulfilling different roles in business and IT. He has a passion for people, UX and new tech. He is currently leading the business platform team to develop new services and products for SD Worx.
Maxime has substantial experience in commercial tech contracting in a broad range of playing fields. As a lawyer, she supports technology and innovative companies from start to end in advising, drafting, and negotiating the appropriate legal framework for their businesses. To be able to do so, she works together closely with management, operational, sales and technical teams on a daily basis.
Inge Van Belle
Inge van Belle is the co-founder of Herculean Alliance, the Belgium and UAE based organisation that specializes in employee engagement. Inge has been active in 10 countries advising organisations to tackle the challenge of disengaged employees. During the Corona crisis, Inge’s company has started the Employee Engagement Awards initiative.
Filip Van Innis
Filip is a former Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group. For the last five years at Fortino Capital, his focus has been on investing in B2B Software-as-a-Service companies. Today, he is actively engaged with Salonkee (LU), Zaion (FR), Teamleader (BE) and LetsBuild (BE/DK). He also leads the investments in Oqton (BE), Sigma Conso (BE) which were both exited in 2021.