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CASPER SMEETS JOINS ROCKSTART AS DIGITAL HEALTH PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Startups Applying Now to Join Europe’s Best Connected Digital Health Accelerator @ digitalhealth.rockstart.com

AMSTERDAM – Rockstart is pleased to announce Casper Smeets will join the Digital Health Accelerator as Program Director starting 18 August 2016.  Casper brings over 15 years of health, start-up and business experience to the role. Most recently, Casper was the European Clinical and Technical Manager at Kuraray Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of dental products for oral health professionals. A former dental school student, Casper found he was much more interested in business than treating patients. His entrepreneurial experience accelerated when he became partner at Label A, a web design agency and co-developed Bynder, a SAAS product for marketeers.

“Casper brings a wealth of knowledge to Rockstart’s Digital Health program. He has a passion for startups and is well-connected in Nijmegen’s Health Valley and beyond. His health, business and science background will serve the next cohort of startups well – providing the insights they’ll need to focus and scale their businesses. With his enthusiasm and extensive network, Casper will add great value to the digital health ecosystem Rockstart already has in place.” says Rockstart CEO and co-founder Rune Theill.    

Smeets adds “We’re looking for the world’s most promising digital health startups to positively impact the healthcare system.  It’s an exciting time for entrepreneurs in the digital health space: You have an opportunity to affect the lives of billions of people. But it’s not easy. You need perseverance, endurance, the ability to navigate regulations and access to the best possible partners. That’s how Rockstart can help startups step forward and build globally scalable businesses.”


Rockstart’s 2nd Digital Health Accelerator program is currently taking applications through 21 August 2016. To learn more, please visit digitalhealth.rockstart.com. To speak with Casper directly, email, connect on Linkedin or follow him on Twitter.

Photo credit:  Mirella Boot Fotografie


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