Health-Trends is an independent think tank for digital health and healthcare innovation. Behind Health-Trends are several creative minds with many years of experience and a broad network in the Swiss startup and innovation scene as well as in the healthcare sector.

About Our Initiative

Health-Trends was launched in 2016 with the ambition to follow global digital health trends and to reflect them against the background of the market-specific characteristics of the Swiss healthcare system.

Our motivation is to provide more transparency regarding various trends and developments in the Swiss healthcare market and, in particular, to generate positive impulses for the development of startups and entrepreneurship in the healthcare sector.

We pursue our activities as a hobby alongside our professional commitment and make most of the information available free of charge. Health-Trends is not founded.

Meet the Team

Stefan Koller is an entrepreneur, consultant, and innovator. He has been involved in the Swiss startup scene for many years – primarily in the areas of InsurTech, FinTech and digital marketing. Stefan studied health sciences and economics and has several years of experience in management consulting. Stefan currently works at GVB, leading the digital business unit and the corporate startup Mica Insurance. His focus is on business building, the development of new products, services, and sustainable digital business models for financial institutions.

Matthias Mettler is a business economist and consultant. He is an expert on the Swiss digital health and innovation scene. The passionate networker has been active in management consulting for several years and currently works for Synpulse Management Consulting. The focus of his consulting work is on digital business building and new customer-oriented business models in healthcare. Before consulting, Matthias worked in various business development positions and was active in the startup scene for some time.

Denise Bernhart is an ETH graduated health scientist. She was a part of a Swiss health start-up during her studies and since then has continued to follow the scene in the same vein. After her studies, Denise worked for various positions in healthcare consulting. Currently, she is holding a customer success position at Xatena enabling healthcare providers to digitize their sourcing processes for medical goods and equipment.

Valentin Splett has graduated in economics from the University of Zurich. After 5 years as managing director of a Swiss company in the US pharma/biotech industry, he joined an ETHZ medical device spinoff as chief commercial officer, managing it from market entry up to its exit to an established German medtech company. Upon leading the post-merger integration process, Valentin started his own consulting firm PeakSpirit. He advises executives and investors in healthcare ventures in go-to-market strategy,high-growth phases and commercial turnarounds. Valentin holds several board positions with healthcare startups and SMEs and serves as a panel member and startup coach in incubators and accelerator programs. 

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