Erik van der Zijden

Erik van der Zijden

CEO, Founder and Partner at Synappz Medical Apps

Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin Mentor

BSc in Medical Biology, Bachelor in International Management and MBA. For 16 years active in several international roles in Pharma, varying from business analysis, export sales, marketing and innovation. Started his own startup DigiRedo in 2008 focussing on Web 2.0/Enterprise 2.0 implementation (and yes, learned a lot along the way). The change to mobile health in 2011 with the creation of Synappz Medical Apps was a logical step, given the passion in healthcare, digital and the challenging yet inspiring life of a startup.

Erik is a Doer, likes to build something up from zero to one. Doesn’t let go until it’s done. Chooses to work in a creative and inspiring environment where the tasks are complex and the people are inspirational. Has an almost unhealthy interest in all things digital.

Specialties: Startup, Medical app development, eHealth, Health 2.0, International Marketing and Sales, Innovation, Social Media, Enterprise 2.0, Entrepreneurship, Cultural Collaborations, Computer Technologies, Presenting, Digital Video, Martial Arts. Erik is a regular speaker at various international congresses.