Tjasa Zajc

Tjasa Zajc

Journalist at Medicina Danes

Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin Mentor

If she were to describe herself with one word it would be curiosity. She is curious about people with firm beliefs and determination to change the world. Her mission is discovering how they work, how they think, how they grow and to transfer their wisdom to help others. Journalism is the perfect means for carrying it out.

Tjasa has a Bachelors degree in journalism and a Master’s degree in health management and economics. In the last few years she focused her interest on exploring chronic diseases, healthcare systems, the digital health market and how stakeholders in these fields could be better connected to increase the speed of healthcare improvement.

She currently works for a Slovenian trade publication for healthcare professionals Medicina danes and is an Audience Developer (looking for strategies to increase reader/ subscriber retention) for its publisher – Časnik Finance, owned by the international publishing house Bonnier AB. In the past she worked for the Slovenian Press Agency and as a photographer and journalist for the weekly magazine Mladina. She has contributed to MedTech Engine – an innovative new internet portal specialized for medtech stakeholders. She is a member of the jury of this years’ Medica App Competition – the world’s largest medical app competition evaluating medical mobile solutions.

In the past, her curiosity lead her to work as a journalistic volunteer in Uganda and as an EVS volunteer in community educational programs in Turkey. For the past five years she has been co-editing of the children’s magazine Utrinki – an annually published magazine written by seriously ill children visiting the hospital school of University Children’s Hospital Ljubljana.