Venture Class “Healthcare Innovation: Beyond Biotech”

September 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Broerstraat 5, 9712 CP Groningen

With pleasure we announce the next VentureClass  on Thursday evening September 22, 2016. For this first VentureClass after the summer break we have invited the speakers Johan Mooibroek from United Care Products, and Wim Splinter from Team Splinter.

United Care Products

When people think about healthcare innovation, they often think about developing new drugs, vaccinations, or other biotech solutions. However, innovation in healthcare goes beyond biotech. In this VentureClass, Johan Mooibroek and Wim Splinter will share the story of their Groningen-based company: United Care Products.

United Care, nominated for the Groninger Ondernemersprijs in 2015, focuses on the development of innovative transfer aid for home and care facilities. With their slogan ‘Natuurlijk in beweging’ (Moving Naturally), United Care never stops looking for suitable solutions, aimed at maintaining an independent life style and working environment for those with reduced mobility.

One of their transfer aids, the Sherpa 2, is a ceiling lift, that is self charging by means of gravity. This product and the innovative nature of the company brought them in 2016 on the MKB Innovation top 100 list, as one of only five Groningen companies included.

Alongside developing, producing, and selling of the transfer aids, United Care also has a SkillsLab, used for education, training and advice, as well as their own knowledge centre: UCare Learning.

Johan Mooibroek

As project manager of United Care, Johan is responsible for installation projects, ICT, marketing, and quality control. Johan is also an entrepreneur with his own company XtraMOOI: specialised in website design and development.

Wim Splinter

With his own company Team Splinter Wim organises and implements business processes and ICT. In this role Wim is implementing a CRM project at United Care Products together with Johan.

The VentureClass will conclude with a Q&A session where Johan and Willem are available to answer your questions.



07:00 p.m. Doors open
07:30 p.m. Welcome & introduction VentureLab International (by Aard Groen)
08:00 p.m. VentureClass
09:30 p.m. Networking drinks – Bar Bubbels (Entrance: Oude Boteringestraat 9, via Land van Kokanje)



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