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Join a healthcare startup! We are looking for a healthcare enthusiast to be a cofounder

Job in Utrecht, the Netherlands

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Nov 15, 2019 10:59 PM

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Imagine you have received the unfortunate news that you have 8 more months to live, what would you do?

Would you want to extend your life expectancy, would you want focus on quality of life or do you want to wait and see? Whichever you choose, the most important thing is that your choice suits your needs.

We are looking for a cofounder to build a startup that provides information about the patient lifestyle, allowing doctors to give custom-made advice to patients in their end of life phase. Think about it, how well do doctors really know the patient if they are only provided with 5 to 10 minutes of consultation time? With the growth of patient populations, the time of the doctor becomes increasingly valuable. It is therefore crucial to use this time as efficiently as possible. We would aim to create a platform using state of the art Artificial Intelligence and machine learning.

The cofounder we are looking for will be working with Esther and is someone to put this idea into practice, take it to the next level in the shape of a SAAS product. About her:

  • Entrepreneurial with a passion for healthcare;
  • Pro-active with a result-oriented mentality;
  • Actively focused on achieving results and objectives;
  • Driven and who does not need a lot of recovery time when facing setbacks;
  • Enthusiastic, energetic and always up for a joke.

A bit about Holland Startup… 

Holland Startup, an Utrecht-based venture builder, was founded in 2014 with the goal to help young entrepreneurs succeed and overcome the pitfalls of venture building. Since then, we have become the specialist in the design, incubation, acceleration and active operational support of digital companies and their founders. Our core philosophy is “Enabling young entrepreneurs to shape our society”. For the next 5 years, we aim to help 50 entrepreneurs build 25 companies, focusing on themes such as a healthier society, an educated world, financial empowerment and logistics. We love business models that are disruptive to stodgy old industries, or that are validated outside of Europe but not yet available in Europe. Since its inception in 2014, Holland Startup has invested in 8 startups and invested over EUR 1 million. We are a diverse, international team of 26, dedicated to find repeatable and scalable business models that can change the world for the better!  

The opportunity  

As a co-founder, it will be your primary task to validate and build a startup. Holland Startup builds teams of two co-founders that validate and build startups using a standardized process, allowing us to move from ideation to scaling in 300 days. We offer:  

  • A challenging, full-time (>40 hours) position as co-founder of a startup;
  • Full ownership from scratch: shaping and pivoting a high-level idea into an actual proof of concept and ultimately an MVP (minimal viable product);
  • A research grant while building a startup;
  • An extensive network, access to relevant expertise and in-depth guidance;
  • Incorporating a company and getting backed by venture capital (and their support team) at Holland Startup;
  • A warm and vibrant startup community at our headquarters in Utrecht’s city center, where your startup will be based. We place trust and confidence in our co-founders.


Must haves

  • A BSc or MSc in a medical or business field, or a technical field such as AI or computer sciences;
  • A passion for healthcare and entrepreneurship;
  • Have people skills; such as business interviews impacting the business model and networking;
  • Lives in the Netherlands, preferably close to Utrecht, or in the position to move on short notice;
  • Interests in software as a service/solution (SAAS).
  • You will be an entrepreneur; so you should be okay with earning 1000 €/month the first 6-8 months.

Nice to haves

  • A technical background such as AI or computer sciences;
  • Learns quick, has a proactive attitude, and is assertive and structured;
  • Experience with the lean startup methodology;
  • Has experience in performing market research;
  • Industry expert in the field of healthcare.


Interested? Apply directly via or reach out to Esther via or +31 621105656 with a short motivation.

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About Holland Startup
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At Holland Startup we help young entrepreneurs with living up to their ambitions. We coach, manage and finance young entrepreneurs to build succesful startups. We enable young entrepreneurs to shape our society! Are you in?.

Venture capital & private equity
Active in 1 countries
35 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 28 years

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