Month: July 2018

Episode 24: Derk Arts – CEO & Founder of Castor EDC, Entrepreneur, Personal Development & Staying Healthy

Derk Arts – CEO & Founder of Castor EDC, Entrepreneur, Personal Development & Staying Healthy

“Accelerating medical research by unlocking the potential of every byte of research data. That’s the goal.”

 
Derk is the CEO & Founder of Castor EDC. When he graduated in 2011, Derk Arts (MD, PhD and epidemiologist) discovered that there was no decent application for simple and affordable data management. He decided to found Castor, and developed the first version of Castor EDC himself. Now, Castor has expanded into a team of 30+ people, specialized developers have taken over the programming work, and we are an established name within medical research. Recently, Castor has received a capital injection from Healthcare and Technology investor INKEF of $6.25M in order to further accelerate growth.

The goal of Castor: To accelerate medical research by unlocking the potential of every byte of research data. 85% of medical research data is never reused. This is due to poor data quality, lack of standardization, and by the data being inaccessible to others.

Castor has developed Castor Electronic Data Capture (EDC) to enable researchers to capture high-quality, standardized data at the source and make it available for re-use. Castor is the most user-friendly and affordable EDC in the world and is being used by more than 15000+ users across 2500+ studies.

In this podcast, we talk about several interesting topics, not only about Castor but also about him as a person:

Personal development

  • Mindset
  • Books that influenced him
  • People that inspire him
  • Why Derk wants to live healthy and workout 5 times a week
  • How Derk optimizes his life
  • Routines and habits

Castor

  • How did it start
  • Different growth phases of the company
  • Lessons learned from the investment round
  • Biggest challenges faced
  • The future of Castor

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Episode 23: Patrick Leenen – Mental Healthcare entrepreneur: Why Our Current (Mental) Healthcare System Is Broken And What We Should Change (Dutch)

Patrick Leenen – Mental Healthcare entrepreneur: Why Our Current Healthcare System Is Broken And What We Should Change (Dutch)

“Our Mental Healthcare System Is Broken.”

Watch Patrick’s TED Talk in Venlo here

 

Note: This episode is in Dutch!

Patrick Leenen is a mental healthcare entrepreneur who is trying to improve the mental healthcare sector. Via his previous company Blok Social Society, he tried to solve complex mental healthcare issues by applying different techniques and methods contrary to what is being done now.

Patrick believes the system is corrupt and isn’t sustainable the way it’s setup now, because it’s not about the people but about creating money and profit. But no one is there to blame, because everybody performs his job as he or she should do. But the way the system is setup, it’s impossible to really cure people because the system makes sure the patients will not be ‘cured’ but stay patients.

By applying different technologies e.g. Blockchain and AI, a lot of things can be solved already, like the waiting lists and the first phase of diagnosing.

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Episode 22: Gernot Schwendtner – Co-Founder of WeGrow, Growth development partner, Helping Scale-ups

Gernot Schwendtner – Co-Founder of WeGrow, Growth development partner, Helping Scale-ups

“I like to work with people, connect with them and being able to challenge or lead. Both strategic and hands-on, I drive (people) engagement and (online) revenue.”

Gernot moved to Amsterdam 4 years ago and is co-founder of WeGrow. WeGrow helps startups and scale-ups to grow internationally. He has a background in Media and e-commerce. Also, he was responsible for growing Travelbird in Austria.

We talk about several interesting topics, such as:

  • Energy
  • Why a coach is essential to succeed
  • Limiting beliefs and Failure
  • How WeGrow helps startups and scale-ups grow internationally
  • Entrepreneurship
  • How to build a network in any country as a ‘foreigner’
  • Books: Man’s Search for Meaning (Frankl), Big Five for Live (Strelecky), The Culture Map (Meyer)

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Episode 21: Peter Peerdeman – CTO & Partner at Lifely, Personal Development, Coaching and Creativity

Peter Peerdeman – CTO & Partner at Lifely, Personal Development and Coaching

“The 7 Habits by Covey is one of the best books. Every time I read it, I learn something new.”

Peter is the the CTO and Partner at Lifely, a software development company. Peter is a creativist. He’s passionate about cutting edge technology, channeling his creativity through technology leadership, high-five team synergy, team enablement, music and photography. 

In this podcast he talks about his own journey, how he came in touch with personal development. We also talk about coaching, how he empowers his employees and his passion for creating music and photography. This variety in being creative fuels his brain and stimulates even more creativity and definitely helps him overall.

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Episode 20: Jess Ratcliffe – Started her first business at 19, and how a life threatening disease served as a wake up call and now inspires others to unleash their extraordinary self

Jess Ratcliffe – Founder of Unleash Your Extraordinary, Personal Development and the Product Mindset

That fear inspired me to make the commitment to create the life I want now and to as many people as I can reach to do the same.

Jess is the founder of Unleash Your Extraordinary, which is an immersive group coaching program, designed to help you achieve your potential by applying a product mindset to your personal growth. Bringing together like-minded individuals who are ready to discover what they’re truly capable of and support each other every step of the way.

In this podcast she explains her life story, how she started her first company in her teens, her move to working for a startup in San Francisco,how she uses her product mindset to her advantage and how her life threatening disease served as a wake up call to do stuff she really wanted to do.

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Episode 19: Niels Den Daas – Co-Founder of Ninjafy and Think Tank United, Personal development and Just doing

Niels den Daas – Co-Founder of Ninjafy and Think Tank United

Niels den Daas is the co-founder of Ninjafy, where he empowers people to become the ultimate version of themselves. Furthermore, he is the co-founder of Think Tank United where likeminded people with a growth mindset come together and exchange ideas and help each other.

In this podcast we talk about different topics:

  • How he led and managed 40+ teams remotely
  • Personal development
  • Networking
  • The Think Tank

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Episode 18: Simone Noordegraaf – CEO of iPEC Coaching Europe, Entrepreneur and Coach

Simone NoordegraafCEO of iPEC Europe, Passionate about exceptional coach training

“I’m succesful in Finance because I’m not a typical Finance person.”

Simone has 30+ years experience with Finance Director and C-level functions at a.o. Philips, Akzo Nobel, and Shell, lived for 15 years in the USA, and also coached top level executives at her companies to increase performance and self-development, now decided to go full on coaching.

She was also featured on the Dutch television program “De Reunie”, in which she shared an incredible personal story which really touched me. This story also influenced her decision to do more with coaching.

In this podcast we discuss several things and she explains how she shifted from Finance to Coaching.  Simone is a big-picture thinker and is strong on innovative ideas and expert leadership. She will be responsible for the European rollout of iPEC Europe and is currently the CEO of the European division of iPEC.


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