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The digital wellbeing economy

About this event

The current COVID-19 pandemic has driven significant changes within the health industry, and tech is at the forefront of this. We've seen many products and services developed to address existing healthcare needs, but also new trends emerging such as mental health issues.

According to CB Insights, funding to mental health startups hit a record $576M in the first quarter of 2020, up more than 400% compared to Q4’19. How did we go from a taboo subject to a trending topic in the VC world? How can startups differentiate in such a competitive market? What about data privacy?

To tackle those subjects we're delighted to have this multicultural panel with:

  • Kenneth Schlenker, Founder & CEO at Opal 🇺🇸

Opal is a digital wellbeing assistant to save time, focus better, and develop healthier relationships with screens. Prior to Opal, some of Kenneth experiences include Founder & CEO of the online marketplace ArtList (acquired by artnet), Product Marketing Manager for Google in New York and Paris, and General Manager of Bird.

  • Miri Polachek, CEO at Joy Ventures 🇮🇱

Joy Ventures builds, funds and supports companies developing consumer products for wellbeing. Prior to Joy Ventures, Miri co-founded and led Israel Brain Technologies (IBT), a non-profit envisioned by late Israeli President Shimon Peres that accelerated brain-related innovation and established Israel as a global brain technology hub.

  • Julia Néel Biz, Cofounder at Teale 🇫🇷

Teale is a platform for employees to holistically improve their mental wellbeing by putting technology at the service of psychology. In January 2021, after a year of research, Julia, Gilles, Geoffroy, and Nicolas joined STATION F to launch Teale. Prior to that Julia used to be VP Strategy at Chauffeur Privé (Kapten).

Hosted by

  • Team member
    Station F Staff

  • Guest speaker
    Miri Polachek CEO @ Joy Ventures

  • Guest speaker
    Julia Néel Biz Cofounder @ Teale

  • Guest speaker
    Kenneth Schlenker CEO & cofounder @ Opal

  • Guest speaker
    Gwen Salley


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