Testimonials

In the last three decades 418 talented young professionals and over 200 international companies have benefited from their association with the Prince Albert Fund.  Find out how the Fund has contributed to their personal career development and international business expansion, as they share with us their experiences below.

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Elke De Witte - Participant 2017-2018

"Coming from the academic world, the project has opened new doors for me. In the future, I want to bring my academic and industry knowledge together to"

Role

Elke De Witte was put in charge of LynxCare’s business development in the USA. This technological platform provides accurate tools to aggregate data across various hospital data sources.

Responsibilities

Elke felt responsible and accountable for the company’s objectives very early on. She conducted market research, defined a sales strategy, built the marketing strategy, set up a legal structure and also generated sales. She also pushed to apply for the Alchemist accelerator, a venture-backed business incubator focused on accelerating startups. “We achieved our results as we closed our first sales in the first 6 months”, she says proudly.

How she benefited

The Prince Albert Fund has definitely opened new doors for Elke in industry.

“I am still learning a lot, but this startup experience has given me the chance to learn all about it in just one year. Combined academic and industry knowledge/experience is also highly valued in healthcare and technology companies, which is definitely a plus in my case”.

The company – LynxCare

 

LynxCare is a Belgian start/scale-up company that built an AI-powered Big Data platform to help hospitals and clinics aggregate data around their outcomes. It was founded by a team of healthcare providers (MD, PharmD, RN, …) and data scientists, building proprietary technology tailored to clinician’s needs.

 

 

Elke built a new market and set up a new company from scratch. From scanning the initial market, contacting key stakeholders, applying and getting accepted in one of the top accelerators (Alchemist Accelerator) in the USA, enabling a great group dynamic and team spirit, hiring an intern and managing the U.S. office.  

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