Meet the team

The people make the program. These are the people behind LifeSciences@Work. All of them put in their enthusiasm to make the best possible program for the participating startups.


The LS@W team

Chrétien Herben - Program Director
Chrétien has been involved with LS@W since the early beginnings in 2008. He knows all the ins and outs on the Venture Challenge and he has a large network of Venture Challenge Alumni.

Simone Hermans - Program Coordinator
Simone joined Health-Holland in 2022. She is responsible for keeping up with start-ups and the coordination of LS@W events. She is also responsible for the website and social media. 

Laura Gähler - Advisor Valorisation
Laura joined Health-Holland in 2020. She makes sure that LS@W activities align with the many other Health-Holland activities, such as, GROZ, Human Capital, internationalization, Public-Private Partnerships, and more.

Jannica Swieringa - Communications
Jannica has a supportive roll within LS@W as she is in the Health-Holland communications team

Math Kohnen - Venture Challenge
You will meet Math at the Venture Challenge, he gives lectures and coaches the participating startups

Miranda de Regt - Expert Classes & community manager
Miranda is responsible for organizing and the execution of the expert classes. In collaboration with Health-Holland, she also organizes the Dutch Life Sciences Conference