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Smilamind aims to develop an evidence-based digital mental care solution for children and adolescents with mental disorders.
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Problem

Despite the ever growing mental health crisis, 80% of children and adolescents do not get the help they need. 

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Solution

Smilamind aims to support children’s and adolescent’s mental health by harnessing the power of data and analytics. Through an integrative approach that involves all relevant stakeholders, we believe that we can create better and more effective mental health services for children and adolescents.

How it works

Wearable

Measures mental health relevant vital signs and provides the user with feedback on his passively detected symptoms. 

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Digital Health App

Monitors individual active and passive symptoms and demonstrates how correlate. Activates to adopt healthy behaviors, educates, informs and gives support in daily live helping out of the vicious cycle of negative thoughts.

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Clinician Dashboard

The dashboard for clinician visualises data from the wearable and the application, helping clinician tailor his therapy to its patients needs.

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Please meet the Smilamind family

Polina Veltmann
CEO

Polina has more than 10 years experience in strategic sales with a strong focus on the Pharma and Healthcare industry. She holds an MBA in general management and is a believer that cutting edge technology and digital mental health innovations have the potential to create value and make a big difference to the lives of those who need it most – children & adolescents.

Dr. Remo Minder
Medical advisor

Remo has over 20 years of experience in pediatric and adolescent medicine with a strong focus on general pediatrics. For several years he served as head of the Department of General Pediatrics at the University Children’s Hospital Zurich. The training of junior pediatricians was one of his main focus during this period. He holds an MBA in general management at HSG and has more than 10 years of experience in hospital management in Switzerland. Currently he serves as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Hirslandenklinik St. Anna and has the responsibility for all medical services. He has a deep interest in the continuous improvement of diagnostics and therapy and sees digitization as a great opportunity for better physical and mental health promotion in children and adolescents.

Dr. Jan Kirsten
Strategic advisor

Jan has more than 2 decades of experience as an entrepreneurial leader in the pharmaceutical, biotech and MedTech sector, including positions in top DAX-MDAX companies like Siemens Healthineers, Merck KGaA and Morphosys AG. Currently he is head of CEO Office & Executive Strategic Initiatives at Merck KGaA. He holds master degrees in biology and in business research. He subsequently completed his Ph.D. in business administration at the University of Munich (LMU).

Nicolas Keller, lic. iur. HSG, LL.M.
Board President

Nicolas is a Swiss attorney-at-law and partner with schochauer ag, St. Gallen, Switzerland. He has almost two decades of experience in advising domestic and foreign companies predominantly in Swiss contract, commercial and corporate law matters. Most of his advisory services relate to M&A and start-up related transactions and contracts on sale and purchase, work, distribution, and licensing, with a particular view to the negotiation of such transactions and agreements. He serves as a board member or secretary of several companies. Nicolas Keller holds law degrees from the University of St. Gallen (HSG; lic. iur.) and the Columbia University, New York City / USA (LL.M.) and a CAS from the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law of the University of St. Gallen on global negotiations.

Romain Meisterhans
CTO

Romain has more than 15 years of experience in software engineering and related fields. After studying Electronics, Robotics and Software Engineering in Switzerland, he moved to Australia and worked for companies such as Boeing and Leica Geosystems where he obtained several managerial promotions before to take a new challenge: to develop and manage the engineering teams of a start-up. After a rapid growth, he moved to Ukraine to act as General Manager for the local technical hub. After the sale of the company, he decided to devote himself to personal engineering projects. Returning in 2022 to Switzerland he worked first as an engineering manager before taking up the challenge with Smilamind.

Hans-Hermann Kirchhoff
IT & Data security advisor

Hans-Hermann has been in IT for over 25 years and has a strong focus on data protection and IT security. He has worked at Bertelsmann arvato and at Vodafone with international high-performance teams, which he built and continuously developed further himself. In both positions, he was responsible for IT operations following the DevOps approach, which increasingly included IT security, a major cornerstone of data protection. Hans-Hermann currently has end-to-end responsibility for all online and analytics systems at ADAC as Director of Development and Deputy CIO.

Dr. Alicia Salamanca-Sanabria
Domain & research advisor

Alicia is a clinical psychologist, researcher and expert in digital mental health interventions with industry and academic experience. With a strong interest in culturally adapted interventions, she has ten years of experience working with anxiety and depression with a variety of populations. Alicia has about 8 years of experience in designing, implementing, and conducting digital health interventions at SilverCloud Health in Dublin, Ireland, and at Singapore-ETH Centre/ETH-Zurich in Singapore. In her current position, she is a postdoctoral fellow at the A*STAR Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS).

Polina Veltmann
CEO

Polina has more than 10 years experience in strategic sales with a strong focus on the Pharma and Healthcare industry. She holds an MBA in general management and is a believer that cutting edge technology and digital mental health innovations have the potential to create value and make a big difference to the lives of those who need it most – children & adolescents.

Romain Meisterhans
CTO

Romain has more than 15 years of experience in software engineering and related fields. After studying Electronics, Robotics and Software Engineering in Switzerland, he moved to Australia and worked for companies such as Boeing and Leica Geosystems where he obtained several managerial promotions before to take a new challenge: to develop and manage the engineering teams of a start-up. After a rapid growth, he moved to Ukraine to act as General Manager for the local technical hub. After the sale of the company, he decided to devote himself to personal engineering projects. Returning in 2022 to Switzerland he worked first as an engineering manager before taking up the challenge with Smilamind.

Dr. Remo Minder
Medical advisor

Remo has over 20 years of experience in pediatric and adolescent medicine with a strong focus on general pediatrics. For several years he served as head of the Department of General Pediatrics at the University Children’s Hospital Zurich. The training of junior pediatricians was one of his main focus during this period. He holds an MBA in general management at HSG and has more than 10 years of experience in hospital management in Switzerland. Currently he serves as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Hirslandenklinik St. Anna and has the responsibility for all medical services. He has a deep interest in the continuous improvement of diagnostics and therapy and sees digitization as a great opportunity for better physical and mental health promotion in children and adolescents.

Hans-Hermann Kirchhoff
IT & Data security advisor

Hans-Hermann has been in IT for over 25 years and has a strong focus on data protection and IT security. He has worked at Bertelsmann arvato and at Vodafone with international high-performance teams, which he built and continuously developed further himself. In both positions, he was responsible for IT operations following the DevOps approach, which increasingly included IT security, a major cornerstone of data protection. Hans-Hermann currently has end-to-end responsibility for all online and analytics systems at ADAC as Director of Development and Deputy CIO.

Dr. Jan Kirsten
Strategic advisor

Jan has more than 2 decades of experience as an entrepreneurial leader in the pharmaceutical, biotech and MedTech sector, including positions in top DAX-MDAX companies like Siemens Healthineers, Merck KGaA and Morphosys AG. Currently he is head of CEO Office & Executive Strategic Initiatives at Merck KGaA. He holds master degrees in biology and in business research. He subsequently completed his Ph.D. in business administration at the University of Munich (LMU).

Dr. Alicia Salamanca-Sanabria
Domain & research advisor

Alicia is a clinical psychologist, researcher and expert in digital mental health interventions with industry and academic experience. With a strong interest in culturally adapted interventions, she has ten years of experience working with anxiety and depression with a variety of populations. Alicia has about 8 years of experience in designing, implementing, and conducting digital health interventions at SilverCloud Health in Dublin, Ireland, and at Singapore-ETH Centre/ETH-Zurich in Singapore. In her current position, she is a postdoctoral fellow at the A*STAR Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS).

Nicolas Keller, lic. iur. HSG, LL.M.
Board President

Nicolas is a Swiss attorney-at-law and partner with schochauer ag, St. Gallen, Switzerland. He has almost two decades of experience in advising domestic and foreign companies predominantly in Swiss contract, commercial and corporate law matters. Most of his advisory services relate to M&A and start-up related transactions and contracts on sale and purchase, work, distribution, and licensing, with a particular view to the negotiation of such transactions and agreements. He serves as a board member or secretary of several companies. Nicolas Keller holds law degrees from the University of St. Gallen (HSG; lic. iur.) and the Columbia University, New York City / USA (LL.M.) and a CAS from the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law of the University of St. Gallen on global negotiations.

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