What kind of leader are you? – a close look into the mindset of true HealthTech talents

What kind of leader are you? - a close look into the mindset of true HealthTech talents

The 12 startups participating in the Nordic HealthTech Talents program* were gathered in Copenhagen to learn about personal leadership, in September 2018.

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Leading a startup is not an easy task, as the leaders have to manage rapid changes, complicated situations and a high degree of uncertainty. Personal leadership skills can be a fundamental factor that determines success or failure. To help the co-founders better prioritize and communicate in both business and life, the program aims to focus on their individual leadership skills and help shape them to become a leader of tomorrow.

Morten Ugelvig Andersen, CEO at Venture Cup Denmark, Anders Heebøll-Nielsen, Patent Expert at AWA, Stephan Christgau, Senior Partner at Novo Seeds and Jes Broeng, founding member at DTU entrepreneurship and serial entrepreneur, kicked off the first day of the intense and exciting program.

Mette Mikkelsen, CEO of VasDeBlock said, “I found the first-day workshop very enlightening! ……The team & roles topic by Jes Broeng was what made the biggest impression on me. In our team, we are 5 very different people and we will definitely benefit from being more open about our goals and values, strong and not so strong sides.

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Jannick B. Pedersen, CEO at FranklinCovey Denmark introduced ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’, a proven personal-leadership system to integrate motivation, priorities and time management structurally into your daily life as a leader. FranklinCovey is a global company specializing in performance improvement based on timeless principles of effectiveness.

Are you part of a HealthTech startup? Apply to our Nordic HealthTech Talents by June 1 to be part of the game. You will travel to 5 Nordic countries to meet key players, attend intense workshops on leadership and business development and get the steepest learning curve ever to grow your business to the next level! https://venturecup.dk/nhtt/

The first part of the workshop was about discovering and prioritizing the relationships and tasks in their personal and professional life with a proactive approach.

It made me reflect on myself, my goals and my relations, which is something I usually don’t spend enough time doing,” said Love Marcus, Co-Founder of Provement.

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The second part of the workshop helped participants to create their daily private victory by adopting the habits and keeping a win-win situation in mind.

I learned how to sharpen my focus, listen to others, and prioritize better in a busy life. I also loved the positivity, micro-pauses and the emphasis on good sleep.” – said Margret Jonsdottir, CEO of Selective Humans.

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After the workshop, the facilitator, Jannick B. Petersen gave his feedback on the participants:

My impression of the participants is that they possess high commitment and competence. They can truly benefit from the 7 Habits in their endeavor because, at the end of the day, results come from being clear about priorities – and focusing on the most important – while keeping personal balance. I have seen too many startups fail due to lack of personal energy management.


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