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Ottonova Takes Health Insurance Online

When Frank Birzle set out to start a healthcare company in his native Germany, he did what many people do: he Googled how to do it. But “how to start a health insurance company in Germany” didn’t return any results. “It was quite surprising,” he says. “How many times does it happen to you nowadays that you actually Google something and you get zero results?”

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Roxanne Varza of Station F

Roxanne Varza looks back on the history – and future – of Station F

In the middle of Paris’s 13th arrondissement, a few blocks away from the banks of the Seine, stands a former railway depot. It used to be known as la Halle Freyssinet; today it’s simply Station F. And it’s the world’s biggest startup campus, housing 1,000 companies within 34,000 square meters. To put that in Parisian perspective, it’s the size of the Eiffel tower lying down. We spoke with Roxanne Varza, the director of Station F, to get a sense of what’s been happening since the campus opened in June 2017.

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Lifebit’s Maria Chatzou on knowing ourselves through data

Many people think of genetic or genomic data as just one of many factors that can be used to understand our health. But to Dr. Maria Chatzou, the CEO of Lifebit, it is much more than that. “It’s you. It’s literally the code of you,” she says. She envisions a future in which this data is accessible to everyone, “in their phone, hopefully, or in a cloud system that will be syncing with their phone.”

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How Babylon Health builds an AI doctor app and scales globally with AWS

The mission of Babylon Health is to put an accessible, affordable healthcare into the hands of every human being on Earth. To do so, they have created a series of technologies that enable their users, wherever they are in the world, to get their healthcare from the convenience of their mobile phone with a combination of AI, but also talking to a doctor whenever they need to.

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25 Startup Stories from 25 Entrepreneurial Founders

Notes from Founders is the first of a series of eBooks comprised of 25 original founder interviews split across five issues. Founders often have unique insights to offer around what drives them, how they got started, their decision-making process and how they’ve overcome challenges, which has the potential to enthuse a new generation of entrepreneurs to take action. Notes from Founders aims to tell the stories of 25 founders we’ve been inspired by, handpicked from across EMEA’s startup landscape.

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