What works and what doesn’t.
The winners, the losers, the leaders, and the followers. Dr. Hartwig Jaeger and Dr. Peter Langkafel joined together in 2012 and over the following three years analyzed over 1,000 startups in the digital health sector and the opportunities for success. What followed was the beginning of the Digital Health Factory.
It’s getting real.
After three years of extensive research, the Digital Health Factory started working operationally. We rented our first official office at Hitfox, leading to a company builder being built inside another company builder. Meta. At the end of 2015, we joined forces with Europe’s leading institute for stuttering and founded Digithep.
Founding, founding, founding
2016 was the year for new ventures and therefore the development of our three focus areas: Speech, Information and Behaviour. One of them is Speechagain and is based on the extensive and award-winning research of the Kassel Stuttering Therapy. The digital stuttering therapy was implemented as a Digithep product. Then after continuous growth, it was time for the DHF to move to our current office in Oranienburger Straße in Berlin-Mitte.
Successes throughout the year
You know you are building the right product when others begin praising it. Speechagain really picked up the pace. As part of the German Accelerator program, we opened our first office on Broadway, New York and won the grand prize at HIMMS Europe and the Eugen Münch award for innovative healthcare.
The sky is not even the limit.
The famous German economic magazine brand eins recognized the importance of Digital Health and featured our stuttering therapy Speechagain with portraits of its founders. Speechagain raised €600,000 with the GLS crowd to fund its US market entry.