ELINE VRIJLAND-VAN BEEST
Entrepreneur in Residence
Eline has a technical background as an industrial design engineer (TU Delft, Cum Laude), and has further education in business innovation and coaching. She is the founder and CEO of NightBalance, a leading innovator of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) technology. While building the venture, Eline gained experience in medical product development, performing international clinical trials, setting up reimbursement coding, filing and protecting Intellectual Property, commercializing a medical innovation, fundraising and building teams and medical advisory boards. NightBalance was acquired by Philips in May 2018.
Currently she actively invests in early stage MedTech through a fund she founded with several other MedTech entrepreneurs, the BlueSparrows Investment Fund, and through her role as Venture Partner at Thuja Capital, a Venture Capital firm investing in BioTech and MedTech. Also, she holds a position as a member of the Supervisory Board of Livassured, a company that introduces a smart wearable that warns caretakers on epileptic seizures.
Eline is nominated for several lists of female and/or tech entrepreneurs like Quote, Glamour, Viva, Opzij, Financieel Dagblad, Sprout, The Inspiring 50, World Women's Forum and 35 Innovators Under 35 by MIT.