GOAL 3 is a social enterprise founded in 2019, by people who are deeply engaged with the wellbeing of people worldwide.
Our name is a tribute to sustainable development goal 3: “Good health and well-being”. We are determined to make a positive global impact by improving healthcare on a systemic level.
Millions of children die each year because they did not get adequate and timely care. The majority of these deaths occur in low-resource settings. One of the biggest challenges in reducing the number of children dying is to recognize problems such as severe infections in an early stage. Shortage of staff and lack of suitable equipment are important contributing factors to this problem. This is something GOAL 3 founder Niek Versteegde experienced first hand while working in a rural hospital in Tanzania.
This experience has led to a strong determination and drive to find solutions to this problem. When founders Bart Bierling and Niek Versteegde met, it soon led to fruitful discussions about the role and possibilities for technology to improve healthcare in low resource settings. This early collaboration led to the erection of the social enterprise/startup GOAL 3.
As a young entrepreneur and innovation manager, I am passionate about social-technical innovations that can make a real long-term change in the world and disrupt a market. For me, with GOAL 3, we can make this change towards a world where fair and accessible healthcare is the standard!
While working on purely commercial products has been a fun challenge, visiting Niek in Tanzania some years back, put the idea in my head that I wanted to contribute more to the world. So when he told me about this endeavor he started with Bart, there was no doubt that I would love to use my experience to do exactly that!
As a Biomedical Engineer and Industrial designer, I strive to build a bridge between the work of health-workers, designers and engineers to create innovative health-tech solutions through collaboration in multidisciplinary teams. At GOAL 3 I found a unique path to do exactly what I aspire for a very good societal cause.
Senior full stack
My passion for technology started the first time I interacted with a computer. I knew it’s what I wanted to do. Build solutions that help improve or in one way or another, have a positive impact in people’s lives. GOAL 3’s mission and product are inline with my objectives and has provided me another opportunity to continue in the same path.
Annelot van Halder
During my studies Organizational Psychology, I developed a fascination for new ways to form teams based on employees’ talents and needs. As Head of People within GOAL 3, an organization that has such an inspiring mission, my professional ambitions meet my personal aspirations to make an impact.
I want to create a better world. GOAL 3 allows me to do this. As a young designer, I am able to work in a company with an awesome mission while finishing my study. Through these opportunities, I can follow my dream and already work on making a difference.
In 2015 I visited Niek in Tanzania and followed him during his clinical duties. This made me aware about the huge challenges of these settings. Unable to contribute at that time I was happy to join GOAL 3 to help to visually communicate the inspiring mission.
Nathan van der Putten
Data science intern
While nearing the end of my masters in data science I started to think about what I wanted to do after graduating. Novel high tech systems and complex programs sound interesting, but I soon realized what I wanted most was to have a positive impact on the world. When I heard about GOAL 3 and how they want to apply data science to save lives, I immediately knew this was the right place for me
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