Our mission is to help improve the population’s health. At esperity, each one of us has a passion for social impact. Everyday we work towards activating empowerment, one patient at a time.
Our mission statement
By gaining insights into the variables that influence patient outcomes, we are able to intervene by:
Solving patients' personal challenges, such as social isolation
Mastering the relationships between treatment outcomes, lifestyle choices and genetic indicators.
These insights are at the core of our patient empowerment programs. Their potential results are at the core of our company: hope for a healthier tomorrow.
To date, esperity has been funded privately with the support of the Fournier-Majoie Foundation and the Caring Entrepreneurship Fund.
For more information on our current funding status and/or future funding opportunities, please contact us.
CEO & Co-Founder
Erard de Hemricourt
CMO & Co-Founder
Community Manager (French)
Chief Creative Officer
Mitchell is CEO and one of the co-founders of Esperity. Mitchell has obtained a master degree in Bio-Engineering and a PhD at the University
of Leuven, Belgium. He is also founder of Health2.0 Chapter Belgium, an organisation promoting innovation in the digital health sector. Mitchell also is a patient advocate for rare diseases.
Erard de Hemricourt
Erard graduated from the Free University of Brussels (ULB) first as a medical
doctor in 1995 then in 2000 as a specialist in nuclear medicine. During his
training and after a short passage through the oncology department in Johns
Hopkins (USA), Erard mainly performed his training at the Institut Jules Bordet,
one of the most famous and important oncology centres in Belgium. Since his
graduation, Erard has continued working mainly in the field of cancer. Through his
practice, Erard gradually understood the need from patients to better understand
their disease but also to be able to discuss without complex and barriers personal
issues with people from the medical and non-medical field.
Costin graduated the Polytechnics University of Bucharest, Romania, in 2006.
With a degree in computer science engineering and a master in enterprise
software architecture, he is now focused on making a difference in the software
industry. For the past years Costin has been involved in most of the major
software areas, from enterprise retail applications, to e-commerce, medical
software and custom business solutions. Quite fond of the title of preferrer IBM
DB2 trainer in Romania, Costin is currently expressing his ideas in database and
web app architecture together with Esperity. Mainly functioning as business
analyst and project manager, Costin has been involved in Esperity since the
beginning and he is now in charge of the entire app’s architecture and
A graduate of the Ph.D. program in Cancer Biology at Stanford University School of Medicine, Babak has played many roles in diagnostics, therapeutics and tools spanning R&D to market in the biotech industry for over 25 years. He has been a volunteer aid to uninsured or late-stage cancer patients, aligning them with clinical experts, and access to novel therapeutics through companionate use or clinical trials for over 30 years. Babak has been a keynote speaker at international oncology trial symposia on technical progress and societal barriers in development of effective therapeutics and diagnostics. He has also been a session chair, organizer or invited panelist on RNA therapeutics and epigenetics in cancer.
A twenty-year, three-time cancer survivor who has spent those twenty years forwarding the cause for meaningful survivorship. Natalie works on web design, social media, and infographics to increase communication and improve upon Esperity's global mission of improving quality of life for cancer patients and survivors. Natalie is a professional designer and has been teaching at the Academy of Arts in San Francisco.