Björn Stansvik

Chief Executive Officer, Founder & Pioneer, MentorMate


Personal and Digital Connected Health, an American perspective (by a Swede)

Human anatomy and chronic disease, which accounts for 86% of U.S. healthcare costs, is the same worldwide. The U.S. system with private payers, and Obamacare in flux, is a unique system and has a plethora of innovator jostling for a piece of the pie from small medical device start ups to Apple. Björn Stansvik, CEO of MentorMate, Inc, emigrated from Gothenburg to the United States in 2001 and built a 400+ person Digital Health consulting firm specializing in partnering with healthcare organizations to accelerating their digital ideas via ideation, design, software development and staffing. Over the years, MM has executed over 850 projects and this session aims to pull together recent trends in the U.S. Digital Health landscape to provide an overview and stimulation of ideas on the art of the possible.


Founder and CEO of global technology development firm MentorMate, Björn Stansvik has steered the company’s vision since inception to over 400 full-time employees with 850+ projects delivered worldwide. Under Björn’s leadership, MentorMate has been named a three-time consecutive winner on the Inc. 500 | 5000 and Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Fast 50 lists. In 2016, MentorMate was named a Top ICT Employer in Bulgaria and Top Workplace in Minnesota (US). MentorMate works confidently across diverse regulatory environments, and recently established an office in the Astrazeneca BioVentureHub.

As a recognized technology innovator, Björn has won the following distinctions, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and Titans of Technology (2014), Minnesota Business Magazine’s Real Power 50 (2014) and EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program finalist (2015, 2016).

Björn holds a Master’s of Science in Business Administration from the Gothenburg School of Economics and has completed a Master’s thesis in Civil Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He has worked in high-tech and strategic business development in Europe, Latin America and the United States at leading companies including Procter & Gamble, Ericsson and Arthur D. Little prior to founding MentorMate in 2001.