Anne Cocquyt


Founder and CEO The GUILD, Advisor Patient Engagement Startup, Rapid Prototyping Mentor at USF

Anne’s professional journey across four continents is driven by her passion for transforming ideas into reality and guiding multi-cultural teams to implementation. In her role as founder, co-founder, president, senior manager and advisor Anne has successfully led a broad range of companies, projects, startups and non-profit organizations in multiple industries ranging from IT to hardware, consumer products, machine learning, social networking, cancer prevention, medical device, and biotech.

After advocating and implementing digital health innovation at a major biotech firm Anne decided to take the leap and transform her knowledge in data science and her close connection to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Silicon Valley to support her new venture: The GUILD.

Anne applies the learnings from her recent successful exit of a consumer product startup with supply chain in 12 countries and a video with 4M views on Youtube, to teach students of Jon Littman’s class at the University of San Francisco about applied design and rapid prototyping based on the principles of IDEO. She advises a 3D printing company and keeps active in the digital health world by supporting a patient education startup specialized in stroke prevention, she also advises the health tech track of the 500 startup accelerator and she takes an active role in due diligence and the acceleration program of the Singularity University Accelerator.


  • Digital Health
  • Medical Tech
  • Product Market Fit
  • Customer Acquisition