Hector Smethurst

2016/17 Fellow

Hector founded Appt, a healthtech venture that uses behavioural economics to help patients manage their long-term conditions –and GPs to hit their NHS targets.

He was placed at St Paul’s Way Medical Centre during the 2016/17 programme where his experiments with SMS and ‘nudge’ approaches led him to develop Appt. He also worked on developing a social and economic regeneration strategy for a Barking and Dagenham social housing estate.

Before Year Here, Hector worked for Japanese investment bank Nomura and worked with local entrepreneurs in Kenya as part of the Balloon Ventures scheme.