About us

Our mission at BuddyApp is to bring physical activity intervention as an adjuvant therapy for depression into an everyday practice.

Our team is composed of medical experts, software engineers and an economist, with the shared goal of developing a simple and practical tool for people with depression to benefit from physical activity.

Originally, we started as a research project at the Charité University in Berlin, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to develop a first Prototype.

We are now part of the Berlin Start Up Stipendium program and willing to bring our solution out of the academic context by further developing our prototype into a Smartphone-App.

Stay tuned for more information.

Meet Our Team

Hady Emami, M.Sc.

Technical & Coordination
Co-Founder

Software engineer experienced in research and development of digital health applications, including UX and process design as well as analysis of research studies.

Lea Mascarell Maricic, MD

Medical & Administration
Co-Founder

Medical doctor with a research focus on the development of current and new digital solutions in the psychiatric context.

Yamile Vargas

Business & Marketing & Fundrising
Co-Founder

Creative economist with experience in finance and business development with a passion for creating dynamic and innovative solutions with a positive impact.

Marie-Lou Brismontier-Thouny

Full-Stack Developer

Software engineer experienced in back end and web programming with the goal to create a meaningful tool for the digital health industry.

Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Ströhle

Advisory Board

Head of the Department of Psychiatry & Psychotherapy at the Charité. Head of the Sports Psychiatry Department, affective disorders and the WG Special Ambulance for Anxiety Disorders.

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Peter Hufnagl

Advisory Board

Head of Digital Pathology & Deputy Head of Telemedicine Center Charité (TMCC) Founder of HC Global Health Care, VMscope, palladium-med.