HelloBetter Team

We are HelloBetter.

We want to empower as many people as possible to manage their own mental health and improve their quality of life – anywhere and at any time, with no waiting lists.

Our mission:
With HelloBetter to a healthier future

HelloBetter (formerly GET.ON) is a global pioneer in the field of e-mental health. No other provider worldwide has conducted as many clinical studies on the effectiveness of its online mental health courses. With our unrivalled scientific expertise (30+ RCTs) and passion for supporting people with mental health problems, we have already helped tens of thousands of patients to lead better lives.


HelloBetter – courses that really help

Our online courses have been developed and evaluated over many years of research by an interdisciplinary team of psychologists. We only offer products whose effectiveness has been confirmed in at least one clinical study that meets the quality criteria of scientific journals.


Our course guides:
Trained psychologists and psychotherapists

To ensure the quality of service, all psychologists in our service team have a Master’s degree in psychology and are at least in the final stages of their training as psychotherapists, or are already trained psychotherapists. In addition, all psychologists in the service team receive further training in online coaching, so that they can guide the participants optimally through their course.

Prizes and awards
Digital Health Award 2018

Digital Health Award 2018

Wissenstransfer-Preis 2015

Wissenstransfer-Preis 2015

EU Compass Good Practice 2018

EU Compass Good Practice 2018

EFPA Comenius Award 2017

EFPA Comenius Award 2017

German Society of Behavioral Therapy Award 2017

German Society of Behavioral Therapy Award 2017

Our history

from idea to market leader

  • 2011

    GET.ON courses are developed as part of a research project at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg.

  • 2014

    Online courses are proven effective and the first studies are published.

  • 2015

    The GET.ON Institute for Online Health Training GmbH is founded. The partnership with Barmer begins.

  • 2017

    A new partnership with SVLFG makes online mental health courses accessible to farmers.

  • 2018

    GET.ON acquires Arya, a mental health app. It also wins the Digital Health Prize, and receives the seal ‘Good Practice in Mental Health & Wellbeing’ from the European Commission.

  • 2019

    The partnership with Barmer is extended by 4 years. GET.ON wins a consumer testing prize from the Stiftung Warentest and grows from 10 to 30 employees.

  • 2020

    GET.ON changes its name to HelloBetter and receives seed funding from investors.

  • Together with Allianz, HelloBetter is providing a free online course during the Coronavirus lockdown. The close partnership makes psychological health care offers accessible to more people.

Media mentions
Der Spiegel

Der Spiegel

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Die Zeit

Die Zeit

Financial Times

Financial Times





Our founders

Scientists meet start-up professionals

Prof. Dr. David Ebert,
Founder & CSO Managing Director

Prof. Dr. David Daniel Ebert received his doctorate in psychology with summa cum laude in 2013 from Philipps Universität Marburg. He completed his German habilitation at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, where he still heads the Department of Digital Health today. He is president of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII), and has published over 160 scientific articles and written over 20 book chapters. At HelloBetter, David’s responsibilities include scientific quality assurance.

Dr. Hanne Horvath.
Founder & VP Business Development

Dr. Hanne Horvath completed her doctorate in psychology in 2016 as part of the GET.ON research project at Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, for which she was awarded the Wilhelm Exner Prize for Psychology. At HelloBetter, Hanne is responsible for business development and services, as well as for expanding our partnerships with health insurance providers and organising psychologist support for our course participants. Hanne received her diploma in psychology from Universität Trier.

Dr. Elena Heber
Founder & VP Content and Research

Dr. Elena Heber completed her doctorate in psychology in 2016 as part of the GET.ON research project at Leuphana University of Lüneburg and was awarded a prize for excellence. Elena is responsible for the development and evaluation of our digital health products and heads our content and research department. Elena received her Diploma in Psychology from Universität Konstanz and was a research fellow at the University of Southampton.

Hannes Klöpper
Gründer & CEO Geschäftsführer

Hannes Klöpper is responsible for the overall strategy and investor relations. He was previously co-founder and CEO of start-up iversity (now part of Springer Nature), an online platform specializing in higher education, and co-author of the book “The University in the 21st Century”. He studied International Relations at Technische Universität Dresden, Liberal Arts at the European College of Liberal Arts, and Public Policy at the Hertie School in Berlin and Columbia University in New York.

Philip Ihde
COO & Geschäftsführer

Philip is responsible for finance and HR, as well as regulatory and legal affairs. Most recently, he was Head of Finance and Operations at Media4Care GmbH, a Munich-based tech start-up developing a tablet solution for dementia patients. After his studies he worked for BMW in Beijing and New York before taking over the Management at ROCK YOUR

LIFE! GmbH, a nationwide mentoring network. He studied Technology Management at Technische Universität München.

Johannes Schatz
VP Marketing

Johannes is responsible for marketing and business intelligence. Prior to HelloBetter, Johannes worked as founder and managing director of LeROI Online Marketing GmbH (today Dept Data & Intelligence GmbH) and as founder and managing director of dealvertise GmbH. Johannes started his career at Rocket Internet where he quickly rose to Co-CMO Groupon International. Johannes studied Media Management at Fachhochschule Mittweida.

Amit Gupta
VP Engineering

Amit is responsible for technical product development and infrastructure. Before joining the HelloBetter team, he was Director of Engineering at Curo Healthcare Technologies Pvt. Ltd, a solution to help diabetes patients manage their treatment plan. He was previously a senior engineer at Quovantis Technologies. Amit studied Engineering and Information Technology at Maharshi Dayanand University.

Pierre Cantegril
VP Product

Pierre is responsible for product concept and design at HelloBetter. He was previously responsible for these topics as Head of Product at 8fit, a leading fitness app startup. Before that he was CPO and then Managing Director of MONOQI’s B2B business unit. Pierre studied Management at the LSE and at the HEC.

At home in Hamburg and Berlin

Originally founded in the beautiful city of Hamburg, HelloBetter now has its main office in Berlin, with some team members working remotely from all over the world. No matter where we work, we are a team, pulling together to help people with mental health problems walk through life with a smile again.