Het verhaal van Stamps

In 2021 I got diagnosed cancer for the third time in my life. As I was heading for an intensive medical journey with amongst others things 18 chemo’s, I resigned as board member communication for the Dutch Foodbanks. A painful decision as my colleagues were very precious to me. I informed my network in the app daily about my medical as well as daily experiences and emotions. I received a lot of support in return from my family, friends and colleagues. It gave me the feeling I did not have to do it alone. A feeling I want everybody to have in times like these.

When my mother, Pien, was diagnosed with cancer, many thoughts crossed my mind. I did not have to go through the medical procedure myself. Fortunately and unfortunately because I would have done it with love for her if I could have. What I could do, was support her the best I can. Be there for her when necessary. But what is necessary? What kind of support did she need? Does she want to talk about her disease? As she gave regular short updates, I was always fully aware of her well-being. It was good to know when my help was wanted. And it’s that feeling that I want everybody to have in times like these.

Our mission

We want people and their loved ones to experience the connecting power of openness and emotional support during a medical or other health-related journey.

You have to go through a medical or health journey on your own. Since you are the one that undergoes the medical treatments,. You must make the effort and have the discipline, hopefully to get better. You suffer the physical consequences.

But you are not alone. And you do not have to bear the emotional consequences on your own. Your dear ones sympathise. Experience learns that open communication can enlighten your journey. And not only for yourself, but also for your dear ones. That's why it's our mission to have you experience this connecting power of the Stamps app . We know what it brings and how valuable it can be.

Our core values


We believe that in this age of transparency openness is a condition for every organisation. It is for us anyway. We believe in the power of open communication. We will therefore be transparent about our goals, partners, salary policy and charity programs.


Lots of research has been done about the healing aspects of positive psychology. At Stamps we stimulate our users to investigate positive elements during their journeys. Large or small.
We are aware that there will be difficult moments. We hope to motivate our users to communicate truthfully about their feelings and emotions.


Together we are stronger. By sharing experiences with your network, you will experience their support. Although you have to undergo your medical journey yourself, you don’t have to feel alone. Experience and research teach that openness connects.


We guarantee a safe environment in the app. Users can trust that they can share their experiences and emotions safely. It’s up to users who they invite to read their updates. 

Our social enterprise

Our main goal is to create impact. That's why we choose to be a social enterprise with Stamps. We want as many people as possible to receive emotional support when on a health journey. We will do this in two different ways: by the opportunities offered in our app as well as, in time, by our charity policy.

Social entrepreneurs like to say: think social, act business. Making a relevant impact is as important as making a financially healthy result. Stamps is a member of socialenterprise.nl. Read more about social entrepreneurship and the conditions to become one on their website.

Our team

Tess van Logtestijn Stamps

Tess van Logtestijn


Graduated in psychology and business economics. Has a passion for people, behaviour and preventive mental and physical health.

Pien de Ruig Stamps App

Pien de Ruig


Years of experience in marketing and communication at corporates, SME but also charity organizations. Working for charity gives her by far the most positive energy.


Jeroen, Nick en Christiaan


Bytecode is our partner in the development of Stamps in the development of Stamps. With passion for technical and impact start-ups they assist us with all aspects of the app development.

Our charity policy

What counts most for us is, impact first. We are a social enterprise. Our profits will be invested in our users in time. By doing so, we'll contribute to our mission. We will continue to invest in the development of our app. Development will be based on the input of our users - their wishes will be leading.

But we would like to offer something extra to patients using our app. Something that supports them as well, emotionally. We already have a lot of ideas, such as sponsored offers (magazines, massages etc), or perhaps a buddy system.

We will decide what way is best together with our users and partners. They most likely have even more experience and ideas.