You-Stand, an Amsterdam-based startup that produces standing workspaces, has been nominated for a Dutch export award. While the Dutch are the European frontrunners when it comes to working while sitting (which is as bad as smoking, study shows), this startup wants to make Europe stand again.
No affordable standing workplaces
Frank in het Veld came up with the idea for the ‘You-Stand’ when his wife was suffering from a neck-hernia. He couldn’t find any affordable facilities to create standing workplaces, so he teamed up with a furniture designer and created the You-Stand: an affordable standing workplace. Not only did he solved his wives problem, Frank also had a new goal: to help more people work while standing.