#03 🍩 What the Health - Pandaversary, IWD and Events Everywhere
Your fortnightly healthtech TLDR roundup
Can you believe we’re a 1/4 way through 2021 AND it’s the anniversary of the WHO calling a global Pandemonium (Pandemic)?
Also, the catalyst that lit a rocket under Aussie healthtech - silver lining
What better way to top up that motivation and momentum than to dive into all the delicious events this coming week…
Are you excited?
But first, with IWD and the much-needed march on Monday, let’s shine a light on women.
Did you know Healthtech makes up the biggest industry in Victoria’s startup sector (18% )? But only 23% of founders are female - We can do better.
It’s just as bleak in the world of funding and even specialist medical training. In 2019 women received less than 3% of VC funding (throw in minority groups and it only gets worse).
Imagine the companies we’re missing out on!
Now there are some badass women leading the way, especially in healthtech (Looking at you ANDHealth, Telstra Health & Healthmatch to name a few). But there’s still a long way to go, not only for gender equality but also in making healthcare and tech a truly inclusive, warm and welcoming place for everybody.
That’s why communities like Sogal (VC for women by women), Tech Ready Women, The Startmate Fellowship and Women Who Code are So. Damn. Important.
Back in the day I first dipped my toes in with Blue Chilli’s SheStarts program and probably wouldn’t be here without it.
So let’s keep it coming - All the non-women out there, we need your help. Together we slay 🔥
Before the good stuff…
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💎ANDHealth Partners With the 2nd Largest Us Insurance Giant Anthem, INC. Creating a Pathway for Australian Companies to Enter the Us Market
💹 Telehealth platform Doctors on Demand plans IPO
💰 LaunchVic Launched a $10 Million ‘Sidecar’ Fund, The Alice Anderson Fund (TAAF), that co-invests in women-led early-stage startups
🎮 EmergiSim, a VR Medical Simulation for first responders bagged a USD $100,000 grant from EPIC Games
🎓Uni Melbourne Is Launching “the Contemplative Studies Centre” Following a $10 Million Gift Focusing on Mindfulness, Meditation and Contemplative Practices
🦌 Antler Has Doubled Down in Australia - Launching in Melbourne and Now Investing in Pre-Existing Companies
🏆Congrats to the Finalists Battling It Out at Australian Healthcare Week 2021’s Startup Pitchfest This Week
Private Emergency Health Australia | Coviu Global | HCI Insights - Frank™ & Sophie™ | Evidentli | Nutromics | consultmed | Theratrak Pty Ltd | Hearing Power
Startup Stuff 🚀
🔥 The New AWS Pathways Program Is Recruiting for Its First Cohort
Equity-free support and access to world-class operators, investors, the AWS network, 1:1 technical and business support, and more - Check it out
🏗️ Looking for Potential Co-Founder(s), a Team or Expand Your Startup?
Antler is taking applications for its June program for founders from Seed to Series C
🌱 Seeking Equity-Free Funding, Product-Market Fit and Scale?
👩💼 Woman in NSW With an Early Stage Venture? Looking for Help?
Tech Ready Women are after early-stage founders for their gov backed online program
📈 Startup Funding Workshops With Standard Ledger
Get the low down on funding sources including grants, the R&D tax incentive, R&D lending, EMDG, equity crowdfunding and venture capital
📣 Need to Nail That Pitch?
Startmate’s Unlocking the Secrets of Investor Pitching Workshop is on today!
*For other accelerators & funding ops check the last roundup here *
🚨Spotlight - Talking Healthtech Summit🍁
Collaboration - A word insanely overused yet underdelivered in health.
But that’s what this summit aims to deliver.
After OD’ing on virtual events in 2020, I am keeping it to a minimum but this lineup is worth a look, bringing all voices to the table…. Industry Bodies, Health Innovation Leaders, Docs, Startups, and even Cyber Sec & Data Experts
Check out the lineup & snag a ticket for next week here
🥇Thanks to the amazing THT team I have a ticket for one of you lucky ducks
All you have to do is hit reply (or subscribe then reply) and let me know
What resources and content do you think healthtech needs right now?
Entries close Midday this Friday, March 19th and I’ll announce the winner at 4pm 🎉
Wed 17th Mar: UNSW Founders 10x & Health 10x Accelerator Info Session
17th - 18th Mar: ANDHealth Summer Summit | Digital Health Comes of Age
17th - 18th Mar: Australian Healthcare Week 2021 Expo (Sydney) - in-person & free!
Tues 23rd Mar: The Talking HealthTech Summit
Tues 23rd Mar: PWCs Virtual Health Webinar ft Ramsay, AIDH and NHSX (UK)
Tues 23rd - 24th Mar: SingularityU Australia Summit
Wed 24th Mar: Designing safe MedTech products with IEC 60601-1
Thurs 25th Mar: Startup&Angels Melbourne #9 (hybrid event)
Consumable Content 💎
📖 Venture Deals is a free 7-week online course for all things VC and funding
This course by Fauffman Fellows & Techstars will help you navigate the world of Venture Capital. Spring session has just begun and the book Venture Deals is fire
🎙️Just Go Grind #279: Isabelle Kenyon, Founder and CEO of Calibrate, a Modern Metabolic Health Business That Is Establishing a New Standard of Care, on Growing a Virtual Team, Category Creation, and the Power of Persistence
🌈 The NFT hype could help revolutionise research paper access - Power to the Person by Not Boring explains all things creator economy and decentralisation
📚 Another Healthtech Investment Trends Report from Deloitte
🏗️ Rock Health’s Annual Digital Health Consumer Adoption Report 2020 is out
Juicy Jobs 🔥
Eucalyptus continues the hiring spree
Rad Resources & Open Opportunities 🌊
❓There’s Been a Bunch of Questions on Raising & Investors Recently
Aussie Startup Funding covers all Aussie startup investors and lenders with links to theses, check size and industry breakdown
💡 Got Ideas to Improve Access to Healthy, Affordable Food, Build Strong Social Connections or Increase Physical Activity?
VicHealth Reimagining Health Grants are back with up to $3 Million up for grabs funding organisations to help catapult reach and impact - Find out more here
🚺 Calling Femtech Founders, Healthtech Professionals, Women's Health Providers and Researchers!
📝 MTPConnect’s REDI Contestable 2.0 Program Is Looking for New Training and Education Programs to Upskill the MTP National Workforce
Research, training or industry orga with ideas to drive skills and workforce development powering the next wave of innovation and growth? Throw your hat in the ring for the chance to get a piece of $32 million of funding
Fin! Well done - this one has a lot to digest.
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