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#13 🍩 What the Health - Telstra Health’s Take Over, Elon’s $205m for Brains & Some Extra Fun News
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Hello from lockdown number… Ok, I've got zero clue anymore
On another note…
We’ve been lucky to have heaps of amazing interest in What the Health, but until now, I’ve kept this completely independent.
Why? Because I love it, and genuinely give a damn about creating better healthtech, and healthcare in Aus.
Those of you that have been with us for a bit know What the Health exists to make healthtech more fun, accessible and connected. Fueling better collaboration, communication and commercialisation across the many fragmented parts of healthtech, and ultimately, improve healthcare for all.
But given the growth of our (now not so little) healthtech crew, we’re taking this game up a notch. Ft. more fuel, resources & ops to help all of us succeed and thrive.
Don’t worry, we’re still very independent, but stronger together etc…
and collaboration is key…
So, on that longwinded note...
I’m stoked to announce Folklore Ventures as our first official partner! 🎉
Why? Well, they are a first cheque to forever investment firm who share our mission of finding and empowering tomorrow’s great healthtech companies who are out to change the face of healthcare.
Anyway, enough rambling…
*PS - Raise Roundup coming soon… haven’t forgotten I promise*
🏥 Telstra Health is on a roll and apparently looking to take over Aus, announcing…
🧪 Biotech is booming
The Psychae Institute plans to advance clinical studies and achieve TGA traction for psychedelics including psilocybin, MDMA, and DMT
US & Beyond the Borders
Whoever creates the best education and engagement options for patients will win…
📺 YouTube gets in on the health education & info game with partnerships to increase evidence-based videos and become a medium for health communication
👨⚕️ WebMD make moves into the space acquiring Wellness Network to provide educational resources and engagement tools for patients
Startup Stuff 🚀
🦠 Startup or SME Addressing the Impact of COVID-19?
The NSW COVID-19 TechVoucher program provides access, expertise, and support for innovative R&D products and services that address disruptions caused by the pandemic - More here
🌱 Early Stage Startup Looking for Funding and an Accelerator?
📣 Digital Health Startup With Sights Set on the Us?
ANDHealth’s international investment series will give 8 companies with Aus market and biz model validation the chance to pitch to a US investor team - More here
❓Have a Solution to Help Entrepreneurship in NSW?
The NSW gov is looking for R&D solutions to fund to help improve the economy and accelerate all aspects of entrepreneurship post covid 19 - More here
💹 Revenue-Positive Startup or Scaleup and Growing Fast?
Nominate for Deloitte Australia’s Tech Fast 50 Awards! The program aims to recognise and reward the best Aussie tech talent and all eligible apps are automatically nominated for the Asia Fast 500 - More here
🧘♀️ Mental Health Startup Looking for Global Acceleration?
The What If Fellowship by What if Ventures is an 8-week mental health startup accelerator program for everyone. Equity free and top global mentors - More here
👩 Female Considering a Career Change? Intrigued by Startups?
Liminal is an inspiring series of free virtual events by Startmate to help you explore, connect & fast-track your startup journey, Aug 16th - 20th - More here
📖 Want to Learn the Dirty Details of How to Protect Your Idea/Biz?
Cicada Innovations one-day seminar “Introduction to Intellectual Property: How to protect your idea” will arm you with everything you need to protect, patent and operate whilst protecting your IP - More here
🤠 Early-Stage Startups Headed for the States?
The Texas Medical Center institutions 5-month global accelerator provide support for companies to establish, validate, reiterate and scale in the US - More here
Thur 12th Aug: AMA: 2021 Explorer Program, by AirTree
Tues 17th Aug: Aging 2.0 Meetup: The Future of Care
Consumable Content 💎
🎙The Doctor is Out S2E02: From Physician-Scientist to CEO - Andrew Beck
📝 Check out this list of 101 Best Australian Medical Device Startups
🌈 Zucks reckons Facebook’s future is as a Metaverse, including interactive health and fitness… Find out the deets in the Verges dope piece
💰Though the future is bright for clinical decision tools - the reality is far from what we imagine it to be. Check out this great dive into the scary truth of inaccuracy behind most predictive algorithms
Juicy Jobs 🔥
HealthMatch - Product Designer
Vitable - Head of Customer Lifecycle & Product
Violet - Product Lead
Ally Assist - Customer Success
Strong Room - Business Development Consultant
For Health Professionals & Researchers
Nutromics - Associate R&D Scientist & Lab Manager
Eucalyptus - Pilot - GP
Eugene - Genetic Counsellor
23Strands - Reproductive Health Product Manager
Monash Health - Senior Partner, Strategy and Planning
Folklore - Marketing & Community Associate
Skalata Ventures - Associate
ANDHealth - Marketing and Communications Assistant
Cicada Innovations - Program Manager
Bupa - Head of Partnerships
Smiling Mind - Product manager
Commonwealth Bank - National Director Healthcare (Seniors Living)
VicHealth - Manager (Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems)
CaSPA Care - Non-Executive Directors
Coviu - Technical Lead Ecosystems
Fluffy Spider Technologies - iOS Mobile App Developer
Inventia - NPI/Process Improvement Engineer
Maslow - Mobile Application Designer
Mindset - Software Engineer
Other Opps ✨
Keen to Address Chronic Disease Through Tech and Collaborative Design?
Want to Design Solutions to Help Improve the Lives of Those With Disability?
Join Remarkable’s 4 week online Design-athon. With 3 problems to choose from, there’s great prizes & even seed funding up for grabs - More here
Aspiring Angel Investor? Apply for Airtree’s Explorer Program!
Want to Learn the Ins and Outs of Quality Management Systems?
This free QMS primer online course by SeerPharma & MTPConnect’s REDI is a great entry point & overview for Medtech, Research and Pharma - More here
🍩 Keen to Get Involved, Collab or Support the What the Health Community?🍩
Shoot me a note and let me know
Whilst I love y’all, I’m taking a week off.
As always, would love to hear any thoughts, questions or queries and I’ll be back in a bit.
Try not to miss me too much…