#04 🍩 What the Health - Delicious Funding, Funds and Free Resources
Your fortnightly healthtech TL;DR roundup
Ah terrific (terrible?) Tuesday…
Don’t know about you but I’m very glad it’s a short week after all the jam-packed events this past month
Speaking of goodies - keep an eye out for wrap up’s of ANDHealth’s Summer Digital Health Summit AND Talking Healthtech’s Autumn Summit coming soon.
Also, funding is on 🔥🔥🔥
Last week Ro raised $500M USD and said it’s just ”peanuts”.
But when will we see the flow-on effects to the Aussie Market?
Or perhaps we just need to raise the bar on all fronts first?
Maybe Startmate’s announcement of extra funding and accelerator cohorts will help the early-stage companies get off the ground
But then there’s the valley of death and follow on funding… One step at a time 👣
🌈 Google Has Launched a Tool Allowing Anyone Searching “Depression” or Related Terms to View Reliable Info and Access Support
🍄 Australian Gov to Spend $15m on Psychedelic Trials for Mental Health
💉 Sydney Trial Aims to Conquer Meth Addiction With Psychedelics
💎ANDHealth Adds The Digital Therapeutics Alliance (DTA) to It’s Growing Partnership List to accelerate understanding, adoption and integration of clinically-validated digital therapeutics (DTx) in Aus
🎓 Peleton Announces It’s Landing In Aus
💸 MBS Telehealth Items Extended Until June 30th While the Gov Works on Post-Pandemic Permanent Telehealth Revamp
🧚 Tempus Partners Rebrands As Folklore Ventures Ahead of Raising Its 3rd Fund
💹 Health Engine + Australian Patients Association Launches The Australian Healthcare Index looking at over 8000 people’s experiences with the aim to improve patient-centred experiences in objective and measurable ways
🏆 Congrats Coviu - Taking the Title at Australian Healthcare Week’s Pitch Fest
🔥 Healthtech is Hot in Aus’s 30 Under 30 Innovators By The Daily Telegraph
🎉 Dr Michelle Perugini, Co-Founder & CEO at Presagen Wins the 2021 Women in AI Award for Health
💸 Congrats Maslow for Taking Away Multiple Awards at the Optus' Future Makers Program
Startup Stuff 🚀
📱Digital Health Company In Need of Practical Development?
BRIGHT Innovate Digital Health Bootcamp by ANDHealth with REDI, MTPConnect, and Planet Innovation helps establish feasibility, practical skills and access to expert coaching to achieve commercial success - Apply for the April program
🌱 Early Stage Startup Seeking Support? RMIT’s LaunchHUB Has Got You
Pre-accelerator is a free 12 week program for startups with social impact & early validation to help refine and progressing towards product-market fit - Find out more
👩💼 Female Founder With a Life Sciences Venture Looking to Grow?
SBE’s Springboard Enterprises Life Science Program for women-led life science companies helps those seeking growth through providing top connections and resources to gain funding, insights and grow - Learn more here
SBE Evolve Program for earlier stage enterprises is also open for apps
🌏 Growing Digital Health Startup Looking to Scale Globally?
For commercial ready and evidence-backed startups, this virtual landing pad program from Tel Aviv delivered by Austrade, ANDHealth and SOSA will give you direct access, insights and mentorship from Israel to go global
🔥 UNSW Founders 10x & Health 10x Accelerators Final Call!
UNSW Founders & The George Institute of Global Health deliver programs providing access to exceptional mentors, education, growth strategy, investors, international networks, and $20k seed funding to help you scale - Apply Now
😇 EOIs to Establish Vic’s Healthtech Angel Network Are Extended!
LaunchVic has opened a new grant round to support investment in Vics largest startup sector. You could snag up to $300k💸 to set up ops - watch the info session
✨ Solving an Ambitious Problem And Want to Level Up?
SingularityU Impact 1 Billion Bootcamps is a 2-day immersion for founders, innovators inventors and orgs ready to increase their capacity to impact 1 billion lives
☀️ Expanding to the Middle East or North Africa on the Cards?
MENA Bridge for Startups is a global bridge program providing tools and connections to enter and succeed in the Middle East & North Africa "MENA" markets
📣 Last Call to Apply to Pitch to Innovation Bay’s New Angel Network
Wed 31st Mar: Boosting Female Founder Grant Application Insights
Wed 31st Mar: Angel Investing AMA - Cake & Airtree
Thurs 8th Apr: Blackbird Giants Weekly: Fireside Chat w Justin Kan, Co-founder of Twitch
Thurs 15th Apr: Mind Medicine Australia Cross-Disciplinary Study Group for Psychadelic Medicines
Thurs 15th Apr: Startmate S21 Demo Day: Amplified (virtual event by design)
Mon 19th Apr: Springboard Enterprises Life Science Program - Info Webinar
19-21 Apr: ANDHealth BRIGHT Innovate 3 Day Workshop
Thurs 29th Apr: BioSymposium – Devices + Diagnostics: Navigating our New World
☀️ ANDHealth’s Summer Summit - Digital Health☀️
Where to begin… 2 weeks ago this International lineup of investors, leaders and legends provided the most practical and interesting event I’ve been to on Digital Health in Aus yet (write up coming soon).
But for now, Healthcare Holdups, Death-By-Pilot, And The Scourge Of Incrementalism recommended by Drew Schiller, CEO of Validic is worth a look.
Consumable Content 💎
Big Picture Medicine #053: Chasing Failure — Dr Mala Mawkin (Cellen)
✨For all the docs out there considering taking a leap
🌈 Cicada Innovations ft NSW Health launched their Free Medtech Foundations program - an online learning resource to help you learn the fundamentals of bringing tech from lab to market
Covering 6 modules; Commercialisation, Intro to Lean Startup, Idea Validation & Customer Validation, Customer Segmentation & Customer Archetypes, Market Analysis & Competitive Landscape
📚 RANZCR Dives into AIs practical uses in it’s Clinical Perspective Webinar
🏗️ Google has released fab free courses to help grow your career and/or business
💹 Ready to get your (angel) wings? Try Y Combinator’s free Wefunder investor course
💻 The Faculty for Clinical Informatics UK talks Code Health for Health Code
(for tech and non-tech)
Juicy Jobs 🔥
Eucalyptus needs a Customer Success Team Lead, Women’s Health GP & more…
Humane is offering a full-time paid internship for a front-end developer
Intersystems is after a Clinical Executive
Ally Assist needs a Customer Success Specialist & Full Stack Engineer
Startup Vic are still looking for the perfect Community Manager
See-Mode is searching for a Machine Learning Engineer
BioMelbourne Network is looking for a Communications Officer
CancerAid is looking for an Account Manager & Marketing Lead
Square Peg Capital is hiring the founding team for their Global Tech Fund
Healthshare is looking for a Tech Team Lead & Account Manager
Nutromics is looking for a Project Coordinator
RhesusRight are looking for a Design Engineer
Ovira is after a Performance Marketer, Community Engagement Superstar and Product Manager
Rad Resources & Open Opportunities 🌊
🚨 Funding Alert 🚨 MRFF for Medical Devices entering human clinical trials/early Manufacturing
BioMedTech Horrizons launched the 4th round of funding with $3.2M up for grabs. If you have a TRL5 pre-commercial med tech device prototype submit an EOI
💡 Are You a Digital Health Future Leader? Want to Make a Difference In Healthcare?
Digital Health CRC have HDR Research Scholarships for PhD and research masters on collaborative digital health projects accross all disciplines - Find out more here
💰 Female Founder Looking For Funding? Apply for Boosting Female Founders Grants
Round 2 of the Bossting Female Founder (BFF) grants are now open to provide support on a co-contribution basis for female founded startups to help you scale
*For other accelerators, grants & funding ops check the last roundup here *
And that’s all - I think you deserve a chocolate… or 5 🍫🐣
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