On pause... I'm officially a med school dropout (MD Defector) & ready to mingle at our meetups!
Next roundup to drop next week, but for now here's a terrible grad photo for you all
As you have probably realised, this is not your usual fortnightly roundup.
🍩 Sorry - it’ll drop as an extra juicy dish next week instead.
I’m taking a pause this week for some R&R and jetted up to Sydney to officially become an “MD Defector” (med school dropout ft a BMed), taking expensive photos and pretending I was at Hogwarts for the day.
Only 3.5 years after I “took the year off”. Isn’t life funny…
WARNING: Cheesy Graduation photo and life update no one asked for
For those who don’t yet know my convoluted story - here’s the TL;DR
At the end of 2017, I hit pause, took an internship in Corporate & Institutional Banking then galivanted off to Latin America. Enjoyed life, learned Spanish, worked on a Caribbean island and at a healthcare NGO in Colombia’s coffee region, eventually came back and fumbled my way into the world of startups. First founding an early-stage social impact fintech, dabbling in digital health, followed by managing the Community at Stone & Chalk Melbourne helping Startups scale and commercialise, and building out programs and partnerships.
And now, obviously, everything healthtech.
I officially withdrew at the start of last year - but COVID, so graduations were a no-no.
I’m notorious for running from one thing to the next without taking a breath, but it’s been lovely to for once, step back, and celebrate with friends and family. Especially after last year.
Sydney folk - It was amazing seeing some of you at drinks last night!
Looking forward to next time.
Melbourne - Get ready to party tomorrow (in a responsible manner obviously - too old for that nonsense).
Our meetup group has boomed with over 125 people in just 2 weeks for Melbourne, so looking forward to continuing to grow our lil community 🚀
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See you soon!