The Healthcare Startup Awards - About Our Speakers
We have some fantastic speakers lined up including Propercorn, Touch Surgery, Doctify, Crowdcube and NHS Digital.
The event is relaxed and delegates are encouraged to network and enjoy the grounds of the roof gardens. There will be the opportunity to pitch your idea or startup to judges with a chance to win prizes. We're almost at capacity but have a few tickets remaining.
Below you will find some info about our speakers:
To say Propercorn, the natural, healthy popcorn brand has experienced a whirlwind few years would be an understatement. Since launching in late 2011, the company has secured 3500 stockists for its hand-popped snacks and in the last 18 months alone, has sold more than 13 million packs. PROPERCORN’s healthy, gluten-free popcorn offering has seen it become one of the fastest growing snack brands in the UK with three million bags of popcorn sold each month across 10 countries including the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. Founders Cassandra Stavrou and Ryan Khon recently secured £7m in a deal led by Piper Private Equity with involvement from Innocent Drinks founder Richard Reed.
Doctify is a UK health platform which provides a solution for patients who want to search, compare and book doctors online. The company seeks to champion, support and advance doctor-patient relationships by providing greater transparency and access to healthcare through innovation. The company was founded by two NHS surgeons (Stephanie and Suman) and an ex-finance consultant (Daniel) and launched in July 2015. It has grown from an idea to revenue generating in less than a year and, having already closed three rounds of financing, the team are focusing to further enhance the patient experience. Nearly 1000 doctors and health care professionals have already signed up to the service, and traffic and appointments are growing rapidly. Over the next year Doctify plans to expand nationally. Docitify considers their team to be the life and soul of the company. Their engineers, sales and marketing teams have worked in various fields from the Marines, the ballet, to the NHS. They have a range of qualifications from PhDs in Quantum Physics to medical specialists, medical students, entrepreneurs and even a trapeze artist. Stephanie and Suman are passionate about encouraging other medics to grow their ideas as they believe that a change can only happen from within.
MD Design is a professional, boutique design agency run by medical professionals with coding skills, design focus and branding knowledge. MD Design offers professional web design, marketing and social media management aimed at healthcare professionals, private practice, medical societies, early-stage startups and healthcare organisations. MD Design consults for NHS IT and marketing solutions and has helped over 500 clients since 2011.
Touch Surgery is a London-based health technology app and trading name for the company Kinosis LTD. The app was first discussed in 2010. The Touch Surgery mobile app is a mobile surgical training platform designed to simulate surgical procedures. Touch surgery has over 1 million downloads worldwide with patients making about forty percent of the app's downloads. In August 2016 Touch partnered with Ethicon Inc. to provide training for General Surgery Procedures and Ethicon's surgical products.
Crowdcube was established by Darren Westlake and Luke Lang in 2011 and is the world’s leading investment crowdfunding platform. Crowdcube enables anyone to invest alongside professional investors in start-up, early stage and growth businesses through equity and debt investment options. The platform has a 300,000-strong crowd looking for more interesting investments. Investing in businesses on Crowdcube is free, quick and has no obligations.
To date, Crowdcube has raised over £180m for more than 400 raises and built a dominant UK market share of almost 50% of the £245m UK equity crowdfunding market. Crowdcube has a 100% success rate for funding healthcare startups.
Cupris was founded by Jules Hamann, a Consultant ENT Surgeon, and Paul Thomas, an award-winning designer and entrepreneur, to develop medical devices that exploit smartphone technology to improve healthcare communication.
Jules felt that a significant proportion of the patients he saw in clinic could be cared for without coming to see him in person. We believe that smartphone technology can enable examinations to take place closer to the patient's home and away from over-crowded hospitals.
Jules, Paul and Mike believe that providing equal access to healthcare for everyone is an essential step in the future of healthcare and want to enable patients to be treated wherever they are, no matter how remote.
Macunx is a VR platform for building memory palaces to learn huge amounts in short time and with full retention. By combining medieval memory techniques with modern technology, we are redefining the way we learn, understand, and retain information in our minds. Macunx combines medieval memory techniques with modern technology so that you can learn large and complex subjects with the ease of exploring a new building or park.
All NHS doctors in England who are developing clinical innovations or enterprises can bid to become participants in this “limited places only” prestigious scheme.
Managed jointly by NHS England and Health Education England, and developed over more than a year of intensive work with entrepreneurial doctors, academic leaders and industry partners. The curriculum covers all aspects of running a small business, including attracting investors, applying for funding, and ensuring appropriate corporate governance. A dedicated programme in how to build a start-up – and how to operate in this highly-charged environment – is delivered as a series of “pitstop” educational events.