Australia's Health Startup Weekend #2
Friday, March 11 - 13, 2016
Friday, March 11 - 13, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Translational Research Institute Brisbane
37 Kent Street
Startup Health Australia gets the nation pumping in 54 hrs of life saving collaboration solving our very best problems
STOP PRESS While the Weekend is not really about winning, we do have a Microsoft X Box up for grabs this year for the winner .....
The ChallengeThe pressures on health innovation are clear: ageing population, chronic disease burden, escalating costs, mental health and indigenous health challenges. At the same time, shifts in technology - internet, devices, mobility, genetics etc. - are enabling new health service paradigms at an accelerating rate. $5B is predicted to be invested in Health startups in the US in 2014. There will be massive change. It is imperative for Queensland to play its role in this innovation. Startup Weekends are a way of doing just that.
What is a Startup Weekend?Startup Weekend is a global phenomenon that has seen over 1000 events held in over 150 cities world wide. At each Weekend, entrepreneurs, experts and builders come together for 54 hours to take an idea, form teams, validate and build a business, and pitch to judges. Queensland has already hosted 8 Startup Weekends across the state. Check out a recent Sunshine Coast event in the video below to get a overview of a normal Startup Weekend.
Is my idea or innovation relevant for this weekend?We are welcoming ideas a across a wide range of areas including wellness and fitness, personalised medicine, mental health, acute care, primary care, remote care, allied health, indigenous challenges, public health, aged care... Solutions can include funding technology (eg. medical devices, smartphones/mobility/internet, wearables, self diagnosis..), big data analytics, telehealth, genetics, eHealth, process changes ...
TicketsTo make sure we have a balance of skills and experience participants and the teams, we have different ticket types. Please select the one that best matches your background.
Full participant tickets include 7 meals and T-shirt and snacks. Awesome value!!
Sponsors and Mentors are welcome.This will be the first Startup Weekend solely focussed on Health in Australia! You can help be a part of making this a great success.
In the word's of Queensland's Chief Scientist, Dr Geoff Garrett:
"The human race is staring down the barrel of significant challenges, which science can help us address. In Queensland, we must continue to research and provide innovative solutions for particular opportunities and challenges we face. One of these challenges is in healthcare where cost increases, ageing population pressures and rapid advancements in technology make this an area of great importance.
This initiative - the Startup Weekend for Health - is a great way for people to translate innovative healthcare ideas into real concepts, and it sounds like a lot of fun."
Friday March 11th
Saturday March 12th
Sunday March 13th
Steven Dahl, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SmartClinics.com
Steven Dahl founded SmartClinics with a vision of making it everyday healthcare easier by reducing wait times and improving convenience and accessibility.
As the father of two young boys, Steven experienced first hand how difficult it can be to get in to see a GP and how long you have to wait. With his past experience in creating businesses that innovate in traditional industries Steven started SmartClinics with a fresh perspective. Using his business experience and leveraging technology to improve processes, SmartClinics has ambitious growth plans.
Steven loves working with the SmartClinics team to challenge the status quo in primary healthcare and to offer a valued service to patients.
He is an Adjunct Professor at Bond University and Griffith University and a founding member of the Gold Coast Angel Investors Group. He currently mentors a number of companies and is a mentor at the iLab Accelerator. He has over 45 academic publications including a book, book chapters and peer-reviewed papers in the area of soft computing and mobile applications. In addition Dr Tan holds two patents in mobility technology. Dr Tan obtained his Ph.D. from Bond University and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Computers) from the University of Southern California, where he went on to simultaneously complete a Master of Business Administration (Finance), and a Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Prior to his academic career Dr Tan has worked for a number of MNCs including Citibank in New York and Hong Kong, Xeroc EPC in the USA and Genreal Instruments in Malaysia.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Australia's Health Startup Weekend #2 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Queensland is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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