Say Hi To SPARK Co-Lab at West Tech Fest  2017

Say Hi To SPARK Co-Lab at West Tech Fest 2017

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Kate Rowlands Marquis

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  1. Session Recap (with slides):  Risk Management for MedTech Start-Ups
    20 Jun, 2018
    Session Recap (with slides): Risk Management for MedTech Start-Ups
    As promised, we're sharing a recap along with summary slides from last week's Actuator Series session on Risk Management for MedTech Start-Ups - what it is, why you need it, and how to do it.  Risk management is a particularly critical process when it comes to bringing a medical product to market, so anyone considering starting a medical or pharma business should take the time to familiarise themselves with key concepts at the start of their journey. There are many different types of risk that
  2. Meet Our Mentors:  Risk Management for MedTech Start-Ups
    13 Jun, 2018
    Meet Our Mentors: Risk Management for MedTech Start-Ups
    This week's Actuator Series session is on the topic of Risk Management - what it is and why this is a mandatory requirement part of the compliance process for both pharmaceutical and medical device companies.  Leading the discussion this week, Actuator Series Course Director Celine Royet will be joined by Daniel Rowe from EY Perth to take us through when and how risk assessment needs to be performed, as well as how to extend your risk management thinking beyond the development and manufacturing
  3. Understanding Preclinical Requirements - Our Panellists
    05 Jun, 2018
    Understanding Preclinical Requirements - Our Panellists
    We're excited to welcome back some familiar faces and long-time SPARK Co-Lab friends as panellists for this week's Actuator session on Understanding Preclinical Requirements.  Join us and learn more about the following aspects of the preclinical development phase including: The pharmaceutical preclinical development path from exploratory research through to advanced preclinical stage Perspectives and  key learnings from pharmaceutical R&D in multinational, ASX-listed, university research,
  4. Introducing Our Panellists:  Non Dilutive Funding
    28 May, 2018
    Introducing Our Panellists: Non Dilutive Funding
    Amanda Tirtadinata Government Grants and Tax Incentives Specialist, Entrepreneur of the Year Program Local Champion  Ernst & Young Amanda has over 12 years of professional experience assisting organisations and companies to obtain various government grants and incentives. Serving a diverse client base, Amanda has worked with companies ranging from start-ups to large multinationals, across various sectors including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, IT and technology, mining, and oil
  5. Key Takeaways:  Marketing & Communications for MedTech Start-Ups
    22 May, 2018
    Key Takeaways: Marketing & Communications for MedTech Start-Ups
    A huge thanks to our guest speakers at last week's session on Marketing and Communications for MedTech Start-Ups - Liz Chester from Telethon Kids Institute, and John Wright from Metabolic Health Solutions; as well as everyone who attended in person and took the time to stay for Q&A and further discussion after the formal close of the session. We've had a number of requests to post slides from the night, so are including the summary slides shared by the SPARK Co-Lab team, which will also be
  6. Meet Our Mentors:  Marketing and Communications for MedTech Start-Ups
    14 May, 2018
    Meet Our Mentors: Marketing and Communications for MedTech Start-Ups
    A critical skill for any start-up is the ability to communicate the essence of your project, product, invention or business idea in clear, non-technical language.  No matter who you might need to communicate with – from meetings with potential investors, pitching angels or writing grant applications; to simply explaining what it is you’re doing and why it matters to friends, family, and everyone in between (including media) – communications and the ability to tell your story matters.  Join our
  7. Why Market Assessment Matters for MedTech Start-Ups
    07 May, 2018
    Why Market Assessment Matters for MedTech Start-Ups
    Taking the time to do a thorough assessment of your potential market isn't just a good first step as a start-up in the medtech space - it's one of the key differentiators between companies who stand a chance of succeeding and those who fail. This was the biggest takeaway from the discussion at our session on Market Assessment, where we were fortunate to gain a diverse range of insights and guidance from Samantha South, Senior Commercialisation Officer at the University of Western Australia;
  8. Introducing our Experts:  Assessing the Market
    01 May, 2018
    Introducing our Experts: Assessing the Market
    We're excited to be back into the swing of things with the Actuator Series after a short break over the school holidays.  We've got some fantastic content and mentors coming your way, starting with a deep dive into the topic of Assessing the Market:  Determining the Market Opportunity, taking place on Thursday 3 May at UWA's IQX Innovation and Co-Working Space.  Our panel of experts will bring a range of perspectives on the topic, from the experiences of a recent start-up to insights from a
  9. Meet Our Experts:  Engaging Investors for MedTech Entrepreneurs
    11 Apr, 2018
    Meet Our Experts: Engaging Investors for MedTech Entrepreneurs
    If you’re interested in finding out more about what start-ups and early stage medtech companies need to consider when pitching investors, then this week’s Actuator Series session is one that can’t be missed - Thursday 12 April at 5:30pm, at the EY Perth building.  Featuring a panel of speakers with decades of Australian and international experience between them, tickets to this free event are going fast – read on to find out more about them, and visit our Eventbrite page for further details and

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