MedTech’s Got Talent is a unique entrepreneurship challenge to support the young entrepreneurs to develop and refine skills in pitching a business concept, developing a technology roadmap and launching commercialisation activities for their enabling medical technology innovations. Our objective is to develop a more entrepreneurial culture driven by promising young entrepreneurs within a growing enabling technology ecosystem.
I donned my white cowboy hat, rode the bus down the road and pitched for 1 minute against 30 other teams in the hopes of being one of the 15 chosen by mentors to proceed in the competition as a semi-finalist. I was fortunate to be chosen and got to meet the other semifinalists including Tom Oxley, who happens to be a friend of a friend and working on a project that would integrate well with ours: a brain-controller for people with paralysis.
It was so inspiring to hear all the pitches of the entrepreneurs choosing to start companies that could impact people’s lives in such positive ways.