Calling all health start-ups: get some free pitching practice from KPMG!

How can founders and early stakeholders get the experience they need to present their ideas in the best light?

KPMG’s Graduate Development Network (GDN) and KPMG Tech Growth are organising an event to help answer that question. Start-ups will be invited to KPMG’s presentation suite to present their pitch in a friendly but constructive environment.

In addition to the brightest young minds in KPMG today, the audience will also include members of KPMG Tech Growth. These individuals’ sole purpose is to support and engage with early stage and high growth technology companies. Senior management from KPMG’s core business and industry experts in Healthcare will also be invited to provide input and augment the audience’s experience. Speakers can benefit from the constructive feedback on offer, form valuable connections and enjoy themselves in a friendly atmosphere.

The event takes place on May 13th – if you’re interested, contact

Events dear boy, events: a roundup of UK digital health stuff this autumn

This editor accumulated vast piles of notifications when on a two week holiday recently – here is the cream of the events notified. More to follow on resources shortly.

Between 4-6th September, SECC Glasgow is holding what it claims is the first ever medical education hackathon.

On the 14th September the free-to-attend London Health Technology Forum, organised by this editor, has an evening devoted to Exits (of the financially very lucrative kind). Baker Botts’ experienced lawyers will describe with examples the different exits available to the successful entrepreneur, why it’s important to plan ahead, and what the plusses and minuses are of each type of exit. Essential knowledge if you hope to become rich from your hard work & dedication.

On 17th September, KPMG are holding a free all-day event entitled ‘Information Protection in Digital Health’ at (more…)

Upcoming international telehealth events

In summer, the mind does turn to attending conferences in more interesting places. Here are three of interest:

27-29 July: 2nd International Conference on Health Informatics and Technology, Valencia, Spain at the Melia Valencia Palacio De Congresos. Information and registration

Their sister conference is the Global Conference on Telemedicine and eHealth at the Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks. As it’s 17-19 August, in Houston, pack a personal air conditioner and dehumidifier. Otherwise, it’s a nice city with much to recommend it. Information. Both are organized by the OMICS Group.

[grow_thumb image=”” thumb_width=”125″ /]Finally, if you are looking for a startup boot camp and something truly different, here’s one with real ambiance. At M.E.S.H.–Medical Entrepreneur Startup Hospital–you’ll be camping in tents and sleeping in cots in a forest just outside of Berlin, Germany. 9-10 September. They invite investors as well–no information on if they get better tents. The objective? The fusion of humans and technology, including what gets under your skin.  Organizer is the interestingly named (and logoed) DocCheck Guano AG (above) along with KPMG and Grants4Apps.