Announcing Melbourne & Sydney Rapid Fire Round Finalists

Photo of Melbourne Rapid Fire Rounds contestants and mentors, 2019.

We’re so excited to introduce you to the stellar Sydney and Melbourne Rapid Fire Round finalist entrepreneurs who are working hard to bring health innovation to people around the world! 

  • Eldin Rostom from Diagnose, mentored by Ben Cullen (IDE Group)
  • Etta Watts Russell from Lactamo, mentored by Ann Damien (Cook Medical) 
  • Jonathan Hribar from Sound sense, mentored by Paul Moutzouris (Ingenuity Electronics Design)
  • Robert Buehrig From Cogniom, mentored by Warwick Shaw (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Neeraj Kothari from Cogniant, mentored by Hayley Quinn (Medtronic)
  • Aaya Hakeem from GenuFlex, mentored by Dr Greg Roger (Vestech)
  • Joanne Bowen from CDIFF Detection, mentored by Michelle Kleynhans (MedTech Actuator)
  • Andrew Marshall from CPAP Buddy, mentored by Andrew Crawford (Tricycle Developments)
  • Tom Logan from Wickens Medical Technologies, mentored by Brody Payne (Outerspace Design)
  • Daniel Ferrier from Rescuent, mentored by Gary Haywood (Design + Industry)
  • Maryam Soomro from Injectra, mentored by Jamal Elsheikh (MedTech Actuator)

These entrepreneurs are in good hands with our fabulous industry mentors – some of Australia’s leading product development and commercialisation experts – who will guide them in preparation for the Gala Finals.

You can cheer on finalists as they battle it out for a share in $50,000 prize money at the black-tie MedTech’s Got Talent Challenge Gala Finals in December, HeathTech’s night of nights.

Bring on the Bangalore Rapid Fire Rounds later this month – applications close next Thursday 17 October (IST)!

Thank you to our major Challenge partners and sponsors – we couldn’t do this without you: The Federal Government, The Department of Industry, Innovation & Science; The Victorian Government, The Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions; Global Victoria;  LaunchVic; Government of Karnataka; Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre; Johnson & Johnson; Cook Medical; Medtronic; K&L Gates; Vestech; IDE Group; Design + Industry; Tricycle Developments; Ingenuity Electronics Design; Outerspace Design; MiniFAB; LEAP Australia and Wave Digital.

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