11 OCTOBER 2019
Zak Landers and Tom Logan from Wickens Medical Technologies are passionate about improving quality of life with transformative technology. They’re on a mission to help people recover faster from knee injury, with real-time gyroscopic and sensor-based movement mapping and feedback.
As finalists in the recent MedTech’s Got Talent Challenge Melbourne Rapid Fire Rounds, Zak and Tom will now have the opportunity to work alongside their new mentor, Brody Payne from Outerspace, an industry leader in technological engineering.
Brody will be working closely with the team in the lead up to the black-tie Gala Finals in December, where Zak and Tom will compete for a share in $50,000 prize money and entry to the MedTech Actuator Accelerator Program.
For Zak, the most beneficial aspect of the program so far has been the feedback and support.
“Having some of the most influential community members share their experiences and provide first-basis support to our team has been invaluable to our journey so far.”
For aspiring entrepreneurs out there with a MedTech or HealthTech idea, Zak says it’s important to truly believe in the cause you’re contributing towards.
“Understand that setbacks are par for the course, and that the contribution you’re making – no matter how big – is valuable,” says Zak.
Congrats, Tom and Zak! Outerspace and our team at the MedTech Actuator are cheering you on in your startup journey and wish you all the very best for a stellar performance in the Gala Finals!
If you know any HealthTech or MedTech startups based in India, be sure to let them know that applications close next Thu 17 Oct at 12pm (IST) for MedTech’s Got Talent Challenge India. They’ll compete in Rapid Fire Rounds in Bangalore – top teams will compete in the Melbourne Gala Finals!
You can be part of the action too on this night of nights – book your tickets now!
For more information about the MedTech’s Got Talent Challenge, contact Jamal Elsheikh, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.