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About

About us

The MedTech Actuator was founded in 2018 by serial MedTech entrepreneurs and health policy experts who understood that MedTech, HealthTech and BioTech ventures require a bespoke acceleration model.

We connect the region’s broad ecosystem to empower founders to build the next wave of global MedTech, HealthTech and BioTech success stories.

Our Team

Dr Buzz Palmer
Dr Buzz Palmer
Chief Executive Officer
Dr Vishaal Kishore
Dr Vishaal Kishore
Chief Strategy Officer
Matthew Frith
Matthew Frith
Chief Commercial Officer
Sebastian Gomez
Sebastian Gomez
Chief Financial Officer
Gwendolin Mah
Gwendolin Mah
Head of International Programs
Makenzie Thomas
Makenzie Thomas
Portfolio Manager
Jarred Roache
Jarred Roache
Design Director

Some of our Industry Mentors

Ann Damien
Ann Damien
Cook Medical
Andrew Beath
Andrew Beath
Medtronic ANZ
Emma Press
Emma Press
Medtronic ANZ
Garry Dow
Garry Dow
Medtronic ANZ
James Collins
James Collins
Cook Medical
Jeremy Lowe
Jeremy Lowe
Cook Medical
John Smith
John Smith
Cook Medical
Kevin Falzon
Kevin Falzon
Medtronic ANZ
Natalie Lawandi
Natalie Lawandi
Medtronic ANZ
Steve Grimmer
Steve Grimmer
Cook Medical
Tiffany Burleigh
Tiffany Burleigh
Cook Medical
Elane Zelcer
Elane Zelcer
BioMelbourne Network & BioConsult
Dr Megan Robertson
Dr Megan Robertson
St Vincent’s Health Australia
Bronwyn Le Grice
Bronwyn Le Grice
ANDHealth
Matt Godden
Matt Godden
Australian Healthcare Solutions
Toby McSweeney
Toby McSweeney
MTASK Consulting
Anabela Correia
Anabela Correia
Livac
Kyall Walker
Kyall Walker
Bupa ANZ
Jamie Stanistreet
Jamie Stanistreet
Medtronic ANZ
Caroline Popper
Caroline Popper
Popper and Company
Brenda Lee
Brenda Lee
EY
Eddie Walker
Eddie Walker
FB Rice
Anna Bellamy-McIntyre
Anna Bellamy-McIntyre
EY
Ken Walz
Ken Walz
Popper & Company
Matt Gould
Matt Gould
EY
Nairy Baghdikian
Nairy Baghdikian
Cogentum
Nick Opie
Nick Opie
Synchron Inc
Rachel Hooke
Rachel Hooke
FB Rice
Wayne Jarvis
Wayne Jarvis
Coloplast
Professor Andrew Wilks
Professor Andrew Wilks
Synthesis Med Chem
Tina Soulis
Tina Soulis
Neuroscience Trials Australia

Experts in Residence

Vincent Garvey
Vincent Garvey
Ellen Medical Devices Pty Ltd
Pierre Lonchampt
Pierre Lonchampt
Diapason
Pete Saunders
Pete Saunders
Health Delivered
Penelope Lane
Penelope Lane
Vert & Or
Patrick Butler
Patrick Butler
Monash Business School
Margaret Wright
Margaret Wright
RLDatix
Julie Von Grum
Julie Von Grum
CROW Clinical
Irene Kourtis
Irene Kourtis
Clinnovate Consulting
Graham Mclean
Graham Mclean
APACMed, MTAA and AMDD
David Grayden
David Grayden
University of Melbourne
Braden Moore
Braden Moore
Culture Amp
Arthur Brandwood
Arthur Brandwood
ARCS Australia
Adam Bilney
Adam Bilney
MedTechVic
Elane Zelcer
Elane Zelcer
BioMelbourne Network & BioConsult
Dr Johannes Mang
Dr Johannes Mang
General Manager, Vanguard
Professor Andrew Wilks
Professor Andrew Wilks
Synthesis Med Chem

Entrepreneurs in Residence

Cameron Keating
Cameron Keating
Tas MedTech Lab

Clinicians in Residence

Sophie Turner
Sophie Turner
Clinical Nurse turned Product Manager
Jonathan Crowston
Jonathan Crowston
Centre for Vision Research, Singapore National Eye Centre.