On November 16th, Beanstalks – a global competition aimed at recognising and rewarding teams who are looking to make a positive impact in healthcare – kick-started with an opening speech from Mike Biselli, the founder of Catalyst HTI. With 3 categories to enter – pollen, seedling and sprout – the competition has received over a hundred applications globally and 13 finalists were invited to pitch their ideas at the GIANT Health Event.

We’re proud to announce the following startups as the Beanstalks winners:

 

Pollen (Idea) Stage Winner: VisusNano

visus-nanoVisusNano is a biotechnology start-up company developing a drug-eluting intraocular lens, for use in patients undergoing cataract surgery. By improving patient outcomes, obviating the need for eye drops after surgery, and avoiding a second surgical procedure, our project has the potential to revolutionise cataract surgery in both the human and veterinary markets.

Website: http://www.visusnano.com/

Twitter: @VisusNano

Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/joanna-gould-97666251

Seedling (Prototype) Winner: Cupris

cuprisCupris provides a unique solution that enables clinical examination and communication through an app, web platform and smartphone-connected medical devices. The Cupris Health Platform enables the secure and patient-controlled sharing of medical history and clinical images to remotely receive a diagnosis or a second opinion and better monitor patients’ conditions.

Website: http://www.cupris.com/

Twitter: @CuprisHealth

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cupris-limited

 

Sprout (Startups with funding) Stage Winner: Admetsys

admetsysAdmetsys is an innovative biomedical technology company that has developed the world’s first artificial pancreas system for use in hospital and surgical care. Admetsys’ treatment technology and supplementary remote monitoring products provide hospitals with full automation of glucose monitoring and treatment, significantly advancing the standard of diabetic control, and offering the precision and repeatability required by hospitals worldwide for this critical aspect of patient care.

Website: www.admetsys.com

Twitter: @admetsys

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/admetsys

 

Many congratulations to the three Beanstalks winners from each category!

Beanstalks has been a huge success with a full turnout of over 150 people on the day. We are extremely grateful to our main sponsors – Reckitt Benckiser, Lansons and Nabarro. Also, many thanks to those who volunteered to give mentorship to Beanstalks winners. Last, but not least, many thanks to the Beanstalks leadership team and Beanstalks judges.

 

Judges

Manoj Ramachandran (Orthopaedic Surgeon/Tech Entrepreneur; Founder of Viz.ai)

Odeh Odeh (Orthopaedic Surgeon, MBA)

Nick Aresti (Orthopaedic surgeon, Clinical Fellow, Independent Medical Consultant)

Fransesc Malagelada (Orthopaedic Surgeon, Founder of ASIRU)

Ashish Patel (Investor Manager, Mercia Technologies)

Divya Tongya (Founder of Smart Value Ventures, India)

Bauke Anninga (COO, Innovation Forum; Director of New Ventures, Cambridge Squared)

 

SPONSORS

nabarrorb

lansons

                                                         MENTORS

Manoj Ramachandran (Orthopaedic Surgeon/Tech Entrepreneur; Founder of Viz.ai)

Odeh Odeh (Orthopaedic Surgeon, MBA)

Nick Aresti (Orthopaedic surgeon, Clinical Fellow, Independent Medical Consultant)

Fransesc Malagelada (Orthopaedic Surgeon, Founder of ASIRU)

Pramod Achan

Ashish Patel (Investor Manager, Mercia Technologies)

Jane Kroese (PR Account Director, KISS Communication)

Alban Remy (Technology and Life Science Specialist, London & Partners)

Geoff Clapp (Healthcare Entrepreneur, Mentor and Advisor)

Denise Silber (Founder of Basil Strategies and Doctor 2.0)

Maximilian Döelle (Founder of Kazendi)

Mike Biselli (Founder, Catalyst HTI)

 

PARTNERS

kiss                                    biotechspert

           KISS Communication                                                                 BiotechSpert

catalyst-hti                           londonpartners

                      Catalyst HTI                                                                 London&Partners