By Denise Silber
I am delighted to be heading a panel on an exciting topic, with some great colleagues: Frank Antwerpes, Michael Seres, Ronan Le Quéré at Stanford Medicine X September 16-18. The session is at 10:55 AM Pacific time on Saturday, September 17th.
Here’s the abstract of the session.
Will most digital health start-ups go global, or even trans-Atlantic? How should they raise the funds to do so?
The digital health start-up sector was not very international at the outset. Various factors kept many companies’ perspectives national, whether because healthcare practices were seen to be too local, or national and international regulations too great a barrier to entry. This has been changing in recent years, as some digital health companies have expanded beyond their borders. We’ve put together a diverse and exciting panel of people experienced with the issues of globalization, to interact with participants on the following:Is international expansion an exception or part of a rising trend in digital health? Which services are priority candidates for internationalization? How are digital health companies raising funds for operations beyond their original borders? At what stage of their operation should the expansion begin?
The panel will include:
- Denise Silber, an American in Paris, eHealth pioneer, president of Basil Strategies, and founder of Doctors 2.0 & You, the first patient-included international digital health conference in Europe
- Dr. Frank Antwerpes, from Germany, originally a dentist, founder of both DocCheck, Europe’s largest online health professional community and of Guano, European seed-fund and network
- Michael J Seres, from the UK, ePatient, blogger, founder of 11 Health, the award-winning connected health start-up for ostomy care, and Stanford Medicine X entrepreneur in residence
- Ronan Le Quere, from France, managing director of Interaction Healthcare and driving global expansion for the MedicActiV digital clinical case simulation platform.
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