Start-Up Podium® Programme

Programme for Start-Up Podium® (11 – 13 Sep)
Venue: Start-Up Park Stage

Time Programme
10.00 Networking
11.00 Setting the Pace
By Muthu Singaram, Founder, Start-up Podium®
11.15 In the Spotlight: The Difference between Healthcare and Life-Sciences Start-Ups and Other High Technology Start-Ups
By Kanpassorn Suriyasangpetch, D.D.S., Founder, Ooca
11.45 In the Spotlight: Areas Medical and Life Science Start-Ups Should Pay Attention
By Suthaporm Lumlertgul, Emergency Medicine, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
12.15 In Conversation: The Progress of Healthcare and Life Sciences in the Last Decade
Muthu Singaram with Jirut Wattoom, Program Manager, Sprint Accelerator
12.45 Lunch Break

How Healthcare Start-Ups can leverage on MNC and Hospitals

Moderator: Muthu Singaram


  • Bert Grobben, CEO, Budding Innovations Pte Ltd
  • Chris Hardesty, Director, Life Sciences Practice, KPMG Singapore
2.30 In Conversation: Women in MedTech and Life Sciences Start-ups
Prathistha Jain with Dr. Rina Patramanon, Founder, Youth Meter
3.00 In the Spotlight: Challenges in Building a Distribution Network in Healthcare
By Jan Rask Christensen, Head of Client Development, Zuellig Pharma Limited
3.30 In Conversation: Role of Management Graduates in HealthCare Start-Ups
Muthu Singaram with Dr. Poomporn Thamsatitdej, Director of MU Business Incubator, College of Management, Mahidol University
4.00 In Conversation: Advances in Point of Care Technology
Muthu Singaram with Max Fayans, Chembio Diagnostic Systems Inc

Challenges facing MedTech companies: A Regional Perspective

Moderator: Tom Mitchell, President, Messe Düsseldorf North America


  • Masahide AZUMA, Senior Coordinator (for Medical Device), Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe
  • Rajiv Nath, Forum Coordinator, AIMED
  • Advantage Austria
5.00pm onwards Networking
Time Programme
10.00 Networking
11.00 Vibazone Presentation
11.15 Presentations by Start-Up Park Exhibitors
11.45 In the Spotlight: An Electronic Health Record on Blockchain
By Sathapon Patanakuha, Founder, BlockMD
12.15 In the Spotlight: How Co-Working Spaces Can Help Medical and Life Sciences Start-Ups
By Dr. Kakanand Srungboonmee, Center of Data Mining and Biomedical Informatics, Faculty of Medical Technology, Mahidol University
12.45 Lunch Break

MedTech Opportunities in Southeast Asia

Moderator: Tom Mitchell, President, Messe Düsseldorf North America


  • Norman Dzulkarnain Nasri, Trade Commissioner/Counsellor, MATRADE, Malaysia
  • Speaker from Thailand and Indonesia TBC
2.30 In Conversation: Meticuly meticulously designs and produces patient specific implant using 3D printing technology
Prathistha Jain with Boonrat Lohwongwatan, Meticuly
3.00 In the Spotlight: Interference factors of Blood Glucose Monitoring System Testing
By Julie Zhou, Vivachek Labs
3.30 In the Spotlight: How Agriculture Start-Ups Can Make a Difference in Healthcare
By Vanicha Puttiteerachote, Marketing Manager, Porak and Tospol Puttiteerachote, Founder & Engineer, Porak
4.00 In the Spotlight: A Remote Diabetes Monitoring Application
By Phongchai Petsanghan, Founder, Diamate
4.30 In Conversation: Challenges In Building A Distribution Network In Healthcare
Prathistha Jain with Barbara Slotten, Sr. Manager, Marketing and Inside Sales, Ohio Medical
5.00pm onwards Networking
Time Programme
10.00 Networking
11.00 Prathistha Jain In Conversation: Women Start-ups
11.30 Muthu Singaram In Conversation with Start-Ups
12.00 Muthu Singaram In Conversation with Incubators
12.30pm onwards Networking

*Programme is subject to change.

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