DocCheck Guano inspired founders, investors and speakers
Cologne, 22 Sep 2015 – Participants from ten countries met in Berlin for this year’s M.E.S.H Camp. The camp prepared startups for their battle on the market by providing contacts, know-how and presentations on all the important aspects relating to the foundation of an enterprise in the healthcare sector. The speeches by entrepreneur Dr Daniel Kraft and biohacker Tim Cannon from the U.S. were the meeting’s highlights.
The medals are awarded and the flag is brought down – this year’s M.E.S.H Camp is over. Participants from ten countries met from 9 to 10 Sep 2015 at the international startup camp in Berlin. Startup companies from the healthcare sector had the opportunity to meet international speakers and gain an insight into financing, marketing, the healthcare system, law and human resource management. Mentors answered questions in face-to-face coaching sessions. In the morning, participants were getting ready for the day with some trumpeting and drill instructions. Networking was possible around an open-fire BBQ.
The presentations by the speakers Daniel Kraft and Tim Cannon from the U.S. were the event’s highlights, making an inspiring connection between technology, man and medicine. While biohacker Tim Cannon physically merges with technology through implants, Daniel Kraft presented many examples and gadgets delivering an insight into the possible future of medicine.
Winners of the pitch competition, where eleven startup teams competed in different pitches, was the Austrian startup “HappyMed”. They offer a system to support patients suffering from anxiety. The vitamin-testing device “Vitameter” from Canada, which provides results in just a few minutes, came in second. The Slovenian startup “Doctrina”, which is geared at pharmacists, took third place.
The tents were jam-packed, the speakers and the audience were thrilled: “We intended to throw a hand grenade at conventional boardroom pitches. And we succeeded,” says the camp’s initiator Frank Antwerpes.