The Digital Health Chats Podcast

A person-centric discussion of key trends in global digital health with occasional interviews with key members of the digital health community. Presented by Kateryna Portmann and Baron Armah-Kwantreng.

Digital Health Founders – Dr Karen Morton on a Mission for Women’s Health – Bonus Episode: Embarking on The Mission

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This bonus episode charts gynaecologist and obstetrician Dr Karen Morton’s journey from humble origins via “wonderful teachers” to the 11 plus exam and education at Croydon High School for Girls.  Karen tells us her “huge adventure and mission” in health began with a school travel prize to assist Dr Richard Evans at an obstetrician clinic in Tanzania. 

Digital Health Founders – Dr Karen Morton on a Mission for Women’s Health

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 “Just a doctor,” Karen describes devising practical health solutions like Dr Morton’s Gynae Travel Packs and collaborating with Kateryna on a pioneering menopause in the workplace digital app. 

 

 

 

Digital Health Founders’ Bootcamp – Module 6: Soft Skills – How to be a successfully human manager: Bonus Materials

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Hear how Lucy Jung, CEO of Charco, became a founder with a vision to alleviate the daily impact of Parkinson’s. Lucy explains how cultural and language issues affect her daily use soft skills to implement her team’s vision. Join us! Subscribe to, rate and comment on our podcast.

Digital Health Founders’ Bootcamp – Module 6: Soft Skills – How to be a successfully human manager.

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Start-Up founders can’t do it all on their own. To succeed, they will need to build and
rely on a talented team to deliver on the start-up’s goals. Charco CEO Lucy Jung joins us to explain
how she uses soft skills on a daily basis to help bring their vision of alleviating Parkinson’s symptoms
to life. Subscribe to our podcast, ratings and comments welcome!

Digital Health Founders’ Bootcamp – Module 5: Business Operations – How to successfully organise and run your start up.

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We look at Business Operations and developing a sustainable business entity. How to develop product and services, manage finances, legal, accounting and tax issues, and how to acquire and retain the best talent. A must-listen for any founder hoping their product or service will change the world. And for businesses wanting to work with promising start ups. Join us and subscribe, rate and comment to our podcast!

Digital Health Founders’ Bootcamp – Module 4: Fundraising – How to nail that all-important investment.

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No start-up, however promising, will get far without regular top ups of funding.In this module, we look at the different types of investors in the market and cover an overview of the fundraising cycle. Maybe not Kateryna's favourite but an essential skill for founders, needing early planning to pitch to funders and investors. Join us! Subscribe to and rate our podcast.

Digital Health Founders’ Bootcamp – Module 3: Business Model – Finding the right model for your business

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Module 3 feedback: “That’s a lot of good information in 32 minutes.” Business Model, can be the most rewarding, as “When you get it right and gain some revenues, you start to feel successful!”  Start-ups need to remain flexible during the Business Model as often the Value Proposition turns out to be completely different than they first thought! Next week fundraising. Join us! 

Digital Health Founders’ Bootcamp – Module 2: Go to Market – A strategy for success!

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Thank you for your support so far! Shout out to the finance professional encouraged by Episode 1 to explore a career change! Episode 3 is module 2 of our digital health founders’ Bootcamp. Kateryna walks through how start-ups can go towards market noting different challenges across countries and for software and device manufacturers. This is Kateryna’s favourite stage as founders move from ideas to planning a business. Join us!

Digital Health Founders’ Bootcamp – Module I: Ideation - So you think you have a good idea?!

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Episode 1 Kateryna’s: A Life in Digital Health had 120 downloads and overwhelmingly positive feedback. Episode 2 starts a Boot Camp mini-series for digital health founders. Module I: Ideation challenges founders on idea validation for beneficiaries and commercial viability. We then cover Go to Market / Business Model / Fundraising / Business Operations / Leadership Soft Skills. This is a must-listen for digital health founders and industry players. Join us!

Digital Health Chats: Episode 1: Kateryna Portmann - A Life in Digital Health

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A person-centric discussion of key trends in digital health by Kateryna Portmann and Baron Armah-Kwantreng. Episode 1 follows Kateryna's career from Hong Kong to London to her dream job in neuro-robotics in Zurich. From founding a promising travel start-up in her native Kiev to successfully helping a mentee start up raise £500,000 from Innovate UK this is a dynamic and wide-ranging debut. Join us!

 

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