Discovery Entrepreneurs MedTech Silicon Valley Programme

27 November – 03 December 2016

Technology is rapidly changing the healthcare industry and enabling individuals to spend less time in the doctor's office. This year alone, millions of American consumers will have their first video consults, receive prescriptions through health apps, manage medical expenses and use their smartphones as personal diagnostic tools. Over the past three years, the healthcare venture industry has generated $55 billion for Limited Partners back to investors, with $1.76 billion alone invested in Biopharma in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Discovery, in partnership with En-novate, is taking a first-ever trip to Silicon Valley, USA for for South Africa's most innovative tech-enabled health and wellness Enterprises. Our weeklong trip will look at how technology is transforming the American healthcare system, new innovations designed for emerging market consumers, and alternative approaches to venture capital.

Discovery Entrepreneurs MedTech Silicon Valley Programme is a new and innovative Enterprise and Supplier Development support offering by Discovery. The programme objectives are to provide local medtech entrepreneurs with the opportunity to network and learn in a global market, as well as gain access to tailored support for business growth.

The selected entrepreneurs will spend a week in the San Francisco Bay area exploring the latest in global technology-driven innovation. Programme participants will also be provided with pre and post trip business development support and facilitated access to procurement, supply chain and investment opportunities within Discovery.


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