As a youngster, Saturday afternoon’s meant watching the A-Team. My favourite character was Hanibal, the ex-army colonel who always had a plan, and a cigar, to hand. The others all had some issue or another; BA’s poor people skills, Murdoch’s mental health challenges and Face’s loose morals. But, it was clear why Hannibal needed them. He couldn’t get the job done on his own. They had mission critical skills that he did not. He needed his team.
So you are a potential Health Tech founder. You have a great idea and a plan to make it a success. Now things get complicated. The next steps will involve forming a company, handling investments and accounts, developing software or physical products, marketing and dealing with staff… It will be impossible to know how, or have the time, to do all of these things effectively without help…
You need to form a team.
Welcome back for part 3 of my 5 part series about the Health Technology Startup scene. These posts are based on my notes and reflections from the Doctorpreneurs Day Conference held at St Thomas Hospital London on Saturday 5th November 2016.
Whether you are a medic thinking about developing a health innovation outside of the NHS, or simply looking for fresh ideas about how to implement change within the health service, there is a lot which can be learned from the Tech Startup scene. Please see the other posts in this series.
- Anatomy of a Doctorpreneur ⅕ – The Founder – Catch up here!
- Anatomy of a Doctorpreneur ⅖ – The Idea –Catch up here!
- Anatomy of a Doctorpreneur ⅗ – The Team – You’re reading it!
- Anatomy of a Doctorpreneur ⅘ – The Funding – Catch up here!
- Anatomy of a Doctorpreneur 5/5 – The Pitch – Coming soon
Today we will examine that most vital piece of the anatomy of a medical startup…