For all of you waiting to join the Doctorpreneurs Network once it’s up and running – here’s a great way to start getting connected right now – the new Doctorpreneurs LinkedIn Group! Plenty of interesting posts and links to forthcoming events have gone up already so do join here.


Doctorpreneurs is a networking group for medics and other professionals interested in tackling important problems in healthcare through innovation and entrepreneurship.


Who should join:

  • Medic-entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurs and professionals from other backgrounds (technology, design, business, finance etc) interested in healthcare innovation
  • Medical students and doctors who wish to: learn more about entrepreneurship and innovation, discover ways to get involved, access support to take their ideas forward or work with startups as a medical expert
  • Investors interested in connecting with healthcare entrepreneurs
  • Professional advisors – legal, IP, accounting etc.


Events and Offers


TEDMED, Washington DC, 10th-13th April 2012

Full- and Half-Scholarships

TEDMED on April 10th-13th promises to be an incredible experience, with groundbreaking ideas and inspiration galore! 1000 Healthcare pioneers and leaders from across the globe will gather in Washington DC to listen to 50 inspirational speakers and discuss, explore and celebrate the future of health and medicine.

Tickets are $4,950 but there are a limited number of full- and half-scholarships still available for innovators and leaders at the front line of health, startups, non-profits and medical students.


Innovations and Investments in Healthcare, Berlin Summit, 26th-27th April 2012

20% Discount for Doctorpreneurs Readers

With 33 speakers from across the globe, topics covered will include mobile health, lean healthcare and patient self-management. It will also be a fantastic opportunity to network with Startups, MedTech and Pharma, Regulators, Payors and Providers. For a 20% discount use the promotional code doctorpreneurs when registering here.



Doctors 2.0, Paris 23rd-24th May & Medicine X, Palo Alto, 28-20th September

Double Ticket Offer





This is a great opportunity to attend two fantastic conferences covering Health 2.0 and the convergence of medicine and emerging technologies, with a $500 total reduction from the combined ticket prices.

Check out the websites for more details – Doctors 2.0 and Medicine X – and book your special offer dual-ticket here



NHS Hack Day 2012, 26th-27th May 2012

Posted on the Doctorpreneurs LinkedIn Group this week by Dr Carl Richards

Geek who loves the NHS? If you’ve not heard here’s some blurb on NHS Hack Day

Event: NHS Hack Day

Two-day healthcare software development day, 26-27 May 2012

Dr Carl Reynolds, current FMLM Clinical Fellow based at the National
Patient Safety Agency, is convening ‘NHS Hack Day 2012’, a two-day
software development event that aims to bring doctors, healthcare
providers and web developers together to devise IT solutions and
innovations for use in healthcare provision.

Started from a realisation that “NHS IT and digital services are not
improving quickly enough”, the ‘hack day’ (industry slang for
‘software development day’) encourages healthcare professionals and
organisations to raise issues, challenges and problems they experience
in their work, in order to work with software developers to devise
technological solutions.

Supporters of the event include Sir Muir Gray, Sir Liam Donaldson, Sir
Bruce Keogh, Guardian journalist Ben Goldacre, and FMLM Founding
Director Peter Lees.

The conference takes place on 26-27th May 2012 at University of London
Union. For further information visit the NHS Hack Day website: or follow on twitter @nhshackday


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