Healthtech was the eleventh theme of Startups Watch’s Demo Day. The online event was on 24 November, where Serkan Ünsal was the moderator of the event.
According to the World Health Organization, healthtech is "the use of structured knowledge and skills in the form of equipment, medications, vaccinations, procedures, and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve people's quality of life."
Both the main speaker and the jury of the online event was Berktuğ İncekaş of Eczacıbaşı Momentum. Serkan invited Berktuğ to the stage to learn more about the vision of Eczacıbaşı on healthtech. As we all know, Eczacıbaşı’s core sectors are building products, consumer products, mining, and healthcare. Eczacıbaşı Momentum is a corporate venture capital fund founded in late 2019. They aim to reach startups in the sectors they are into and benefit both society and startups. As Eczacıbaşı Momentum has two ways of investing: one as an LP to funds or directly to startups. Yet they have invested in 11 startups, and their investment range differs from E-commerce to healthtech, from edtech to fintechs. He explained their thoughts on the future of healthtech and toward the pandemic and how their whole vision to the health sector across the globe has a holistic approach. He says the three stages of investments that we see are staying healthy, treatment, and the aftercare stage. Lastly, he adds that they can see the digitalization of health worldwide.
Now, the online event series is making it to the end. The eleventh Demo Day of the online events we have come through is one down and one to go. Let’s check the selected ten startups:
Vagustim Bioelectronics - Ali Can Erk: Vagustim Bioelectronics is a digital Bioelectronic Medicine health tech company specializing in researching and developing wearable neuromodulation devices. They create safe and effective products and therapies with our expertise on Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) for crucial health problems of people.
Creates technology that makes diabetic retinopathy examination easily accessible for everyone.
Umayana Biyoteknoloji - Hülya Dağöttüren: Umayana is an invention and cure for wounds that are difficult to heal and treat for prevention/treatment with encapsulated molecules and clean formulations. They offer a real solution with their discovery.
TECHNOTOPIA - Mert Alagözlü: Technotopia is an invention that provides real-time disinfection of exhaled air. It is a multi-purpose electronic mask, which protects and immunizes the user by delivering disinfection of the air.
Becure - İsmail Uzun: BeCure provides new generation rehabilitation services with a set of virtual reality-based active video games that may also be referred to as “gamification,” proposing a “Personalized Healthcare Adaptable Video Games” system. It offers a carefully
directed well-focused rehabilitation program enabling physical and cognitive rehabilitation everywhere.
Stratejik Yenilikçi Girişimler (RMS Vertigo) - Prof. Dr. Tarık Özkul: RMS Vertigo’s main focus is the movement of the crystals inside the ear. They are developing products to detect and cure vertigo like the spot on the mark.
Legna Medikal Teknoloji (StomB) - Onur Tekeli: Legna focuses on unresolved issues in Medical Technologies to eliminate limits of life with responsibility, creativity, and passion. StomB makes evacuation voluntary, leakage, odor, gas congestion, etc. It is the only solution that eliminates the problems that occur.
The Future Natural - Mısra Berna Özdemir: The project of The Future Natural is Natural Origin Lubricant (Lubricant) Gel which will work in all clinics integrated with the devices such as Laser, Ultrasound, etc.