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Demystifying Investing in the HealthTech Sector – Victoria

27 July, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Demystifying Investing in the HealthTech Sector – Victoria
Demystifying Investing in the HealthTech Sector – Join us for this unique MTPConnect Investor event in Melbourne!

Investor-only Workshop 2022

It is our pleasure to invite you to MTPConnect REDI Demystifying Investing in the HealthTech Sector workshop and networking event for investors.

Join us in Melbourne on Wednesday 27 July for a 3-hour in-person workshop followed by networking. Meet and connect with other healthtech investment specialists and investors.

Registration opens at 1:30pm for a 2:00pm start.

Why attend?

  • Hear from investors and experts in the Medtech, Biotech and Pharmaceutical (MTP) sector
  • Improve your knowledge about the benefits and risks of investing in MTP companies
  • Learn to assess investment opportunities
  • Meet with fellow investors and grow your network

The event is open to all investors seeking to increase their knowledge of the MTP sector and is free of charge.

Seats are strictly limited and for investors-only.


  • 1:30pm – Registration
  • 2:00-3:35pm – Workshop: Rob McInnes and Richard Dale
  • 3:35-3:55pm – Venture Capital Speaker: What to look for when investing
  • 3:55-4:10pm – Break
  • 4:10-5:00pm – Panel Discussion
  • 5:00-6:00pm – Networking and canapés

About the speakers:

Rob McInnes is a Committee member of Sydney Angels, and the Principal of his solo law practice Rob McInnes IP Advisory, which he founded after working for 30 years in large law and patent attorney firms. He specialises in IP transactions and advises clients on the management and commercialisation of IP rights and due diligence on the IP positions of technology start-ups.

Rob holds a degree in chemistry and has been an in-house Manager of IP and Technology Transfer with a multinational company. He is an active angel investor with more than 20 portfolio companies, a Limited Partner in several VC funds, and a volunteer mentor at a number of start-up programs.

For the past decade Rob has been ranked as Australia’s most highly recommended patent and technology licensing lawyer, but these days he is trying to do less law and more investing.

Richard Dale is based in Sydney and has more than 30 years’ experience in top-tier management consulting, new venture development, venture capital, and R&D engineering. Since 2005 he has been a self-employed independent licensed adviser (Dale Advisers Pty Ltd AFSL 298916), providing strategy and funding solutions to Australian technology companies, from spinouts and startups, up to medium-size private companies with global opportunities.

As Partner NSW Universities for Campus Plus Pty Ltd, Richard also helps universities with their commercialisation process and projects, including spin-outs, and researcher and industry engagement.

Richard is heavily involved in the start-up ecosystem in a pro-bono capacity as co-founder and committee member of Sydney Angels, an angel group established in 2008. Its 120 members invest through a team-based process in innovative early-stage companies with high growth potential (83 to date, $33M directly invested, attracting a further $460M). Early-stage investments in medical technology startups include Atomo Diagnostics and Clarity Pharmaceuticals, both now ASX listed companies.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Engineering with 1st Class Honours from the University of Western Australia, and an MBA from London Business School.

Duncan Jones has spent his professional life at the bleeding edge of genomics/ proteomics instrumentation – working in development, sales, and marketing for the best part of 30 years.

His most recent, relevant experience has been as Group Manager of Melbourne Angels, which he joined as an investor member in 2015. Later that year, Duncan also took on the role of organising and managing the group’s activities.

Over the last seven years, Duncan has been exposed to the very best of startup companies including Rome2Rio, Livac, Vayeron, Mindsets and Zedelef. He has listened to their dreams, aspirations, plans and pitches. The ones that didn’t make the Melbourne Angels cut, were told exactly where they needed to lift their game and then come back for further review and input.

Duncan has a personal portfolio of seven investments and is looking to add more. Four of his investments are in medtech/life sciences.

Demystifying Investing in the HealthTech Sector – Victoria

For further information please get in touch with Jarrod Belcher, Director REDI Initiative, on +61 402 456 301 or at [email protected].

DISCLAIMER: The material in this workshop is intended to provide a general summary only and should not be relied on as a substitute for legal or other professional advice. You should obtain your own legal or other professional advice.


The Westin Melbourne
205 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia

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