Bringing together the hottest Thai startups, along with entrepreneurs, speakers and investors from around the globe to exchange ideas and perspective at the conference, Startup Thailand 2019 showcases Thailand’s potential to be the Global Startup Hub of ASEAN. Our HealthInc team was in Bangkok to see what’s going on already in health tech and how we can connect our local ecosystems to innovate globally.
Bangkok: Global Startup Hub of ASEAN
With the aspiration to become Southeast Asia’s startup hub, both the government and private sector for the past three years have joined forces to relentlessly push for the materalisation of a startup-friendly ecosystem. The effort resulted in the establishment of the National Startup Committee, Startup Thailand Centre, Innovation District, as well as the proliferation of accelerators and co-working spaces.
The Thai startup ecosystem is emerging and ready to scale. That’s the take-home message from the Startup Thailand Conference 2019 in Bangkok. Thailand set an ambitious mission to become a true startup nation.
Especially in health innovative thinkers and doers are needed to overcome the biggest challenges we’re facing today. Siem Doomernik explains HealthInc’s role in global health tech and some of the challenges facing in healthcare around the world – from chronic diseases to mental health to an ageing population.
Netherlands Represented by GROM in International Pitching Competition
Like in any startup conference on the globe, pitching is an inseparable part of Startup Thailand conferences. The status of Startup Thailand’s pitching seminars has gradually been elevated to regional level. This year, the competition got international, including the Netherlands represented by GROM.
GROM is the leading B2B workflow solution for medical devices. We are connecting clinicians who prescribe medical devices with their producers through an augmented reality-powered iOS, Android, and web platform. With instant access to their orders and integrated messaging, clinicians spend less time on logistics while focusing on (future) patients. GROM provides producers with a plug-and-play solution to streamline and automate their fulfillment processes. Aside from offering a seamless customer experience to their clinicians, they can onboard new customers in a matter of minutes with a fraction of the costs.
The State of the Medical & Health Ecosystem for Quality of life
It’s critically important to have a closer look at how the ecosystem operates today in different countries. Exchanging learnings and future visions from both the Dutch and Thai medical and health ecosystems to improve quality of life was
Laurens van Hoorn, General Manager of HealthInc, and Juk Kosalyawat, President of the Thai Healthtech Association, both presented their vision on the future state of health in the Netherlands and Thailand.
MoU signed between HealthInc and NIA
Lastly, HealthInc and NIA are happy to announce that we have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). This marks the end of the beginning and the start of a new chapter.