Local Gippsland digital start-up Dystech has been shortlisted to participate in the largest MedTech challenge in Australia. Dystech is currently developing an app to allow the early assessment of dyslexia using artificial intelligence.
Now in its 5th year, “MedTech’s Got Talent” is part of Australia’s largest medical device accelerator program. The program is a unique entrepreneurship challenge supporting emerging entrepreneurs to develop and refine skills in pitching a business concept, developing a technology roadmap and launching commercialisation activities for their medical technology innovations. There is no charge to participate, and participants tap into real resources such as expertise, networking and funding to ideally position themselves for start-up success.
“We have been selected as one of 40 startups, 20 in Victoria, and 20 in NSW to participate in the challenge. We are one of the few regional startups in the program, so we are very excited to find out that we have been selected,” says Hugo Richards, Co-founder CEO of Dystech. “It is simply a big achievement for us to be recognised when our app is still in the development stage. We are attending the first pitch showcase to be held on 2nd of October and from there we hope to be selected to go onto the final pitch showcase in December, where 5 finalists will obtain $10,000 to help them further the development of their ideas.”
Hugo says it will be extremely beneficial to be a part of the MedTech Challenge, “We will get to learn so much more about the MedTech industry in Australia, networking with others who are doing great things in MedTech, as well as being mentored by experts in the field,” Hugo says. This comes at a busy time for Dystech, who have also been invited to Singapore by Amazon, to pitch their Dystech app to EdTech investors. Hugo says that with support from Amazon they will better be able to understand the privacy rules and regulations surrounding the development of their app.
Dystech is creating the world’s first assessment app for dyslexia using artificial intelligence. They are a team of passionate academics and entrepreneurs united by this one shared goal, envisioning a future where this dyslexia assessment is available to all children around the world, and they hope Gippsland will join them on this mission. You can find out more about the MedTech Challenge at www.medtechchallenge.com and Dystech at www.dystech.com.au