In the picture, from left to right: Zoi Kantounatou (Co-founder, FutureX), Richard Gill (Managing Partner, Dentsu Aegis Network), Xinyue Bi (Technology Intern, IBM), Dr Elizabeth Fairley (Co-founder, Talking Medicines) Joy Lewis (CEO, AAI EmployAbility), David Ward (Sales Director, Newsquest), (Danielle Kelly, Director of Strategic Development, STV), Bruce Walker (Co-founder, FutureX) // Photo by Erika Stevenson
Talking Medicines brings medicines to life for improved insight into how patients take their medications. It captures the voice of the patient and reinvents the way pharmaceutical companies buy consumer insight about the who, what and why people take medicines.
"We are thrilled to have won the Startup Summit Competition," Elizabeth said. "It is fantastic timing for us as we raise our profile and mission to capture the voice of the patient and drive the effective use of medicines around the world.
"We are delighted to be partnering with media companies STV and Dentsu Aegis Network - with their support, we will have a much stronger voice." - Dr Elizabeth Fairley
Touching on her upcoming trip to Silicon Valley, Elizabeth commented: “We are excited about our trip to the US as we love the fast pace and can-do attitude there. We look forward to broadening our network, and meeting with investors and potential exit partners.”
STV’s Commercial Director Peter Reilly said: “Scotland’s entrepreneurs form a vital part of our economy, and STV is pleased to give our continued support to Startup Summit for the third year. STV is committed to driving the Scottish economy and this year’s event has been another fantastic opportunity to celebrate the role of innovation and entrepreneurship play in the country’s growth."
Zoi Kantounatou, Co-founder and CFO of FutureX, said: "Each of the finalists deserved to be on our Silicon Valley Accelerate programme. The judges had an unenviable task of choosing the winner! I am excited to have Elizabeth join the programme - I look forward to seeing where the opportunity takes her and Talking Medicines."
"Elizabeth, and each of the finalists, epitomise how tech can create a positive impact on the people around us." - Bruce Walker