Christopher Kommatas Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting 2016

Christopher Kommatas

Chris is a health technology entrepreneur and advocate for Australia’s digital health startup ecosystem. He is the co-founder and Director of LanewayLabs@Agnes, Australia’s first dedicated digital health collaborative workspace in Melbourne. A native of New York City, Chris relocated to Australia in 2009 after spending 8 years in senior management roles with global pharmaceutical companies in the US and UK. During this time he gained a passion for technology whilst launching ‘world-first’ innovations in Multiple Sclerosis, Prostate Cancer and Precious Puberty in children. Chris’ commitment and dedication to fostering collaborative health technology communities was realised in 2013, when he established StartUp HealthTech, Australia’s premier early-stage health technology network. Building a community with over 2200 members (and growing) was not easy. Done, mostly, by the ‘smell of an oily rag’ personal investment and support from select sponsors and individuals, he has experienced the ‘hard yards’ and will share experience and insight in alternate funding sources.

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