Beanstalks 2017

Beanstalks Winners 2017

Gamal Albinsaid

George Frodsham

Krzysztof Potempa

Garbage Clinical Insurance, Indonesia
MediSieve Limited, United Kingdom
Braincures, United Kingdom
Category: Public Health
CMS Healthcare startup of the year 2017
Category: Mental Health
Garbage Clinical Insurance (GCI) is a micro health insurance program which uses recyclable waste as a financial resource. With this program, the community is able to pay for clinical services by using garbage as payment to an insurance scheme.

MediSieve have recently been announced winners of the CMS Healthcare Startup of the Year Award 2017 in the Beanstalks competition. This news was announced at the GIANT Health Event, held at the Old Truman Brewery in London from 8-10 November. The prestigious award, now in its second year, was given to the startup medical company for their advances in magnetic blood filtration. The Beanstalk Awards are a competition for startup companies with ideas, prototypes or advancements in the medical sector. The awards aim to celebrate, encourage and reward innovation within the medical sector, where entrepreneurs are making great strides towards actionable advances in technology in order to tackle some of our biggest diseases and conditions we are facing in today's world.

Today brain diseases lack treatments and affect at least 1 in 10 people worldwide and their families. BRAINCURES, a London-based biotech startup and winner of the Beanstalks 2017 Best Mental Health Startup Award at the annual Giant Health conference, is on mission to make global policies on mental health a reality with its molecular code for brain function. The company is driven by Dr. Krzysztof Potempa, a neuroscientist and systems biologist with over 10 years of experience in decoding biology from big data in academia and industry. Showcasing its work outcomes since August 2016, BRAINCURES presented how it can transform big data into smart data and solutions that include treatments and diagnostics for brain diseases.

Brian Corbett

Sahil Gupta

Abdel Mahmoud

Crossbridge Scientific Ltd, United Kingdom
Soundskrit, Canada
Yara Health, United Kingdom
Category: Sprout
Category: Seedling
Category: Pollen
Crossbridge was founded to put the “science” into sports science. Our objective is to use robust, well researched, science and technology to the benefit of athletes, coaches and sports scientists. KuduSmart is our first product, delivering a simple and effective way to measure sweat rate. Crossbridge founder, Brian Corbett, is an enthusiastic sports person and coach (rowing, cycling and endurance running) with a long and successful history in the tech world. As a mentor with Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds, Brian was introduced to Dr Christof Schwiening who had developed an innovative technique to measure sweating efficiency and immediately saw the potential for the technology.

Cupris was founded by Jules Hamann , a Consultant ENT Surgeon, and Paul Thomas , an award-winning designer and entrepreneur, to develop medical devices that exploit smartphone technology to improve healthcare communication. Jules felt that a significant proportion of the patients he saw in clinic could be cared for without coming to see him in person. We believe that smartphone technology can enable examinations to take place closer to the patient's home and away from over-crowded hospitals. 


Finalists of Beanstalks 2017

First name Surname Company Category
Kalon Hewage CUSH Pollen
Abdel Mahmoud Yara Pollen
Lise Pape Walk With Path Ltd Seedling
Jane Aldridge L2S2 Ltd Seedling
Scott Edgar Aris MD Seedling
Rita Patel University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Seedling
Inbal Taieb Smart-cot Seedling
Sahil Gupta Soundskrit Seedling
Brian Corbett Crossbridge Scientific Ltd Sprout
Anton Holovachenko UniExo Sprout
Mo Ram Voobell Mental Health
Sanne Bech Thougaard Steps Mental Health
Krzysztof Potempa BRAINCURES Mental Health
Krittin Tipsang PillPocket Co., Ltd. Public health
Gamal Albinsaid Homedika Public health
Gamal Albinsaid Garbage Clinical Insurance Public health
George Frodsham MediSieve Limited  
Ben Walker Invivo Systems  

Judges of Beanstalks 2017

Mark Davies

Carina Healy

Dr Odeh Odeh

Chairman at Grovelands
Commercial and IP Consultant at CMS Law
Senior Implementation Coach at McKinsey & Company
Mark Davies has a career that spans more than 29 years. After graduating from the University of Leicester, Mark joined the Prudential graduate programme before joining Deloitte where he served as a Partner for 10 years and was responsible creating a number of business units including the FS Regulatory Consulting practice, an outsourcing business and the International Financial Centres advisory practice. In 2009 Mark co-founded Grovelands, seeing a better way to serve customers and professionals in the consulting, interim, staffing and recruitment business. Mark has successfully grown Grovelands into a business trusted by its clients to deliver complex projects and a Grovelands team of over 300 professionals today. Mark understands the pressures and challenges of start-ups having been an entrepreneur himself.

Recognised as “a big name in biotech and life sciences” (Chambers). Carina is partner in our Technology Non-Contentious team with over 20 years experience advising on Commercial and IP related transactions. She specialises in lifesciences, with a special interest in ehealth, and acts for a range of biotech, speciality pharma, medical device and medical technology companies. Carina regularly advises on large, complex and strategically important IP and commercial arrangements, including technology development collaborations. She is known for being commercial and pragmatic in finding ways to help her clients and their partners achieve outcomes which are beneficial for both parties.

After graduating from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dr. Odeh pursued a career in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery. In 2016, Odeh was awarded an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an emphasis in entrepreneurial strategy & marketing. He’s currently working with the University of Birmingham on developing new surgical instruments and is a mentor to a number of startups. He is also Director of Beanstalks at GIANT.
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Beanstalks Participants 2017

First name Surname Company Category
Jose Bastos Knok Healthcare Seedling
Haroon Ali SecondOpinion Sprout
Michael Linskey Salubrious Ltd Sprout
Rocco Scaramuzzi 11Derma Seedling
Lauren Page Aulm Pollen
Sola Adeleke Aurora Medical Innovations Seedling
DJ Hamblin-Brown Careful Systems Limited Sprout
Yeshwanth Pulijala Deep Science Ventures Seedling
Dr Naveen Keerthi doc2uk ltd Seedling
Anna Stoilova Dual Good Health Seedling
Simon Hooper Health-Connected Ltd Seedling
Javid Khan Holoxica Limited Sprout
Carron Manning iPrescribe Exercise Sprout
Tom Thomas JT Technologies Ltd Pollen
Anne-Laure Le Cunff Lysa Sprout
Geeta Singh MAG Optics Ltd. Sprout
Stephanie Hodgson Motus Innovations Sprout
Soumyadip Rakshit MysteryVibe Sprout
Caroline OWEN JONES Nymbl Science Sprout
Daljit Cheema PHARMASEAL International Limited Sprout
Martin Vowles Plexus Pollen
Dustyn Saint PrimaryCare IT Seedling
Sripurna Basu Pulse - Consult Pollen
Reshma Bharamgoudar Rightual Ltd. Pollen
Charlotte Morris SkinNinja Seedling
Nick Theodorou Voobell Sprout
Sanjida Faiza   Pollen
Brett Gallie Brett Gallie Pollen
Parthiban Vijayarangakannan Cambridgene Limited Sprout
Vassilios Hurmusiadis Epicardio Ltd Sprout
Sharon Osterfield Ezra Healthcare Technologies Ltd Seedling
Maureen Emeagi FutureHealth Pollen
Paul Rylance JKM Care Solutions Seedling
Hannah Chamberlain Mental Snapp Seedling
Zoe Harris Mycarematters Seedling
Max Greenfield Proximie Seedling
Lorren https://wyatt Select Research Ltd Sprout
saadi hussain SmartMed Global Limited Sprout
Lucas Poelman Styliff Sprout
Dafydd Loughran Surgical Consent Pollen
Julian Hall The Happiness Quotient Sprout
Andy Anderson Vopulus Limited Seedling
Abundance Temile   Pollen
Rami Kallala Corthotec Sprout
Simon Hooper Remindmecare Sprout
Roel Smolders Activ84health nv Seedling
Benjamin Lee Altius Analytics Labs Seedling
Tobias Boecker Nanovare Sprout
Mikael Mikael Boost by VLM Health Sprout
Dennis Breuer nevisQ GmbH Seedling
Laxmi Kant Tiwari mBreath Technologies Sprout
David Carson Hay fever Relief Sprout
Catherine Uhomoibhi Proviva Pollen
Emmanuel Osinaike Call-A-Physio Pollen
Oluwagbenga   Genotible Sprout
Tokunbo Akomolede GetMedic Sprout
Mmachi Oku Quali-Stride Health Pollen
Ikpeme Neto Wella Health Sprout
Yusuf Ashraf Muhammad   Pollen
Nadeem Akhtar Hamad medical corporation Pollen
Juan Monzón EXOVITE Seedling
Keerthi Kodithuwakku Jendo - Innovations Pvt Ltd Seedling
Faisal https://waiswa Quick Health Pollen
Aysha Al Memari IDIABEAT Seedling
Jesse Courtier HoloSurg3D Sprout
Kerry https://williams Kerryco, LLC for Feel Better, Bear Children's Grief Support Sprout
Avinash Kodey MDOps Corporation Sprout
Irini Fragkiskou Sentio Solutions Inc. Seedling
Ariel McNichol SmartSpark, Inc. Sprout
Michael Tu Voyant Diagnostics, Inc. Sprout
Adam Glassman LabLink Sprout
Alex Baqui Valhalla Healthcare Sprout
Didier Le Lannic VeinSound Sprout