In "How to Start a Med Device Startup From Your Garage," David Kay will challenge your assumptions about how a medical technology company is born by taking a deep look at how to build a meaningful med device startup on a shoe-string budget.
In this whirlwind tour, he will discuss how to build a capital-efficient medical device startup from the ground up, covering topics including:
* Meeting potential co-founders
* Making smart technology decisions
* Buy vs build?
* Avoiding agony and saving tens of thousands of dollars by intelligently navigating the FDA submission process
* To patent or not to patent?
* Understanding the fundamentals of HIPAA
* Rapid prototyping techniques
* Tech transfer: friend or foe?
* Finding the right business for YOU
And, for a brief moment of weakness, we'll touch on raising capital.
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About David Kay
David Kay is a on a mission to simplify medical diagnostics by wielding modern technology. He currently leads software development at SALT, a medical device startup focused on bringing hassle-free salt monitoring to patients at home.
Happy to have been a Google engineer, and even happier to have rapidly resigned, David feels most alive when pushing his own boundaries and the stakes are high.
He was the founding CTO at EnHatch, which provides sales and marketing technology to medical device companies, and the founding CTO of Authy, a security startup which was recently acquired by Twilio.
David also deeply enjoys teaching, and has led mobile development workshops at Princeton University and Rutgers University, taught Ruby on Rails at iHub Nairobi, and served as an Android instructor at General Assembly.
His technical achievements include:
* Winner of the MIT Telehealth grand prize and the Merck Telehealth grand prize at the MIT Hacking Medicine Grand Hack
* Winner of "best design/best prototype" at the Yale Patient Experience Hackathon
* 3rd place at GHG Patient Outcomes Hackathon
* 2x Global finalist at NASA Space Apps Challenge
* 2x semi-finalist of StartupBus SxSW
* 2nd place at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco
* 2x featured for "Hack of the Month" at New York Tech Meetup
* Led development on several pioneering iPad apps for Otsuka Medical
* Led an 7-man team to build an app in only 3 weeks for a debut on Shark Tank
* Project lead on the Android app for 1-800-GOT-JUNK's worldwide truck fleet
* iPad lead for Deutsche Bank's first mobile app, GlobalPrime
Apart from his love for medical technology, David is also an avid inline skater and certified skate instructor.
You can find him at: www.davidykay.com
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Talk originally given at Hacking Health New York on May 20, 2015: