Omar Butt

Innovation Advisor

Omar Butt

Imperial College Health Partners

We see too many great ideas fail to get traction as their creators miss fundamental components to their business model or understanding of health systems

I have spent most of my working life wearing two hats, the first as a corporate employee focused on understanding the formalities of working systems and as a healthcare supplier employee the formalities and barriers of healthcare providers systems. The second always in parallel with the first is as a founder of multiple start ups, keen to one day crack the secret formula of success!

My skill set lies in sales and marketing but my experience gives me insight into how to start a business on a shoestring and how to compete with the resources of large competitors. I currently wear my first hat as an employee of an NHS sponsored innovation agency where I support numerous healthcare startups, my second hat is worn with my recently established startup in the online publishing sector.

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Focusing on novel solutions that address the Future of Pain our Challenge Accelerator Programme offers a salary replacement to take six-months (full-time) away from the lab to develop a medical technology into a business venture. The programme offers entrepreneurship masterclasses, specialist advice, access to co-working space and an allowance for travel and consumables (up to £45,000).

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