Facilitator, Entrepreneurs 34, Adelaide
Ann Angel has a 25 year business background with international experience in introducing new products to new markets. She has been part of the management team in several Australian start-up technology companies in addition to establishing Asia Pacific distribution networks for a US technology company.
She established her own medical device company in 1998 and that company has gained international recognition for introducing a new product to treat breast cancer patients. This product is now distributed around the world. She has particular skills in market entry strategy and distribution chain management.
Ann has particular interest in medical device regulations, with experience in navigating this process in several countries including an appeal process with the US Food and Drug Administration. She has managed product development/manufacturing for several new products, with an emphasis on low cost product development to gain market feedback. Her company has one approved patent and one pending patent application.
Her background includes managing a portfolio of companies for an early stage VC fund, and South Australian university/industry collaboration for clinical trials. She is currently contracted by the Federal Industry Department to provide commercialisation assistance to early stage technology companies. Ann is a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors.