BNI Bamboo Invites you to a Black Tie Breakfast - With special guests Dr Marcus Tan & Dr Raelene Endersby


BNI Bamboo would like to invite you along to our 2017 Black Tie Breakfast, a Business Breakfast Event like no other

Benefiting the The Telethon Kids Institute & Ethan Davies Fellowship
Join us for breakfast on 23rd November, where we will have special guest speakers  Dr Marcus Tan & Dr Raelene Endersby.

  • Hear from Dr Marcus Tan, CEO & founder of Health Engine.  The Perth-based start-up, described as a for doctors, that has attracted investment from a syndicate of investors led by Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Sequoia India, which has previously provided seed capital for the likes of tech giants such as Apple, Google, AirBnB and WhatsApp.
  • Learn about the cutting edge research being conducted right here in Perth to help fight childhood brain cancers from Dr Raelene Endersby
  • Understand the challenges faced & the drive behind the creation of the Ethan Davies Fellowship from Shannon Davies.  Learn what the fellowship is doing for childhood brain cancer research here in Australia & worldwide.
  • Auctions, Raffles & Prizes on the day

Plus, there'll be plenty of time for networking with like minded professionals

Click to reserve your seats TODAY, as they're sure to sell out fast...


Special Guest: Dr Marcus Tan.   

CEO and medical director of HealthEngine, an online booking tool and directory that allows patients to book medical appointments online. 

"When I was a GP and needed to find specialists to refer to, I was using a little paper book that was out of date the minute it was printed … we thought we should use the internet instead. [But] I never thought this would be a huge entrepreneurial exercise, it was a just problem that I needed to solve," he says.

Marcus Tan has grown the business from a home-based entity to a company with 100 staff in three offices across Australia. Along the way, he's raised nearly $50 million in private funding and today more than one million patients use HealthEngine every month. There appears to be no signs of a slowdown: growth in 2016 was up 495 per cent.

Despite not setting out to be a chief executive of a health technology company, Tan now finds himself firmly at the helm of one. His approach as a manager is to focus on solutions, not silos.

Special Guest: Dr Raelene Endersby.  

Co-Head, Brain Tumour Research at Telethon Kids Institute

Raelene is a passionate advocate for science and actively encourages young scientists to get involved in medical research. She has mentored high school students, undergrads, Honours, Masters and PhD students in her lab. Raelene has also chaired the Telethon Kids Institute Postdoctoral Council and been on the executive committee for the Australian Academy of Science Early-Mid Career Researchers Forum.

Raelene was awarded her PhD in 2003 from the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research (under the supervision of Peter Klinken), undertook postdoctoral training in the Neurobiology and Brain Tumor Program at St Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA (under the supervision of Suzanne Baker), and was awarded a Fellowship in 2011 to return to Australia to establish the Brain Tumour Research Program at the Telethon Kids Institute which she co-leads with Nick Gottardo. This collaborative group of clinicians, neurosurgeons and laboratory scientists uses a suite of in vivo models to understand the effects of paediatric brain tumour mutations on normal brain development and tumorigenesis. Her team also investigates potential therapeutic targets and uses in vivo model systems to evaluate novel treatments prior to clinical trial.

Meet Dr Raelene Endersby and hear more about her work in the area of brain tumour research ->