The Future of MedTech with Jo Halliday & Elizabeth Fairley, CEO & COO of Talking Medicines

Jun 30, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Throughout the month of June we’re celebrating Female Entrepreneurship around the world with #SGWomen Here at Startup Grind Glasgow, we are delighted to be hosting Jo Halliday & Elizabeth Fairley, Co-Founders of the Glasgow-based MedTech startup 'Talking Medicines' to share their entrepreneurial journey so far.

Virtual event

About this event

This month we’re celebrating female entrepreneurship around the world with #SGWomen and are delighted to be hosting Jo Halliday & Elizabeth Fairley, Co-Founders of the Glasgow-based MedTech startup 'Talking Medicines'.

Talking Medicines is an award-winning startup that structures the unstructured voice of the patient. It informs pharmaceutical marketing departments on who is really using their medicines and how, and what they really think of their brands. Most recently, Talking Medicines have introduced a COVID-19 tracker to the app, allowing their community to help improve the quality of data we have on the virus.

We'll be discussing the future of MedTech and the changing role between pharma, communities, patients. as well as how Jo & Elizabeth are helping fight the pandemic with data, amplifying the voice of the patient. Check out Jo's recent article in the Scotsman for a deeper dive:

What you need to know:

Who: Jo Halliday & Elizabeth Fairley, Co-Founders of Talking Medicines

When: Tuesday 30th June, 2020

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Where: Virtual Event

What Else: A Community of FRIENDLY & ENTREPRENEURIAL People

A little more about our guests:

Jo Halliday: Experienced CEO in the health tech and digital space. Early career in global marketing with key roles for flagship brands at Coca-Cola, Grand Met and Jim Beam Brands. Ventured into the start-up world, now with over 20 years leading scaling business’ including Talking Medicines established in 2013. Strong entrepreneurial skills. Completed Entrepreneurship Development Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston 2019. Outside of work enjoys sports & outdoor activities and has successfully completed three international marathons.

Elizabeth Fairley: Recognised entrepreneur with international experience of founding and scaling businesses. Elizabeth has a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Cambridge and BSc (Hons) in Genetics from Aberdeen University. Depth of knowledge that spans commercial, life science, healthcare, bioinformatics and data from working with numerous corporates, academic institutes and running her own consultancy business for over 10 years. Graduated from Babson College, Boston from the Entrepreneurial MBA Leadership Program in 2013. Widely travelled and enjoys the outdoors.

Join us on June 30th to hear how Jo and Elizabeth built Talking Medicines from the ground up and become further informed on the efforts of MedTech startups to combat the pandemic.

Check out what happened


  • Jo Halliday

    Talking Medicines


  • Elizabeth Fairley

    Talking Medicines




Tuesday, June 30, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM UTC


Catch-ups & Introductions
Virtual Fireside Chat
Question and Answer


  • Jonathan Seaman

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Chapter Director

  • Emma Loedel

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Head of Marketing

  • Alan Ciechalski

    Custom Flavour Media & Startup Grind Glasgow



  • Emma Loedel

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Director Startup Grind Glasgow

  • Nick Cohen

    Startup Grind

    Team Member

  • Keshan Sharp

    Start Up Grind

    Team Member


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