EyeFocus Accelerator would like to introduce Tram Nguyen-Trinh, one of the mentors for EyeFocus 2016.
Tram Nguyen-Trinh is the Founder and CEO of VITAnLINK, a Paris-based tech transfer and healthcare consultancy. She has over 20 years of multinational business experience helping digital health startups expand their company by networking, providing key strategic input and validating their business model. She helps these companies achieve rapid results through mentoring, as well as through a drive to help expand health and eye care innovation. At the heart of it, she is also a consumer looking for solutions.
“I have glasses,” Tram said. “I don’t see very well. If I lived in the prehistoric period, I would have already been eaten by a mammoth, because I wouldn’t have been able to see it coming.”
Even with over 20 years of multinational experience, Tram admits that she doesn’t know everything – but she enjoys helping companies find a way to create innovations without constraints and how she can continue to learn as she works. She has extensive experience working at Welch Allyn, Johnson & Johnson, and Ernst & Young before she founded VITAnLINK. Since then, she has sat on the board of a number of healthcare startups and scaleups, and thus brings together a rare insight into both corporates and innovation. Tram is notoriously well-networked in Europe’s healthcare sector, and brings all this to her role supporting healthcare and eye-care companies.
“I founded VITAnLINK because I believe that any emerging idea, project or business is successful when the right partners connect,” she said. “Sometimes, we get bogged down looking at things through our limited scope. When I mentor, I like to help these companies see their ideas from a different perspective – to see the big picture.”
Tram’s passion lies in prevention, which is how she knows that solutions are often pulled together from a variety of healthcare and technology areas. “The value of EyeFocus is that it helps you learn from other businesses and sectors that may be better than you at certain things, or at seeing the bigger picture.” Tram went on to say that EyeFocus excels at bringing together mentors of various backgrounds for a common vision, each of whom bring something new and unique to the table.
Tram said she relishes the challenges mentoring presents. “Even when I was starting out in business, it was good to have an outsider’s perspective on what I was doing and how I could improve.” She said she enjoys helping companies overcome the barriers that prevent them from innovating.
“When I talk to companies, I see things two years down the road – I see that there are a number of things to be done between now and then.” Those things could be anything from a lack of resources to a missing link in the technology or application of their company’s service or product. Tram says it’s her job as a mentor to help bridge that gap by utilizing her network and experience.
Tram has high hopes for EyeFocus 2016, and believes it will build upon the success of the 2015 program by helping companies grow and cultivate relationships with partners. “At the end of the day, what matters most is people and the human values that make things happen.”
Join EyeFocus 2016 to meet Tram and our other great mentors.
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Information About the EyeFocus 2016 London Launch Event
18 October, 2016
12 p.m.-8 p.m.
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