Sometimes, great things come in small packages. Like MiniEpi, one of Australia’s most exciting young social enterprises.
MiniEpi began as an idea conceived by medical student Andrew Fong and his teammates - engineers Andrew Ham and Benjamin Dalby. Collectively they recognised the need for a smaller, sleeker Epi pen so they designed one so compact that it’ll fit in your pocket just like a set of keys. They’ve won several awards for their design, including second place in the Peter Farrell Cup and third in UNSW’s Hult Prize for social entrepreneurship.
Having come so far since their genesis, the team behind MiniEpi credits the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre (MCIC) for priceless support and guidance not just in the physical making of the device but in establishing a new business. Being in a co-working space with experienced start-ups gave the team access to invaluable advice and feedback enabling them to make sound business decisions.
MiniEpi will likely be launched as an accessible, affordable, aesthetic product in both domestic and international markets by May 2018. For now, the team hopes to expand and is looking to bring on board anyone who shares in their noble passion, namely improving the lives of allergy sufferers and their loved ones.