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77
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 12 2018 12:00 AM UTC +00:00

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About

For the purposes of this page:

doctors = doctors, dentists, vets, healthcare scientists, and the students of these disciplines.

We are Abeyna, Owen, Johnny, Preeti, Jack, Eme, Susannah and Cindy.  

Our team consists of doctors and non-medics who are passionate about ensuring doctors and other medical professionals are happy in what they do.  

This is for the benefit of patients, the quality of healthcare and services in wider sectors.

We run Medic Footprints, an innovative social impact for profit organisation.

This means we focus equally on profit and social impact to ensure future  self-sustainability.

Our organisation leverages the talents of doctors by connecting them with diverse career opportunities and wellbeing support.

We are disrupting the landscape of careers and recruitment for doctors.

We currently provide the following services through our current website built on Wordpress.

  • Huge resource of information, case studies, blogs, webinars, events and more on diverse and alternative careers and wellbeing
  • Promotion of wellbeing
  • Membership Services 
  • Premium online content 
  • Networking events, courses, conferences
  • Advertising and recruitment for diverse career opportunities
  • Affiliate marketing
Dr. Abeyna Jones
Dr. Abeyna Jones

NHS Clinical Entrepreneur

Black British Business Awards Finalist 2016

Multiple award winning Occupational Medicine Doctor

BBC Expert Voice

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Not too long ago I was a 25 year old doctor in London who was exhausted and depressed.

I had endured 5 protracted years of medical training,  3 years of postgraduate training whilst working full time as a doctor and I was wondering whether I'd made the right choice in my career... and whether I'd ever feel like I was good enough.

Before I made the decision to quit, I took a punt - stepped outside of my comfort zone and worked in rural South Africa as a trauma surgeon for 2 years.

It was the most exhilarating 2 years of my life and renewed my love of medicine - simply from the new experiences, skills and ways I was able to develop myself further. 

I realised this was a massive brain drain from healthcare, and society in general; we were losing so many hugely talented people who had skills which weren't being effectively utilised - and in desperate need of wellbeing support.

There were also diverse companies in other sectors who were needing doctors to support their healthcare related projects - such as management consultancy, health technology, pharma, media and beyond - but not knowing how to access this market.

Disrupting medical careers

So Medic Footprints was set up to connect doctors with wellbeing support and diverse career opportunities.

Over a few years, we've gained a massive following of over tens of thousands of subscribers, with increasing popularity. 

So far, we've connected thousands of doctors with wellbeing support, diverse career opportunities and even supported doctors in setting up and marketing their own businesses; many of which are health related and/or wellbeing services that benefit the general public .

I've made huge sacrifices in my own career and life to ensure Medic Footprints is the go-to resource and network that doctors need..

..because looking after and unlocking the potential of doctors and other medical professionals, improves the quality of services and leadership in healthcare and other sectors.

We find that providing diverse and alternative career opportunities to doctors helps them to achieve a better work life balance, in turn becoming better doctors.

Help us look after medical professionals so that they can continue to look after you!

 This is a non-exhaustive list of companies we've already worked with. 

 With this raise, we will be able to build the first iteration of the platform (a minimum viable product / prototype). This will be functional and provide a service in line with the rewards we have offered. 

Realistically we will need to raise further funds to ensure we can build the fully functional platform and employ a full time team to curate more relationships with companies and organisations across the world and continue curate the high quality community that's very much needed to support our growth. 

Therefore in surpassing our minimum goal, we can do much more to support medical professionals.

We've supported doctors to succeed in developing their careers as they see fit. See how the public has benefited; 

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Dr. Rupy Aujla 

Rupy came to our events a few years ago when he was looking for other options,  and was inspired to start the popular culinary brand The Doctors Kitchen- now with over 100k followers and 2 published cookbooks on how to eat easily and healthily without compromising your taste buds.

Dr. Saira Luskma (name changed for confidentiality) 

Saira wanted to transform the inefficiencies of the healthcare system she worked in and wanted to do this through management consultancy. We coached Saira through the process and she ended up with a role at Bain consulting firm - enabling her to provide her knowledge and skills to improve healthcare services across the country.

Dr. Peter Lives (name changed for confidentiality) 

Peter developed stress and depression relating to his work as a dentist and didn't feel like medicine was for him but didn't know any way out. 

After we connected him with some of our specialist career coaches he decided to take some time out and work in health technology. He later realised he loved working with patients, and returned to it bringing the latest ideas and services in technology which hugely benefited the service his patients received.

Other weird and wonderful stuff doctors have succeeded in

Courtesy of Melanie Jones - Ex-Anaesthetist & Career Coach #FOAMeD
Courtesy of Melanie Jones - Ex-Anaesthetist & Career Coach #FOAMeD

Not forgetting current and ex Doctors in the Media such as Jed Mercurio, Emilie Sande and Ken Jeong (aka the asian guy in The Hangover)..! 

We are looking to connect medics with diverse career opportunities in any sector, anywhere.  

Ongoing human contact is important! Therefore we will also continue to run our popular on and offline conferences (acw.medicfootprints.org and dcwonline.org

Checkout clips from last year's conference in London below!

Our platform will be purposefully inclusive - focusing on doctors, dentists, vets,  healthcare scientists, students, retired and other.  

We focus on existing evidence of transferrable skills and potential rather than simply a current employment status.  

This means that employers can make better decisions about who they need in their roles and talented professionals receive support regardless of the path they decide to take in their careers (conventional or non-conventional!)

In doing so, we are able to better match people with the right mentors to help them leverage their career potential.

Crowdfund a minimum total of £50K to build a minimum viable product (our digital platform). We've already raised some money privately before the start of the crowdfund! 

A larger raise will enable us to fund the platform build, maintenance and hosting costs, marketing and publicity budget and hire a dedicated full-time team to work for the users: medical professionals and our clients / partners.

We have carefully designed several tiers focused on our main targets for this campaign and most importantly those who are going to benefit the most from the development of this platform: General, Medical Professionals and Companies 

Remember, every pledge is massively valuable to this project and the future of doctors careers and wellbeing. 

Here is a link to one of the latest wellbeing webinars we've run for doctors on Managing your Health at Work as a Doctor.

Managing Health at Work as a Doctor Webinar
Managing Health at Work as a Doctor Webinar

Crackin' Crowdfunding Consultancy - £300 (Limited)

We conducted over 1 year's worth of research and interviews with various successful crowdfunders before we chose Kickstarter as our platform of preference.

If we succeed, you will benefit from all the knowledge we've gained on how to cross the finish line during this process, with a one to one bespoke consultation on how to succeed in getting YOUR project funded. 

ANY project!

This can be done either over 2hrs in London (face to face), remotely (teleconferencing), or cumulatively over email.

We can support any form of crowfunding including equity, rewards, donation or debt.

This package includes being listed as a Doctors' Wellbeing Sponsor.

Booked appointment slots are available until July 2019

Check out our Crowdfunding for Doctors Webinar we ran recently!

Our Crowdfunding for Doctors Webinar
Our Crowdfunding for Doctors Webinar

Any queries? Please send us a line.

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Basic access to the platform once launched will be free. Anyone can sign up to use the platform, however we will have different levels of access depending on evidence you provide about your status (e.g. registered doctor, non-registered doctor, ex doctor, student, retired). 

A premium membership subscription is available for members who want to get the most out of the opportunities available and are invested in succeeding in whatever they choose to do. 

Check out a video below with clips from our previous conference in London. Not an event to be missed in the future! Tickets worth £200!

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Basic company access to the platform once launched will be free but very limited. 

Any company can sign up to use the platform however we will actively vet the eligibility of the company and their intent of use. 

There will be different levels of subscription tailored to different budgets, however for the purposes of the crowdfund, we will be offering the highest tier subscription in all the reward packages. These particular packages will be valued at £6k per year or more. 

(Excellent deal, no?!)

Company Premium Subscription includes:

  • Access to our analytics and AI based bespoke relationship module which includes recruitment, dedicated company forum, and automated headhunter for medics based on transferable skills. You can also promote your relevant events, courses and more
  • Rolling promotions as required
  • Premium branding - we present your brand to targeted audience most likely to engage with it.
  • Webinars - we invite you to feature in one of our relevant webinars as a speaker
  • Exclusive discounts off our services including event exhibition

Check out a video from one of our previous conferences below if you're interested in exhibiting

Our packages below offer advertising opportunities from TODAY even though no money will be taken from you.

We have up to 50k visitors to our website per month, 11k subscribers on our mailing list and a large social media following.

If you choose to advertise through us before we finish the campaign, and we do not reach our goal, we will still invoice you for the same amount.

Crackin' Crowdfunding Consultancy - £300 (Limited) 

We conducted over 1 year's worth of research and interviews with various successful crowdfunders before we chose Kickstarter as our platform of preference.

If we succeed, you will benefit from all the knowledge we've gained on how to cross the finish line during this process, with a one to one bespoke consultation on how to succeed in getting YOUR project funded.

ANY project!

This can be done either over 2hrs in London (face to face), remotely (teleconferencing), or cumulatively over email.

We can support any form of crowfunding including equity, rewards, donation or debt.

This package includes being listed as a Doctors' Wellbeing Sponsor.

Booked appointment slots are available until July 2019

Any queries? Please send us a line.

Risks and challenges

Medic Footprints has been established for 4 years and seen organic growth since day 1. We have grown as a leader in the medical community and have well established industry and global links. All of this has been done, with no external funding to date.

We have done our research, sought advice from the best mentors in our network, therefore we have a clear strategy to execute.

Our team of doctors and advisors has over 50 years of combined experience in healthcare and business.

Therefore, we are uniquely placed to launch this digital platform, knowing exactly what the end clients will be looking for.

We have sought external advice from some of the best mentors in our network, and therefore have set achievable milestones on a realistic timescale.

However we appreciate there are risks to all projects - our main risk is not securing the minimum funding to proceed with this project in a meaningful way, hence why we've decided to go for an all or nothing approach.

The minimum goal will enable us to build a minimum viable product - not the final platform we envision. After all - Rome wasn't built in a day!

It's important to us to have user backing and input before we invest in the first iteration. Much more funding will be needed to achieve our full vision.

A second risk is not having enough funding for the team - currently our company is run with a mix of freelancing staff and volunteers.

We've achieved great things with this arrangement, however not completely realised our potential because we haven't had the budget to pay for a full time team. Therefore with enough backing, we can do this to ensure we really make the most out of the implementation phase and seeing it through for the users.

We will inevitably need more funding to scale and continue to develop the technology, partnerships and subscriber base required to make this successful and sustainable. We're in it for the long game and we welcome you to join us!

For more information about us and to see what we already do, please visit: medicfootprints.org, and our recent online conference - dcwonline.org

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    We prescribe you a warm thank you!

    Just what the doctors' ordered!

    Thank you for your pledge. We're £10 further towards our goal of supporting doctors careers and wellbeing!

    We'll let you know when the platform's ready and how your contribution has made our vision become a reality.

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    Legacy Supporter

    Become a key contributor to the Medic Footprints legacy by being featured on our digital legacy wall.

    Suitable for individuals only!

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    Pledge £29 or more About $36

    Earlybird Student Membership

    **Can be gifted!**
    For undergraduate students in medicine, dentistry, healthcare, sciences, and vets.

    Become a Student Founding Member of Medic Footprints - reaping the benefits of discounted (>50%) premium membership to our new platform from launch.

    If you graduate before we launch - we will automatically convert you to full Founding Membership!

    Includes:
    • Access full premium membership on our new platform for 1 year
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    Doctors Wellbeing Sponsor

    Doctors are at the highest risk of suicide compared to ANY professional group in the world. We want to change that.

    Help us continue to build a network of bespoke pre-vetted wellbeing services for healthcare professionals and run FREE wellbeing related webinars for doctors and the general public.

    All sponsors will be warmly honoured on our digital Doctors Wellbeing Support dedicated page related to our services

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    Pledge £59 or more About $74

    Ticket to ANY of our future conferences

    *Can be gifted*

    We run an annual conference every year over 2 days featuring over 400 delegates, several exhibitors, workshops, seminars and more.

    Alternative Careers & Wellbeing for Doctors
    acw.medicfootprints.org

    It really is a special event (check out the youtube vid on our page)

    The tickets are valued at £200 or more.

    This offer is only available for the first 4 hours from launch.

    The tickets can be redeemed at ANY upcoming conference we run in the future.

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    Pledge £60 or more About $75

    Earlybird Student Founding Member Status

    **Can be gifted!**

    For undergraduate students in medicine, dentistry, healthcare sciences, and vets.

    Become a Student Founding Member of Medic Footprints - reaping the benefits of discounted (>33%) premium membership to our new platform from launch.

    If you graduate before we launch - we will automatically convert you to full Founding Membership!

    First 100 receive a limited edition Medic Footprints T-Shirt! We ship in the UK only. For pickup or other arrangements if you live outside of the UK.

    You will also receive one complimentary ticket to ANY upcoming conference we run (RRP £200!)

    Includes:
    • Access full premium membership on our new platform for 1 year
    • Exclusive invite to test our platform prior to launch
    • Founding Member status
    • Legacy Supporter
    • 1 complimentary attendance to any upcoming conference we run.
    • Doctor's Wellbeing Sponsor
    • Official Medic Footprints T shirt
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    Pledge £79 or more About $99

    ACW 2019 Conference Ticket

    Attend our special 5th annual conference for doctors in the UK on alternative careers and wellbeing.

    Fri & Sat 25-6 October 2019 - the best immersive 2 days you'll ever experience which focuses on YOU

    acw.medicfootprints.org

    Usually sold out - this year is destined to be the best yet!

    We NEVER recycle material therefore if you've been before, this is your chance to join us again at the best value ever at £79 for 2 days.

    This is a FLEXIBLE ticket - if you are unable to attend due to location or change your plans, you can either sell on to a friend or redeem for future events.

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    Pledge £99 or more About $124

    Earlybird Founding Member Status

    Become a Founding Member of Medic Footprints - reaping the benefits of discounted (>33%) premium membership to our new platform from launch.

    First 100 receive a limited edition Medic Footprints TShirt! We ship in the UK only. For pickup if you live outside of the UK.

    They also receive one complimentary ticket to ANY upcoming conference we run (RRP £200!)

    Includes:
    • Access full premium membership on our new platform for 1 year
    • Exclusive invite to test our platform prior to launch
    • Legacy Supporter
    • Official Medic Footprints T shirt
    • Doctor's Wellbeing Sponsor
    • 1 complimentary attendance to any upcoming conference we run.
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    Doctors' Wellbeing Influencer

    Shape the future of wellbeing for doctors by joining our focus panel (can be joined from anywhere in the world) - providing invaluable input on the best services we should be featuring for doctors.

    Your name will featured on our online AND prestigious offline Wellbeing Supporters Wall. The latter of which will be featured in our headquarters in London.

    We'll also give you a shout-out / thank you on a social media platform of your choice (optional)

    Includes:
    • Doctor's Wellbeing Sponsor
    • Legacy Supporter
    • Feature on our headquarters Wellbeing Wall in London
    • Optional social media shout-out
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    Corporate Legacy Supporter

    Thanks for your pledge!

    We will list your company on our online legacy wall and our prestigious offline Wellbeing Wall at our headquarters in London

    Benefit from advertising to our networks in the form of a blog, case study or event listing through our existing website for up to 1 month (any month until July 2019). - Cost is usually up to £500 per month.

    We receive up to 53k visitors per month.

    Please make sure your company is relevant to our market. We retain the right to refuse inappropriate advertising therefore please get in touch if unsure.

    This option is NOT suitable if you are recruiting for PAID roles (see other packages)

    Includes:
    • Exclusive invite to test our platform prior to launch
    • Corporate Legacy Supporter
    • Feature on our headquarters Wellbeing Wall in London
    • 1 month's event, course or service advertising
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    Founding Influencer Member Status

    Become one of our most influential members for 2 years and benefit from advertising your startup, event or course on our website

    We will profile you on our website, and invite you to feature in relevant events and webinars.

    Includes:
    • 2 years premium membership (saving over 33% off)
    • Doctor's Wellbeing Sponsor
    • Influential input on design of our new platform
    • Official Medic Footprints T shirt
    • 1 month's event, course or service advertising
    • Social Media Promotion
    • 1 complimentary attendance to any upcoming conference we run.
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    Bespoke Coaching with Dr. Jones

    Build your own startup and generate revenue EARLY

    Get to the career you always dreamed of

    Unlock your FULL potential!

    Benefit from 2hrs (either in one go or split in 1hr sessions) with the Founder of Medic Footprints and a practicing Occupational Health Specialist Doctor.

    With a huge wealth of knowledge of diverse careers and wellbeing for doctors - Abeyna can provide bespoke coaching for your own career - regardless of what you hope to achieve!

    Abeyna has supported and mentored thousands of doctors and other professionals worldwide, enabling them to leverage their transferable skills to ensure they reach their full potential.

    She has also been able to connect them with the people and companies that matter to help them get to where they need to be.

    She can also advise on:
    - Starting a business
    -Medical work and wellbeing issues
    -Starting up a course
    - Marketing and Social Media promotions

    The sessions can be completed anytime until July 2019 - online or in London. If online - you can receive recordings of your sessions to rewatch.

    Its YOUR time - use it as you see fit!

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    Change Maker Company

    Become one of our valued listed corporate legacy supporters

    We will list your company on our online legacy wall and our prestigious offline Wellbeing Wall at our headquarters in London

    Benefit from advertising to our networks in the form of a blog, case study or event listing through our existing website for up to 3 months (any month until July 2019). Cost is usually up to £500 per month.

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    1 month's advertising if recruiting.

    We receive up to 53k visitors per month.

    Please make sure your company is relevant to our market. We retain the right to refuse inappropriate advertising therefore please get in touch if unsure.

    Includes:
    • Newsletter Feature
    • Social Media Promotion
    • Doctor's Wellbeing Sponsor
    • Complimentary 1 month's corporate membership on our new platform
    • Corporate Legacy Supporter
    • Feature on our headquarters Wellbeing Wall in London
    • 3 months event, courses or services ads OR 1 month if recruiting
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Funding period

- (30 days)