Aussie nurse’s tech startup wins the Boosting Female Founder Grant

Kathy Hubble, Nurse, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Amelio Health

Amelio Health, a provider of programs to manage chronic pain is a successful recipient of the Australian Government’s Boosting Female Founder Initiative grant. The grant will assist Amelio Health to help more people get their life back from chronic pain.

The grant recipients were announced by Minister for Women’s Economic Security The Hon. Jane Hume and The Hon. Angus Taylor MP. Amelio Health is one of 51 recipients from over 2200 applicants. The process was a two stage effort with female founders vying for $12m.

Applications were studied by an Independent Assessment Committee made up of successful women entrepreneurs, led by Prof. Jana Matthews, ANZ Chair in Business Growth and Director of the Australian Centre for Business Growth at the University of South Australia.

Amelio Health motivated by the grant win

CEO, Nurse and Founder of Amelio Health, Kathy Hubble said “The Boosting Female Founders Grant is a game-changer for Amelio Health. The grant allows us to be able to accelerate our growth globally and to develop technical enhancements that will be key to scaling.”

“Being a recipient of this grant is a fantastic way to shine the light on the problem of chronic pain and how we are helping thousands of people manage their pain and get their lives back.”

The Amelio Health program has an 85% completion rate, with 95% of those participants increasing their capacity and getting their life back. Pain coaching alone does not address the complex nature of chronic pain, especially when it comes to medication rationalisation.

There must be a team effort. That is why Amelio Health provides just in time learning for the rehabilitation consultants working with people on claim suffering with chronic pain.

Amelio Health uses data to drive behaviour change and assist live health coaching. We can see the emotional impact on physical function, and gently nudge people in the right direction.

“In January 2020 I launched Amelio Health, thanks to Recovre, a leading rehabilitation company. We offer a “Pain Team In The Pocket” for people everywhere and anywhere.”

“My team and I offer education and medication management for people suffering with chronic pain, and practice decision support for rehabilitation consultants.”

“Amelio Health helps clients overcome the challenges of resource deficiencies and disruptive processes to create innovative and operational excellence in an ever-changing environment.”

“Having long been a burning platform in life insurance, chronic pain is now being treated through a new holistic lens. It’s paying powerful dividends for clients and life insurers alike.”

Amelio Health has won numerous awards including

Amelio Health launched with Jordan Telfer and Alice Fung from Recovre (A Mercer Marsh Company) alongside. The confidence in Amelio Health and our minimal viable product (MVP) has been outstanding, and has been vital in developing a service to clients.” concludes Kathy.