MiniEpi

Meet the Team​

Andrew is a 5th year Medical Student working with leading allergy and immunology specialists in Australia. He has suffered from allergies his entire life and has had multiple anaphylactic reactions. Despite these experiences, he still does not carry his adrenaline auto-injector with him at all times.    

Last year, Andrew worked six days a week with patients with allergies in various aspects of their care. He is an associate member of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and also a European Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Junior Member.

Andrew has presented his research at ASCIA Conferences and will be presenting at the EAACI Annual Congress later this year. Andrew has the passion and dedication to improve the lives of allergy sufferers worldwide, and bring a more accessible adrenaline auto-injector to market – one that he too will carry at all times.
Andrew Fong 
Chief Executive Officer 
Andrew is a 6th year Materials Science and Engineering student in his final year of a Masters in Biomedical Engineering. Over the past few years Andrew has had considerable experience with medical devices and design. Andrew has had personal experience relating to allergies, and his interest comes in part due to the time in hospital he has had to spend as a result of an adverse reaction.

He has had the opportunity to develop extensive technical skills through employment across a variety of fields. His engineering background allows him to lead the engineering department at MiniEpi and manage company operations.

Andrew seeks to drive MiniEpi forward as an opportunity to make a positive impact in global healthcare, and is passionate about making prohibitively inaccessible or expensive products like existing epinephrine autoinjectors available on a global scale. 
Andrew Ham
Chief Operating Officer 
Ben is in his 4th year of a Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Bachelors of Chemical Engineering at UNSW. He has also taken on key leadership roles in multiple design projects while studying. 

Ben is passionate about breaking the profit-driven culture of current biomedical device companies, and has also worked on the ground in hospitals overseas as a Biomedical Technician for Engineering World Health.    

From designing batteries to chemical processing plants he has attained a variety of skills needed for engineering design. Ben has also been involved in the medical side of design, working on broken biomedical equipment in hospitals in Australia and Cambodia.
Benjamin Dalby 
Chief Technical Officer 
Jeffrey graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016 and currently works as a Senior Accountant at KPMG. His prior experience as an Undergraduate Cadet in the Private Enterprise division equips him with a solid financial foundation.

Jeffrey’s expertise is focused in audit and accounting with industry experience in manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and government sector. He has also worked alongside various start-ups and has experience with business operations and development.

Jeffrey has a strong interest in business development within the start-up space and is passionate about creating a more efficient and innovative world. His thirst for innovation drives his determination to improve the accessibility of the healthcare sector through strategic business executions.



Jeffrey Xie
Business Development Manager

MiniEpi is supported by its expanding team

Our Competitions and Awards




Here are just some of the programs we have taken part in:

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  • UNSW Hult Prize 2016 (3rd place)
  • Hult Prize Regional Finals 2016 (Dubai) 
  • The Startup Games (Top 10 out of 40) 
  • Textbook Ventures Accelerator Program 
  • Venture Tech Group Incubator and Social Enterprise Accelerator 
  • ​The UNSW Startup Launch 
  • SEFA Partnerships Kickstarter Program