HealthTech Demo Day has announced its winner! 3 startups that develop innovations in the field of health presented their smart solutions during Demo Day – an event that connects new businesses with potential investors, in order to obtain financing for development. The winner of the competition is HeroDoc – a portal that provides primary online consultations and offers users the opportunity to choose their specialist individually. Demo Day takes place within the HealthTech Accelerator and is part of the HealthTech vertical in Moldova – a platform that connects different actors in the medical and IT field, to create opportunities for the development of innovations and startups in the field. The program is organized by Startup Moldova, in collaboration with the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemitanu”, with the support of USAID and Sweden within Tekwill project, in partnership with FreshBlood.
HeroDoc is a platform that aims to improve the relationship between patients and doctors, by eliminating distances. The application offers customers the opportunity to choose their doctor and benefit from a remote primary consultation. The startup was named the winner of Demo Day, and its founders were awarded a USD 5,000 prize by the Tekwill project.
Along with HeroDoc, two other startups presented their innovative ideas, in order to provoke the interest of investors from the country and from abroad. Is about:
Parkinson – a software that collects and analyses data provided by customers for early detection and monitoring of Parkinson disease – a chronic degenerative disease.
Babi med – an application for parents who have children up to 5 years old, whose purpose is to help them monitor the body temperature, rhythm and respiratory rate of the little ones.
Ana Chirita, Strategic Project Director, ATIC:
“New technologies and the growing demand for quality medical services are the main trends in the global health market in the coming years. For this reason, in order to benefit from quality services and an individual approach, we support initiatives to develop medicine through technology. We are at the stage when we have to learn to combine digitalization with the medical sector, and we want to offer services with considerable impact in people’s lives through innovations. It is necessary for the Republic of Moldova to align with the global trends in the personalization of human needs in order to improve the quality of life and the innovative connection, and the digitalization of medicine is a step towards achieving these results.”
Alexandru Corlateanu, Associate Professor, USMF:
“The university’s collaboration with the Tekwill project offered us the opportunity for the medical field to be better understood by the representatives of the technological field. During the dedicated events of HealtTech Hackathon and HealtTech Accelerator we worked together to improve the products and services we created. We are very happy to have the chance to change society through innovations, and health is one of the areas that can provide more quality digital services for the Republic of Moldova. During the project, we met startups that develop solutions to various health problems, very good ideas that need to be improved and supported in order to be implemented.’’
Throughout the period of developing innovative ideas in the field of HealthTech, the startups have been guided by the trackers, who guided them, offered them advice and monitoring, in order to improve their products, guided. Among them were representatives from the ecosystem of Kazasthan and Moldova, such as: Evgney Frolov, Aliona Rotaru, Dmitrii Albot, Gulzina Baltabaeva, Assel Seifulina, Ion Mocanu, Iulia Cozacenco.
HealthTech Demo Day was organized by Startup Moldova, in collaboration with the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemitanu”, with the support of USAID and Sweden, within the Tekwill project; partners: FreshBlood and SanoPass.