Smart Clinic beat out 48 other hopefuls to advance to the 2016 Venture Madness finals, and compete for their share of the $100,000 in cash prizes. Venture Madness 2016, presented by Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, pitted 64 of the most promising startups against one another in a bracket-style, head-to-head competition. After two online elimination rounds in which the advancing companies were chosen by a selection panel, the top 16 companies advanced to the live-demo portion of the contest at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.
With a majority of the final 16 companies all focusing on the healthcare industry, and the final 4 being exclusively healthcare related, the need for purposeful innovation in the healthcare industry is clear. It’s in this industry that Smart Clinic looks to make an impact, through better communication and engagement, with both the doctor and the patient.
“Venture Madness was a tremendous learning and networking experience, giving us an opportunity to share our product with fellow presenters and potential investors. Our amazing team of mentors helped us craft our presentation into a clear, concise message, and the overwhelmingly positive attention we received reinforces the true viability of our product which aims to bring clear communication back to healthcare.“ – Robert Backie, CEO, Smart Clinic
Potential investors at Venture Madness were given a clear picture of the healthcare industry and how it naturally lends itself to new business startups, where the room for improvement is vast, and the potential for success is even greater. Smart Clinic, founded by a Gastroenterologist, positions itself to be a single pane of glass for all pre and post visit, doctor and patient communications.