Each month as part of StartHub Startups to Watch Program we connect with the winning company to learn more about them. Our November Startup to Watch is Twiage, a mobile healthcare IT company. Recently we had the pleasure of interviewing John Hui, Co-Founder of Twiage. Here’s what we learned:
Tell us about your company. What is Twiage?
Twiage is an award-winning healthcare IT startup that provides a novel communication technology used between EMS and hospitals to accelerate life-saving emergency care by disrupting the antiquated radio communication.
What is your background?
I am a serial healthcare entrepreneur and angel investor who has previously built a couple of healthcare businesses.
How did you come up with the idea for Twiage? Who is your target customer?
Our founding team came up with this idea at a hackathon in Boston when an EMT and a physician discussed communication challenges between ambulances and emergency rooms, and realized how many pain points were caused by the inefficient radio communication. Our target customers are hospitals and EMS providers.
How do you think Twiage is going to disrupt the market? What are the main differentiators between you and your competitors?
Twiage is going to disrupt the market by giving the Twiage EMS app to EMS users for free replacing the antiquated radio communication. Twiage's comprehensive, easy-to-use, intuitive and customizable platform makes it stand out from competitors and the most user-friendly solution in the market. Most of our hospital clients have done extensive research on the competitors before using Twiage and have become raving fans of our solution.
Who are your main investors?
Healthbox, Red Bear Angels, and Life Science Angel Network.
Why did you decide to start your business in Boston? How long has your company been around?
The idea was originally born in Boston. Boston's ecosystem for digital health startup is one of the best in the world and has provided many supports and resources to Twiage. Twiage has been around for almost 4 years.
What resources in the startup community have contributed to the success of Twiage?
We are grateful to the abundant resources Boston has to offer to digital health startups, particularly to PULSE@MassChallenge, which gave Twiage grant funding, co-working space, and many valuable networking opportunities. We also greatly appreciate MassChallenge, Village Capital, and HUBWeek for their support.
How do you use StartHub professionally?
I mainly use StartHub to track industry events around Boston and find it very helpful.
What are the next steps for Twiage?
Twiage will be raising our Series A Round of funding in 2018.
What is the most important thing our readers should know about Twiage?
Almost everyone will have loved ones to take ambulances to hospitals one day. Help Twiage spread the word in your communities to accelerate life-saving emergency care.Read Complete Article