Digital Entrepreneurs: VLAB event Panel Preview


 

Entrepreneurs generally focus on finding a product or service that solves a problem, find a way to monetize it, drive revenue and lead a right team to scale up to a steady growth.  Millennials, fast emerging new breed of entrepreneurs, are using digital technology to create a niche or are finding ways to offer their services and scale through the use of digital strategy and marketing.

At VLAB event to be held at SRI International on January 26, 2016, young panelists on the startup runway who have sparked investors’ interest, will share their stories.   The event will be moderated by Adam Draper, Founder and Chief at BoostVC, a Silicon Valley based, seed stage accelerator that invests in block chain and virtual reality startups.

The panelists include Anne Wootton, Co-founder at Pop Up Archive, Pelu Tran, President, CCO and Co-Founder, Augmedix and Stanley Tang, Co-Founder at DoorDash.

Pop Up Archive is in the disruptive space of making sound searchable, through the use of cutting edge speech-to-text technology.  It allows content creators to store, search, and access audio files from anywhere in minutes, with additional features like ability to edit the audio transcripts using key commands to pause and rewind, accept or reject tags from a list of machine generated keywords, and more.  This offers a high quality workspace and audio search tool to journalists and archivists.

A wide range of likely benefits like improved patient care & participation, improved care coordination & diagnosis, improved patient outcomes and cost savings, are all driving a slow but sure move from paper records to EHR or electronic medical records and companies like Augmedix are spearheading the transition.  With wearable technologies like Google Glass, Augmedixa HIPAA-compliant documentation service, makes it easy for physicians to efficiently chart the progress, take notes, and improve patient satisfaction.

Found in 2013, DoorDash aims to use logistics services to offer food delivery from restaurants on-demand.  Found by a group of Stanford students and launched in the South Bay, CA, DoorDash has since expanded to several other markets and has raised nearly $60M over several financing rounds.  

This panel of young entrepreneurs will share their stories at VLAB event, at SRI on January 26, from 6 to 8:30pm.  The panelists will share the challenges they overcame in their entrepreneurship journey thus far, share tips and lessons learned that would help others navigate towards success, and will answer questions about founding a startup and raising money.  Register for the event at www.vlab.org .

 

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