ShareSmart: Where healthcare happens.
REDWOOD CITY, CA - March 6, 2018 - Startup Grind inducted 50 Companies to the 2018 Class of Startups. The Startup Program recognizes the Top 50 companies handpicked from 115 countries, 400 cities around the world to exhibit Startup Grind Global 2018. Startup Grind Startup Program Top 50 companies are an elite group of pre-seed and seed stage companies who have collectively raised more than $40 Million and hail from countries as far away as Mauritius, Japan, Bangladesh, Australia and as close as Guatemala, Canada, New York, Virginia, Georgia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Texas, Nevada, Washington, California and more.
Startup Exhibition companies were given access to a global audience at the annual Global Event (www.startupgrind.com/conference) held February 12th through February 14th in beautiful historic downtown Redwood City.
“We started this program after seeing many of the Accelerators and Incubators not doing much to really help companies,” says Derek Andersen, founder & CEO of Startup Grind. “We really wanted to make an actual difference in the startups trajectory and leverage all of our resources and network to their advantage.”
“Of the 7,000 plus startups that were considered, 130 were selected representing the Startup Grind community across 80 countries and the Top 50 have been inducted into our Global Startup Program for 2018. These startups have great teams, traction, technology, and massive markets,” says Andersen.
Among the Top 50 is a Canadian health information communication technology (ICT) company, Think Tank Innovations Ltd. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia, the company has been transforming the way healthcare professionals take and share clinical photographs and collaborate using their smartphones with its app, ShareSmart.
Think Tank is led by thought leaders in health information privacy and clinicians committed to elevating patient outcomes and safety. Practicing plastic surgeon and Chief Clinical Implementation Officer of the company, Dr. Justin Yeung, and his team of researchers received national acclaim for its work on national guidelines on utilizing smartphones in the clinical setting. An active patient advocate and impassioned clinical educator, he insists “we need to proactively safeguard sensitive patient information and change the culture of blithe disregard for the risks associated with using apps not intended for healthcare.”
When ShareSmart launched in 2016, it was touted as the ‘WhatsApp’ of healthcare, but the platform is much more. “ShareSmart was made specifically for healthcare,” says Jonathan Chan, product specialist for ShareSmart. “You can collect both verbal or written patient consent, collaborate with a network of trusted healthcare colleagues and organize clinical images on your smartphone. On the facility side, you have access to a powerful audit dashboard through a ShareSmart extension called Monocle, that aligns with local health information privacy legislation, including HIPAA, Albertan Health Information Act (HIA), Canadian PIPEDA, and the forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
“We are humbled and proud to be included in the company of such great ventures each making a meaningful impact with technical innovation. Coming out to Startup Grind affirmed that there is an appetite among the global angel and venture capital community to back Canadian-led companies. Those who have had experience working with Canadians shared that they know that they can expect second-to-none corporate governance, balanced fiscal prudence and relatively better valuations,” shared Tabata.
About Think Tank Innovations and ShareSmart
Think Tank is a health information communications technology innovation company, committed to elevating patient safety and reducing healthcare professional risk through the development of intuitive SaaS tools. We launched the ShareSmart App in 2016 and are in pilot with 2 additional solutions, ShareSmart Web and Monocle. ShareSmart Web is a desktop extension of the ShareSmart App, and Monocle is a powerful dashboard for health institutions. ShareSmart boasts a network of over 18,000 healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, dentists, paramedical professionals and medical sales representative practicing around the world.
Learn more at www.sharesmart.ca.