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Women's Health Startup Opportunities For Entrepreneurs

My guest today is Dr Kimya Tarr, family doctor with the NHS in the UK, digital health clinician at Babylon, and the best part, Kimya is also the singer /songwriter known as Lexis!

In this episode, Dr Tarr teaches:

  • Opportunities for innovation & entrepreneurship to improve women’s & maternal health
  • An NHS doctor’s perspective about problems that need solving
  • The gender bias in healthcare
  • Ensuring technology does not widen health inequalities
  • How Babylon Health is helping women’s tech startups around the world
  • The role of a Digital Health Clinician at Babylon
  • How Digital Health can help tackle the problems in health & care
  • How being a singer/songwriter can help Entrepreneurs

This week’s news covers the story of a founder whose personal experience with miscarriage led her to create a startup that offers services addressing everything from fertility to family care. Her unicorn has also attracted investment from the likes of Oprah Winfrey!

As a Harvard & Oxford trained preventive medicine / public health physician, I’m passionate about helping Entrepreneurs create a healthier, happier world. As you’re well aware, entrepreneurship in the health sector is not that straightforward. Even giants like Google, Apple, and Amazon struggle sometimes. Should they stop? Are they best placed to innovate in the health sector? Personally, I feel they should continue their mission, as should startups and Entrepreneurs. There are plenty of problems to solve; the more minds paying attention to health, the better.

After speaking with and learning from Entrepreneurs, I created a short checklist that will help fast-track your health startup journey. It comes with a free masterclass, where I walk you through this checklist. I’ve essentially distilled 20+ years of international experience into this prescription for what I like to call Startup Therapy. If you have questions, or if I can be of any help whatsoever, feel free to join me in one of my weekly Office Hours.

However, if our journey together ends here, I’ll leave a few thoughts for Entrepreneurs and fellow changemakers:

  1. Not all problems need health tech or digital health, but used wisely, they can dramatically help inform prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
  2. Not all problems are in healthCARE, so think of the wider social, environmental, occupational, and lifestyle determinants of health.
  3. Not all problems can be tackled here and now, so think of the life course approach, with innovation in early-life (the first 1000 days), and across all sectors.

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