How the quarantine convinced healthcare professionals to embrace Telehealth
When we launched MEDIFI in late 2015, the digital health industry was really taking off. As we set out to provide a telehealth and teleconsultation platform to a Philippine market that sorely needed it, the benefits to both patients and doctors seemed inarguable. What patient wouldn’t want the ability to consult with their physician without leaving the comforts of their own home? However, being a multi-sided platform, the success lies in strengthening MEDIFI’s supply-side with a significant number of physicians onboard.
The value proposition was very clear and everyone seemed to be on-board, but what seemed logical on paper is no match for the realities of human behavior. We kept on reaching out to doctor after doctor, receiving the same non-committal praise for the platform, followed by the promise to try it out but ghosted in the end. The problem wasn’t that they didn’t believe in telehealth, the problem was they didn’t trust it. …
The Story of Airborne Access, a Band of Brothers, and How Fortune Favors the Beer Drinker.
The following is the first chapter of The Finishers, a book published in 2017 that told the stories of 18 founders and the startups they built, ran, and exited. Among the startups featured in the book include Sulit, Anino Games, Hey Kuya, Chikka, MyProperty.ph, and Socialytics. This story is about Airborne Access, the Wi-Fi hotspot network we founded in 2002, and acquired by SMART Communications in 2008.
Excerpted with permission from the author, Ezra Ferraz.
Airborne Access Brings Enterprise WiFi to the Mobile Worker
When serial entrepreneur Jay Fajardo tried to recruit early employees with the promise of equity for his startup Airborne Access in 2002, he may as well have been speaking in an obscure Filipino dialect. …
An account by my great-grandfather of the Battle of Zapote Bridge against the Spanish, and other events in Las Piñas, Cavite, and Manila at the start of the Philippine revolt against Spain.
The following is an account by my great-grandfather, Daniel M. Fajardo, of the events he witnessed or had been part of, immediately after the pivotal Cry of Pugad Lawin. The events recounted occurred when he had just turned 18. The manuscript was found by my cousin, Virnaliz Casimiro Fajardo, among documents and other items she found in our ancestral home in Las Piñas, Metro Manila. …
Learn more about how we envision the future of Gameworks and why we’re excited for the tokenised gaming experience.
It’s been exactly a month since we announced our pivot towards building a tokenised gaming ecosystem highlighting how we’re poised to change the game with our business model that lends legal compliance, transparency & security, and fair & convenient monetization to the online gaming industry. Bringing together all three benefits on a single platform has been unprecedented until now, made possible through the technology and economic mechanisms offered by the blockchain.
We’re happy to announce that the latest Gameworks whitepaper is publicly available for download. …
ReadyPlayGo is now Gameworks.
UPDATE 11.15.2018: Due to current market conditions, lost opportunities during the holidays, and the anticipated purchasing behavior of GWX customers; we have decided to slide the timetable of Private Sale 2 to run from December 1, 2018 to January 15, 2019.
Businesses built on technology will always be under pressure by rapid changes in the environment they operate in.
The agile business of today must be constantly sensitive to these signals, quick to respond to emerging challenges & opportunities, and bold enough to take charge and change course when needed. …
If you’re used to Vim, you’ll soon find Arduino’s IDE to be somewhat cumbersome and counter intuitive.
To make Vim work with your Arduino sketches, there are essentially three aspects we need to consider; syntax, compiling and uploading your code to the micro controller, and access to the serial terminal.
This tutorial assumes you’re on OSX and using Homebrew as your package manager. You’ll also need to have Python to painlessly install ino, an Arduino CLI that VIM will be using to compile and upload sketches.
Installing Python, if you don’t have it yet is pretty straight forward through Homebrew…
Most accelerator programs have varying durations of 3 to 12 months. Ours is a 5-month program
At the end of a program, startups would either be…
1. generating enough revenue to fuel your operating expenses yourself,
2. happily on your way to the next funding round, or
3. have burned through all your capital and have no more money in the bank.
This post is about the last scenario.
“What next?” asks the founder of a beleaguered startup. …