Ross Kopelman is Co-founder of Urlinq and President & Student Technology Chair of the NYU Entrepreneur Network. Ross is studying Biotechnology & Entrepreneurship at NYU Poly.
On March 31st, students, physicians, and entrepreneurs gathered at NYU’s Leslie eLab for a discussion with StartUp Health Co-founder & CEO, Steven Krein, about the reimagination of healthcare in the startup world. So, what do entrepreneurs need to know about breaking into the digital health space?
- Passion, not Experience is Mandatory
With a law degree and two successful tech companies under his belt, Steve’s first experience in the health space came from launching OrganizedWisdom.com with his co-founder Unity Stoakes. Throughout this process, the two realized the difficulty of launching a startup in the healthcare space and became passionate about the huge opportunity for disruption in the industry.
- Support is Key
Since Steve didn’t come from a healthcare background, he surrounded himself with team of advisors and peers that did. The value of these connections were one of the founding principles for StartUp Health Academy which utilizes a peer network to increase the equity value of its startups.
- A Solid Co-Founder Will Get You Place
When asked about his top advice for entrepreneurs and physicians looking to start a company in the digital health space, he spoke about finding a co-founder that will be the peanut butter to your jelly. “Everyone should have a Unity,” he noted.
If you're interested in pursuing a startup in the healthcare space, please look into Startup Health Academy, a global, long-term coaching program and trusted peer network focused on increasing the equity value of its startups.