Congrats to our client, Mr Farouk Meralli – mClinica winning the 2015 Hack Osaka Award
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mClinica, a mobile health technology startup backed by Kickstart Ventures, 500 Startups, and IMJ-Investment Partners, bagged the top prize in a pitch competition at the 2015 Hack Osaka Conference last month.
The company, which found initial traction in the Philippines and maintains a software research and development center in Manila, will use the prize money to fuel expansion to other Asian countries, including Vietnam and Indonesia.
mClinica CEO Farouk Meralli, a Harvard-educated, Canadian entrepreneur who held senior positions at leading pharmaceutical companies including Roche and Pfizer, chose the Philippines for his pilot because the country’s healthcare system faces many challenges. He was also impressed by the quality of local tech talent and the openness of the Filipino people to new technologies.