“A good idea is important from the point of spurring the founders into action!”
“You can’t just build a business model and say that this is a winner!”
“Treat your employees with great respect…Work hard for your employees!”
– Dr. Anand Lakshman, founder and CEO of AddressHealth(startup that bridges the gap in child healthcare via schools!)
In this week’s episode, we talk to Dr. Anand Lakshman, the CEO and founder of AddressHealth. This is a startup that aims to improve pediatric or child healthcare via schools! They serve over 100,000 children via their in-school programs and are planning to expand to several times their size in the near future!
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A doctor by profession and education, Anand gives us some great tips and startup advice. He talks about the idea of his startup and how he managed to use an existing model available elsewhere. And how he had to tweak it to fit India. He also talks about how his startup pivoted to provide child healthcare via schools – a missing link that has really propelled his startup! We also dive a little bit into product design as Anand considers that his forte. So don’t miss this segment
Marcas (a company that helps startups register IP and featured on episode 49) have been kind enough to partner with us to provide a forum for all startups to ask questions related to trademark registration. Simply use the hashtag #AskMarcas and ask your question. We’ll answer this in an upcoming session of FoundersGyan. Also, we will be having a special segment on upcoming episodes in association with Marcas to clear out misconceptions related to trademark and IP registration.
Following are the resources that Anand mentions:
- AddressHealth – The startup that aims to improve primary child healthcare via schools.
- Research paper that Anand mentions as being useful to startups on the show can be got here
- You can reach out to him via Linkedin or email him at anand AT addresshealth.com
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