“The competition was tough this year, and I think the fact that we made it to the next round says a lot about the strength of our product, our team, and the need for innovative solutions in healthcare.” - Bret Larsen, eVisit CEO
Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) May 14, 2015
eVisit, a fast-growing telehealth startup, was just announced as one of 25 semifinalists in the Spring 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge. Chosen from a competitive pool of 138 applicants, semifinalists represent the most innovative, promising early-stage companies across Arizona, and several other states.
The Arizona Innovation Challenge is a bi-annual competition run by the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) and awards up to $3 million annually to talented entrepreneurs. Companies span a variety of high-value industries, from IT software, to biological sciences, to aerospace and defense. Winners of the challenge are awarded up to $250,000 to help grow their businesses.
“We’re excited and honored to have made it into the semifinals,” says eVisit CEO, Bret Larsen. “The competition was tough this year, and I think the fact that we made it to the next round says a lot about the strength of our product, our team, and the need for innovative solutions in healthcare.”
After only a year, eVisit has grown from concept to a promising telehealth startup with an impressive team of 10 full-time employees. The startup’s telemedicine platform allows healthcare providers to treat their existing patients remotely via 2-way, high-resolution, secure video chat. It’s the only physician-first telemedicine solution on the market, and is now available via mobile and web app.
“We’re already getting a great response from doctors and we’re looking forward to continuing to build on that,” says Dr. Glen McCracken, President of eVisit. “Being part of the Arizona Innovation Challenge is a big deal because it shows our concept and our company is going in the right direction. We’re excited for the next round.”
Semifinalists may also qualify for the ACA’s mentor program, Venture Ready, which pairs early-stage companies with CEOs who offer guidance on each company’s business strategies.
Winners of the Spring 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge will be announced in June 2015.
eVisit is an innovative telehealth software company with the mission of fundamentally simplifying healthcare. The eVisit telemedicine platform allows healthcare providers to connect and treat their patients remotely, through high-res, secure, two-way video chat. Now accessible online and via mobile app.
As a physician-first company, our software is designed by physicians, for physicians. Our telemedicine platform is intuitive, requires minimal training, and is the only solution that facilitates telemedicine reimbursement for providers from third party payers. With eVisit, physicians optimize patient flow and boost practice revenue, and patients receive high-quality care while at work, home, or on the road, from the doctor that knows them best.