It was a great experience to put up a stall for BrownPacket at Forbes -U30 in Boston. We were the only alpha startup from India and was great to get amazing feedback and meeting young entrepreneurs. It was totally worth spending the money.
I attended the event last year as a participant but this year was more fun and learning experience. These are the fabulous four reasons to showcase the product at this platform-
- Getting some great feedback from 3rd eye perspective.
- Understanding the technology and idea of other entrepreneurs in the US and comparing on where do we stand in terms of execution and growth
- Finding a business partner to launch the app in other countries (Ohh.. this worked).
- Connecting with Angel investors and U30 list makers.
I am excited to talk to folks in Indonesia, Myanmar,and Thailand for launching in these countries very soon. We are also excited to work on a collaboration deal with one of the other healthcare startup MedClue in coming months.
Also, we are getting support from few Tech Entrepreneurs who are based out of US to fine tune our application and services.
I tried to connect with all sorts of people and thankful for my friends Karan and Abhishek who supported me during the 3 days of an extravaganza. Apart from connecting with great link minded people, The event was full of surprise and fun. DJ Zedd played on day one and then we did bar crawling in Fenway Park( Home of Boston Redsox). You can see some pictures from the event.
During the event, we put a survey on our stall and asked simple questions. 60% of the people who took part in the survey said that they have not used/tried any online systems to order medicines. There were 37.5 % people who said that they don’t want to share their prescription with any third party apps or websites and just 15% people of the total response received mentioned that they use health app on a day today basis. It was an incredible response from attendees.
Overall, It was a very good learning curve for us and looking forward to making some serious impact on Healthcare industry in Rural and Urban India.