Failcon Atlanta - A Post-mortem of a healthcare startup

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My presentation from Failcon Atlanta about how my healthcare startup, Patient Communicator, failed.

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Failcon Atlanta - A Post-mortem of a healthcare startup

  1. 1. A post-mortem of a failed healthcare tech startup Jeff Novich Failcon Atlanta 2014
  2. 2. About me Hackathons Startups Recent Employment School
  3. 3. Medical School Graduation 1975 Dr. Novich
  4. 4. 1,200 patients 200+ phone calls a day 3 assistants Declining Net 50 phone calls a day 0 assistants Increased Net 50% same day visits Then Now
  5. 5. I’m spoiled. “ ” I took to it right away and I absolutely love it. “ ”
  6. 6. 40 investors No.
  7. 7. 1. Business > Product
  8. 8. 2. The “Black Box”
  9. 9. 2. The “Black Box”
  10. 10. 2. The “Black Box”
  11. 11. 2. The “Black Box”
  12. 12. 3. Don’t build for outliers
  13. 13. 4. Doctors are tech laggards
  14. 14. 5. Understand user acquisition
  15. 15. 6. Patient portals are commoditized
  16. 16. 7. Do your homework
  17. 17. 8. No CTO
  18. 18. 9. Losing the passion.
  19. 19. This is what failure looks like.
  20. 20. Thank you! @jeffnovich jeffnovich@gmail.com Planetjeffro.com

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