Campaign Ended! The campaign ended on February, 28 2016
We have crossed 1000 registered users, with over 2000 installs of the app! Targeting 3000 installs by the end of this month
Our product - Navia Pharm is being used by over 500 patients already, with over 40 new installs being recorded every day.
My name is Kunal Kishore Dhawan - the elder son of a middle class family. I have a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry, and a Masters in Biotechnology Management. Having worked in the pharmaceutical industry, I realized that it was still steeped in the old school of thought and decided to make something in the healthcare industry that had more dynamism, a more flexible way of thinking, and most importantly a willingness to change people's lives.
About the cause:
My teammates and I started Navia Life Care with a vision to be a healthcare brand, focusing on products and services that range from preventive to curative health.
To begin with, we launched Navia Pharm - a personal treatment manager - which is available on the Android play store (you can get the app from: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.healthapp.navia). We have produced a reminder system for medications through which not only do users never forget to take their pills, but can also track their adherence to prescribed regimen, which they can share with their healthcare providers.
We are also integrating this with an online marketplace for traditional/brick-and-mortar pharmacies, where they receive full visibility, automation and increased customer base (the only one who guarantees this). Moving on, we will then be integrating this with predictive analytics and machine learning so as to provide users/patients with a end-to-end treatment management solution.
What the funds will be used for:
I currently have 10 employees working with us in this venture. I have put in my own savings to pay for the product development, employee salaries, marketing, and all other components of the business. Moving forward, we will look to expand our service to helping people procure their medicines online, improving the medicine reminder feature to also include health management and medicine tracking. I also wish to expand the team further with specialized roles in marketing, sales, analytics and technology. Marketing our product to the right healthcare channels will also require funding, which we shall aim to raise here and from external investors.
How the backers will be making a difference:
Making a difference in the lives of millions of chronic patients who on a daily basis encounter problems of lack of availability of quality medicines, mis-adherence, and other health issues. In a country such as India, where people face great difficulties in procuring basic healthcare services, it is technology that will be bring about the next big change. You will be involved in the beginning of a healthcare revolution.
I am trying to build a company, and giving employment opportunities to several people, thus ensuring livelihoods for them. You will be contributing directly to that!
Feel free to check out our website: www.navialifecare.com