The founders of a telemedicine company and the owner of a company that aims to get people to finance their own large purchases made presentations Wednesday at Wichita’s 1 Million Cups.
1 Million Cups ICT is a weekly gathering designed to aid entrepreneurs by making contacts in the community and gaining awareness. It meets Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. Next week’s event will be at Wichita State University’s Old Town offices, 238 N. Mead.
Co-founders: Elisha Yaghmai and Charles Coffee
Pitch: They are building a business that connects medical specialists in Kansas and elsewhere to rural patients. Instead of driving hours to Wichita or Kansas City, rural residents could drive to their local hospitals for exams or consultations with specialists using video and audio monitors.
Status: The company is a year old and has some revenue. It is working through difficulties getting its doctors certified and health insurers to pay for the service, but is now expanding.
Need: Greater acceptance from rural hospitals and patients.
Own the Bank
Founder: Recil Robinson
Pitch: Robinson is marketing a system for people to build up their own money to finance large purchases, rather than borrow from a bank.
Status: He has been marketing the service since 2011.
Need: More customers.