Ryan Luce has been working in online healthcare for more than a decade, and saw first-hand the tremendous challenges (and hence opportunity) in the world of recruiting patients for clinical trials. His idea was to build easy-to-use tools for patients to connect with clinical trials – thereby helping not only the patients, but also the overall pace of medical research.
Ryan believes that Corengi’s participation in Fast Pitch “was tremendously helpful. Going through the process improved our pitch, helped us think about the positive social impact, and it was also great to win the investment. Since Fast Pitch we were selected to exhibit at the annual TEDMED conference, were selected as a semifinalist for the Healthcare Innovation World Cup. We also joined the HUB and work from there part-time. I honestly think we’re using Fast Pitch’s network pretty extensively – particularly in the expert advice and introduction category. That said, we’re still a small startup – continuing to refine our product and build our business.”