30 episodes

A Healthy Idea is a podcast solely dedicated to exploring the digital health space. We interview founders and early team members, to understand how technology and entrepreneurship are changing the healthcare space.

All opinions made on A Healthy Idea Podcast are our own.

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A Healthy Idea A Healthy Idea

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

A Healthy Idea is a podcast solely dedicated to exploring the digital health space. We interview founders and early team members, to understand how technology and entrepreneurship are changing the healthcare space.

All opinions made on A Healthy Idea Podcast are our own.

Sign up to receive updates on new episodes, exclusive Q&A, and future giveaways. https://ahealthyideapodcast.com/subscribe

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    How Your Relationships are the Biggest Predictor of Happiness in Life, Creating an App as a Non-Technical Founder, and How to Understand your Customers, with Ali Maggioncalda, Founder/CEO of Lovewick

    How Your Relationships are the Biggest Predictor of Happiness in Life, Creating an App as a Non-Technical Founder, and How to Understand your Customers, with Ali Maggioncalda, Founder/CEO of Lovewick

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    Today we sit down with Ali Maggioncalda, the CEO and founder of Lovewick. Lovewick is an app centered on creating deeper relationships for couples. Ali started off her exploration of love and relationships at Stanford doing extensive research on the psychology of healthy relationships and how that plays into the health of our daily lives.

    Throughout her research, she noticed there was a huge difference in finding and retaining satisfied relationships in the digital age. Her works focuses on addressing the many differences in how couples interact and think about love.

    Lovewick has an average of 4.8 stars on the App Store, over 150+ reviews, and has over 20,000 active users. Truly an episode to listen to if you’re interested in the science of healthy relationships (new love, married, or even with friends or family) and finding deep relationships.

    Topics we cover:

    1) What Ali has learned after interviewing over 200 couples for user research

    2) Ali's process on deciding to pursue a start-up idea

    3) How to understand if the problem you're solving requires a digital solution

    4) Growing your audience by using TikTok

    5) The Power of Community as a Founder





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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Jackson Square Ventures Partner Victor Echevarria on Why the Best Founders are Incredibly Humble; Why SPACs are Overhyped, and Why the First $100B Healthtech Company is Closer Than You Might Think.

    Jackson Square Ventures Partner Victor Echevarria on Why the Best Founders are Incredibly Humble; Why SPACs are Overhyped, and Why the First $100B Healthtech Company is Closer Than You Might Think.

    Today's special guest is Victor Echevarria! Victor is a Partner at Jackson Square Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in software businesses. A founder turned investor, his investments include 1upHealth, WELL Health, and Trust & Will. 

    Prior to joining JSV in 2018, Victor founded Remedy Labs, a healthcare fintech company focused on patient and payer billing accuracy. He was also a very early team member at TaskRabbit, where he ran marketing and business development, conceptualizing and launching the company's B2B offering.

    Topics we talk about today:

    1) How did being an early leader at TaskRabbit change the way you think about operating startups?

    2) Victor's insane luck of graduating into two different recessions after finishing undergrad and B-school.

    3) Why there's "never a good time" to start a company.

    4) What is interoperability and why now might finally be the time to achieve it.

    5) Are SPACs worth the hype?

    6) How start-up founders can hack hyper-personal growth



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    • 46 min
    The Importance of Building Community to Promote Healthy Behaviors with co-founders of MindthruBody Elsa Jimenez and Arelys

    The Importance of Building Community to Promote Healthy Behaviors with co-founders of MindthruBody Elsa Jimenez and Arelys

    Elsa and Arelys are the co-founders of MindThruBody, an online community focused on empowering Latinx women to pursue physical activity through the power of community and sharing experiences.

    Topics we talk about today:


    What made you want to start this organization?
    Why use Instagram as your main channel for distributing content?
    What's it like working completely remotely? 
    What does it mean to build community?
    What does the final version of Mindthrubody look like in your mind?



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    • 48 min
    Next Generation Dental Care Using AI, with Dr. Wardah Inam, CEO & Co-founder of Overjet

    Next Generation Dental Care Using AI, with Dr. Wardah Inam, CEO & Co-founder of Overjet

    Dr. Wardah Inam is the CEO and co-founder of Overjet. Overjet is a software company that develops a platform designed to reduce costs and improve the quality of dental care. It uses artificial intelligence and analyzes dental data to determine what treatments are necessary for the patient, enabling patients to get improved dental care.

    She has been ranked among the 32 most influential people in dentistry by Incisal Edge. Prior to founding Overjet, she led product development at a Silicon Valley-based healthcare startup, Q Bio, working on biomedical imaging.



    Topics we discuss today:


    Wardah's journey into entrepreneurship
    How do you go about finding early customers?
    Overcoming challenges working with dental care data
    Advice on recruiting high-quality engineering talent
    How do you manage patients over time?
    How do you think about how much money you should raise for your company?



    You can pick up a copy of the book Wardah is currently reading here!

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    Want to learn even more about digital health? Sign up for our newsletter! You'll get digital health news highlights, exclusive guest Q&As, and digital health job postings in your inbox every two weeks.

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    • 52 min
    Why Dental Care Needs to be Better and How Wally Health is Reinventing The Dental Care Experience, with Tyler Burnett, CEO and Co-Founder Of Wally Health

    Why Dental Care Needs to be Better and How Wally Health is Reinventing The Dental Care Experience, with Tyler Burnett, CEO and Co-Founder Of Wally Health

    Wally Health is the one-stop shop for oral care.  Wally is reinventing the end-to-end dental care experience with personalized, accessible, and affordable dental products delivered to your front door. Consider Wally Health the Hims & Hers of dental care.

    Tyler is a mission-driven entrepreneur who previously co-founded Western Canada's largest private digital OOH media company (exit to Canada's 3rd largest co).  After receiving a dental treatment plan for 8 fillings, when he actually only needed one, he and his co-founders began building a solution to solve the current oral care crisis.

    Topics we discuss today:


    Why proper oral care starts at home
    The Billion Dollar Market for Unnecessary tooth fillings
    Why is dental health so important?
    Differences between Canadian and US dental care.
    What does an “ideal” dental experience look like?
    What dental products should consumers avoid?
    As a B2C product, how do you get yourself in front of customers?

    Shocking Facts about Dental Care:


    According to the CDC, an estimated 1 in 4 adults aged 20 - 44 have an untreated cavity. (Source)
    A study in 2011 found that an estimated fifty percent of Americans avoid going to the dentist out of fear or anxiety. (Source)
    In 2018, 42% of surveyed Americans don't see a dentist as often as they would like (Source)

    Want to support the podcast? You can buy us coffee here!

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    • 57 min
    Building a First Class Sales Organization and Truly Understand Your Customer’s Needs with Ryan Hungate DDS, CEO and Co-founder of Simpleye

    Building a First Class Sales Organization and Truly Understand Your Customer’s Needs with Ryan Hungate DDS, CEO and Co-founder of Simpleye

    Today we sit down with Ryan Hungate, CEO of Simplifeye. Simplifeye is building an all-in-one suite of products to help dental offices manage their patients. Simplifeye provides an out-of-the-box solution that offers Live Chat, Payments, Scheduling, and connected telehealth to customers. Ryan provides some fantastic insights on sales, defining your company's value proposition, and his mindset on how he approaches creating a product that users actually want. 

    Topics we discuss today: 

    1.) Ryan’s first attempts at creating a start-up and what he learned. 

    2.) How to convince your customers that they should use your product. 

    3.) What does it take to create a strong sales organization? 

    4.) How you might be talking your way out of a sale rather than talking yourself into one when speaking with customers. 

    5.) How do payment companies like Affirm work?

    6.) How can dental care providers leverage their business model to provide more flexible financing in dental care?



    Want to support the podcast? You can buy us coffee here!

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    Want to learn even more about digital health? Sign up for our newsletter! You'll get digital health news highlights, exclusive guest Q&As, and digital health job postings in your inbox every two weeks.

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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

karishma.cheyenne ,

Great podcast!

The hosts delve into the rapidly changing landscape of the healthcare space with a fresh and unique perspective. A real easy listen.

itslola!!! ,

Reimagining health!

Thoughtful and insightful podcast on one of the most important topics - our Health and the systems that surround it. Their unique approach illuminates how innovation is changing our healthcare rapidly. Love it!!

Gotta Love Life ,

Healthier Health Systems!!

Listened to the podcast and love the sweet voice of Iman, the direct questions to the guests, lovely innovation that learning how the medical field is moving to help bring the power back to the patrons rather than the insurance questions.

The combo of Iman and Nico kept my interest alive.

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