U of T healthcare startup MedEssist provides “pharmacist-tailored, digital infrastructure that enables them to build longer patient relationships.”
Founded by U of T alumni Joella Almeida (BA 2018 WDW) and Michael Do (B.Sc. Pharm 2010), MedEssist turns pharmacies into modern and proactive healthcare hubs that can deliver population-scale health initiatives.
MedEssist was a member of the 2019 cohort of startups at U of T’s Health Innovation Hub (H2i), one of 11 accelerators spread across the University’s three campuses.
In an interview with the Toronto Star, Almeida discusses everything from her journey as an entrepreneur, how MedEssist is helping to fill a gap in healthcare, and being accepted into the Google for Startups accelerator program for women.