Springboard Startup Spotlight: mWorks

Jun 13, 2017

The mWorks vision is a healthcare system in which patients are very engaged in their own care. They are guided by a team of healthcare providers and supported by their caregivers. Patients are receiving care everywhere, all the time and not just when they are in in the hospital or visiting their doctor. Mobile technologies and connected devices can be powerful enablers of this healthcare system.

The mWorks platform makes it fast and simple to create care management solutions for different healthcare scenarios that allow patients, providers, and caregivers to be connected with each other with the sole purpose of improving and managing the patient’s health. These solutions are intelligent and interoperable and help deliver high quality care to patients very efficiently.

We got the opportunity to speak with Aziz Boxwala,  co-founder and the CEO of mWorks Heath about startup life, family, and his time with Springboard.

What makes you passionate about your job?

Information technology, which is underutilized in healthcare today, can have a big impact on how we receive healthcare. We founded mWorks Health to help patients be engaged in and manage their own health with the guidance of their providers; their health needs are being addressed everywhere and all the time, not just when they are visiting their doctor or in a hospital. We are passionate about making it very easy for providers and patients to adopt technologies to make healthcare more accessible and of high quality.

What was the largest obstacle you had in creating a business?

The largest obstacle was managing my own time and how to split my time between my existing work, which pays the bills, and mWorks, which required so much attention.

How did you hear about CONNECT?
A friend of mine had recently graduated his started up (tab32) through Springboard. He urged me to apply for the program.

What’s your favorite business book or website?
The Startup Owner’s Manual by Steve Blank and Bob Dorf

What’s the best business advice you received from the Springboard program?
The mentorship at CONNECT was amazing. I feel very fortunate to receive the guidance from my mentor panel. The advice that stands out was “The math must add up” meaning that the different pieces of the business plans are consistent with each other.
When are you the happiest?
Weekends with the family, and in particular watching my daughter play soccer

What advice would you give to other startups?

Test your product ideas early with customers and keep refining your product and your strategy.