One year ago this month, Allianz Life tipped us to a venture arm forming in Minneapolis after posting two local positions: one for an Investment Director and another role for a Venture Analyst.
A pair of Minneapolis motor enthusiasts have become tech entrepreneurs since closing on $140k in backing from some 1,463 supporters on Kickstarter who want in on the action.
“Are you covered by your health insurance policy when you leave the country?” posits entrepreneur and international traveler Ryan Skoog.
“We found that about 80% of policies don’t provide coverage outside the US while about 80% of people think theirs does. This paradox presents a big problem.”
Together with Terry Boynton, the two were traveling in Nepal on a mission trip when they realized just how fortunate their lives are. Travel is essential to understanding more than just a geography — but to mankind as a whole.
Formed in 2006, OneMedNet specializes in the exchange of medical imaging. Their flagship BEAM software suite features an array of features for providers and patients to securely and quickly share information across a number of devices and networks.
“I’ve always had more ideas to work on,” says Mary Meehan, explaining her motivation to start another company.
“It’s like a gift and a curse…this entrepreneurship thing…but I just love solving problems.”
Though Meehan is not a formally trained social scientist, she’s spent over a quarter century thinking like one, and capitalizing on her experiments along the way.