EnrichHER Edition: Patientory with Chrissa McFarlane
Today on our Enrich Her edition of StartUp Funding hosted by Dr. Roshawnna Novellus we have the founder of Patientory. During our enlightening interview she talks about what inspired her to become and entrepreneur and how she came up with the idea for Patientory. Born in Jamaica her parents immigrated to Atlanta when she was 3 years old where her parents started a restaurant business. According to her, “I knew I always wanted to help people and I excelled in the sciences and mathematics so I knew I always wanted to be a doctor.” She recounts an experience she had after filling in and babysitting for David Rockefeller in New York City which opened up to her the immense potential of entrepreneurship. She decided to learn more on what entrepreneurship was and how to utilize her passion for helping people, which led her to start Patientory. With firm purpose she attended business school and ended up consulting for medical technology companies where she gained the experience needed to start her own business to help patients be more involved in their own healthcare on a platform with far reaching ramifications. She went on to tell us about exciting happenings at Patientory which include new partnerships and growth potential. Being an entrepreneur comes with several challenges and she tells us about an obstacle she was faced with and how she was able to overcome and learn from it. According to her choosing the right people for her team for the best value when building the platform was a great challenge and eventually a learning experience. She also explains what our listeners and readers can do right now to make sure Patientory is a success. Finally on the golden question of what success in Patientory looks like for her on a global scale she says: “being able to see patients engaged on the platform and use it to improve their quality of life”. With such drive and determination, we know that she is going places. Roshawnna Novellus and the Chrissa of Patientory discuss: [01:47]Chrissa tells us more about what brought her to entrepreneurship and how she came up with the idea for Patientory. [03:30]Chrissa tells us about happenings at Patientory that has her excited. [04:09] Being an entrepreneur means facing obstacles and she gives us examples of obstacles she has been able to overcome. [04:50]vChrissa gives us tips on how we can make Patientory a success. [05:18] Success is a relative term and she tells us what success means to her.