Episode 6 – Innovation from the Global South
How do we reach patients in remote areas? What does it mean to start a start-up in a developing country? How can we have equal healthcare access across the Globe?
In this podcast episode number 6, Almas speaks with Dr.Leyla Taghizade, Founder of NewSpace Business Accelerator & Open Innovation and co-founder of Reseptron, a mobile health application to connect underserved patients with medical organizations in #Azerbaijan.
Leyla holds a Ph.D. in Healthcare Management from the State Institute for Advanced Education of Physicians and a Medical Diploma from Azerbaijan Medical University with 10+ years of experience as a CEO of the private clinic. Leyla is the co-founder of the Reseptron mobile telehealth application for patients in remote areas to enhance patient’s access to medical services. She is a member of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science ) since 2016 and an alumna (2014) of the SABIT Program by the U.S. Department of State. She is the holder of “Female Founder Fellowship from the Founder Institute which is a Silicon Valley-based acceleration program for tech startups. Since December 2017 she is a regional reviewer and mentor at the Gist-TECH -I competition with the graduate mentees in the ForbesU30 list. As a mother of three daughters, she believes that supporting women and girls in tech can help to build a more sustainable economy. Currently, she’s involved with ICESCO Accelerator as a part of NewSpace Open Innovation.