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Meet Angela: AI & Access to EyeCare: Episode 3

Building Behind the Scenes: Beyond the Pitch! What’s Next?

Say that you now have your idea flushed out, entered a pitch competition, won prize funding, and now decide to launch your startup! So what’s next for you as a co-founder and first time entrepreneur?  Lots of new learnings and focus that levers your passion as fuel for your new journey – as the sprints and marathons have just begun!

In this Episode 3, Angela shares her insights on what happens behind the scenes with their startup Remote Optical, with the understanding that many of them are still students, and that their team roles in their startup will shift as as they sprint forward towards funding and pre-commercialization

Check out her story on what happens next for themStay tuned for Episode 4!

About Angela Wong

Image Credit: A. Wong

Angela is a Co-founder and CTO of Remote Optical. She completed her B.Eng in bioengineering from McGill in 2020 and received a graduate certificate in experimental surgery in 2021.  Her main responsibility as CTO involves managing the development of the medical eye imaging device. This includes being the point of contact with technical/engineering companies that Remote Optical may collaborate with, as well as overseeing the development of the compression algorithm and software used by ophthalmologist.

About Remote Optical
Remote Optical is a Montreal-based Medtech start-up that specializes in Ophthalmological Devices – improving the way that ophthalmologists remotely and dynamically examine, diagnose, and monitor patients with anterior eye conditions.  Remote Optical’s technology brings clinical quality examinations to the ophthalmologist, increasing access for patients in remote and urban communities.  Their 3D imaging technology allows the ophthalmologist to scan the anterior segment of the patient’s eye and conduct an exam similar to the in-person slit-lamp examination. This solution improves access to eye care, by saving money and time. The skilled and passionate team at Remote Optical truly believes they have what it takes to reduce the barriers faced in eye healthcare globally every day, and to let everyone access the care they deserve.

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