14 Apr 2016
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RobinHealth is a mobile first pharmacy providing in-app chat with pharmacists and on-demand delivery. Team member: Kevin Holub (MBA 2016)

How did the idea for your company come about?

Last summer, one of my cofounders William was standing in line at Walgreens in San Francisco waiting for a prescription for his daughter's ear infection. As he was waiting almost an hour, with his sick daughter by his side, he thought that there has to be a better model for pharmacy.

What does your company do? How is it distinct in its product/service category?

RobinHealth is a mobile-first pharmacy. With our conversational commerce interface, we provide patients the most frictionless pharmacy experience imaginable through on-demand delivery and 24/7 access to their pharmacist via in-app chat.

Where do you hope to take it in the future?

We held our public launch at the beginning of April in San Francisco. Our vision is to grow, city by city, across the country. We believe that the pharmacy and the pharmacist should be part of the healthcare solution, delivering better patient outcomes rather then just dispensing prescription drugs.

How has your time at HBS influenced your efforts on your company?

HBS is the ultimate accelerator. Every class and case study quickly turns into a question of "how does this impact what we're building, how can we incorporate this theory into RobinHealth". My classmates become peers in solving difficult problems, and the professors have been incredible advisors, offering advice and introductions to some of the thought leaders in the space.

Any advice you’d offer to other young entrepreneurs?

Finding an opportunity where I am able to both help people and build a successful business is really important to me. When I'm working through the night or missing another evening that my classmates are going out, the drive to help people is much stronger than the drive to make money. Finding that opportunity to do both has really made me so much more committed to the business.

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