Vancouver, B.C. –MED-iBOX Solutions Inc, a startup in incubation at Empowered Startups, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a Mitacs grant to engage with independent pharmacies on developing a digital product that transforms how their customers manage over-the-counter medicines.
Industry engagement to occur over the next 4 months
Over the next 4-months MED-iBOX will be going through an intense industry engagement to better understand the challenges independent pharmacies face from increased competition as self-care goes digital. Through this process it will refine its launch product that supports independent pharmacies, which are valuable local businesses, to better compete with both digital and big-box alternatives.
“Over the past 10-years I have seen the increasing challenges faced by independent pharmacies. We think there is a way to strengthen what they do best, which is build relationships with their customers, by providing a digital platform to help pharmacies keep their customers up to date on their needs.” – Justin Vu, Founder and CEO of MED-iBOX Solutions Inc.
Through the Mitacs grant, MED-iBOX has recruited two interns to support this industry engagement. One Masters of Technology intern experienced in digital transformation from Saint Mary’s University and one intern from Ivey Business School at Western University.
“We have built a diverse team with a well-rounded skill set and are excited to launch this industry engagement. We are confident that over the next 4-months we will uncover a path that will create value for independent pharmacies and their customers. We are grateful for Mitacs’ support.” – Justin Vu, Founder and CEO of MED-iBOX Solutions Inc.
Contact MED-iBOX to learn more
Independent pharmacies interested in learning more about MED-iBOX and the industry engagement process can reach out to MED-iBOX through its social channels.
About MED-iBOX Solutions
MED-iBOX Solutions Inc, founded in 2021, is a Vancouver-based software-as-a-service startup in the healthcare industry. MED-iBOX Solutions Inc is passionate about developing software tools that enhance the competitiveness of independent pharmacies while enabling their customers to live healthy lives. Founded by Justin Vu, an entrepreneur with more than 10-years of experience in distributing healthcare products, we are a mission-driven team transforming consumer’s over-the-counter (OTC) medicine cabinet to allow independent pharmacies to increase customer touchpoints and promote healthcare products around consumer’ needs and their desires for self-care in a digital world.
About Empowered Startups
Empowered Startups is an Innovative Startup Incubator and foundry headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. With offices in Canada, France, and Portugal, we train/mentor/ and network entrepreneurs to successfully launch new businesses in diverse markets. As a foundry we also conceive, build and launch our own products and solutions. Empowered Startups is recognized by the Canadian Government as a designated start-up business incubator and is known internationally for growing ideas into sustainable businesses using both a virtual and on-site model. Our training tools and mentorship are used and recognized by leading global university labs, Startup incubators, and innovation hubs.
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