Lebanese entrepreneur Ziad Sankari is a man on a mission: he has a very personal reason to improve cardiac health and his startup, CardioDiagnostics, offers the kind of products that could save lives.
After participating on edutainment reality show Stars of Science in 2011, where he got the chance to improve on his idea and prototype (but also pique Berytech's interest), Sankari went on to launch the startup's first product - a wireless, wearable device to monitor patients heartbeat - the data is then accessible by both patient and healthcare practitioner.
Last year, the m-tech entrepreneur was also invited by the Obama administration as a "representative of innovative solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges", and got to meet the POTUS in person.
Wamda asked him to recount his journey and explain how he manages to manufacture in the US, something, that so far, most MENA startups choose China for.
In the video above Sankari explains his successes in hiring, what he and his team discovered by observing patient behavior, his decision to offer them the possibility to monitor their data, and the intensely personal reason behind why it all began.
What's in a heartbeat? Despina Daou and Jouana Khoury demonstrate CardioDiagnostics' first product, LifeSense Arrhythmia.