Dr. Kusuma is a featured speaker at the IACS Business & Entrepreneurial Conference

Symplast Founder Dr. Kusuma Featured at IACS Conference

IACS Holds 2 Day Business and Entrepreneurial Conference In Naperville, Illinois

Article from News India Times 


Indo American Community Services, a Chicagoland-based nonprofit, held its second business and entrepreneurial conference July 24, bringing together successful and wannabe entrepreneurs as well as business leaders for the mutual benefit of individuals and the community.

The event at Marriott Naperville had a mix of startups seeking funding from potential investors and demonstrations by startups on innovative solutions. There was also a panel discussion providing tips and guidance to wannabe entrepreneurs as also a review panel consisting of Jai Shekhawat, founder and ceo of Fieldglass, acquired by SAP, Raymond Stanton III, and Lakshmi Shenoy, director of business development for 1871, Chicago based startup incubator.

The startups seeking funding were Pranadiabetes, Schoolrush, TracknProtect and Symplast. These four firms were the finalists from a list of multiple startups seeking funding.

The runners-up from the list were provided with an opportunity to demonstrate their products in a startup expo, where the investor panel and other participants reviewed the features and functionality of the products.

Dr. Shashi Kusuma represented Symplast, a medical software startup that was founded by a group of plastic surgeons who saw a need for a complete eHealth solution for plastic surgeons and medical spas.

Symplast is attempting to change the market paradigm in the healthcare segment. The company is bringing a holistic approach to medicine so that patients, doctors and hospitals can reduce and potentially eliminate the need to use multiple systems and technologies in their interactions.

Dr. Shashi Kusuma at the IACS Conference

Dr. Shashi Kusuma discusses Symplast at the IACS Conference

Presentation was made by India Health Link, which plans to deploy health-check kiosks at an affordable price in India, similar to the ones seen at Walmart and other retail chains in the United States,.

As the number of doctors available to serve patients in India is low, the concept can bring basic health care to ordinary citizens in an easy manner, the company said.

IACS has been organizing multiple events across the nation by creating a community platform to foster networking, engagement, mentoring, innovation, and entrepreneurial related exchanges among the South Asian community in general and Indian American community in particular.