Medifund is a funding platform which supports Medical Students who are struggling to pay their school expenses. We hope to solve this by bridging the gap between medical students and potential financial supporters and lenders.Our mission is to solve two problems. Help medical students struggling with finances raise funds and at the same time creating more doctors for regions like Asia, south America and Africa who are in need of more doctors(starting with the Philippines). We even went further to create new means like earning to enable medical students work on small medical related tasks online so as to gain the needed finance for their tuition
We use python for our development. The technology is not near as crowdfunding is not new. Its what its used for that makes us stand out
We met at a startupweekend event and we chose to work together because we believed in the idea and started working on it during the startupweekend event.
I have a med stud friend but of recent due to circumstances she had issues with finances and about to quit med school.Being my friend, I was looking for ways to help her. I searched for medical school crowd funding sites but didn't find any and sites like kickstarter.org didn't provide the needed services. So i came up with the Idea of starting one and decided that startupweekend cebu was the best place to get a team for it.We are the first doing this but we using a proven model.
Nanaho Nishiyama worked as Marketer at NexSeedWorked and as a project manager at Btrax, Michael Millan Designer works at sym.ph, Dan Pantinople Designer founded Dee-oh! in the past. Francis Alturas Designer works at sym.ph,Kent Astudillo,Richmond Wang(missed out of medical school because of finances so he is helping other now achieve their dreams),Fe Mojado all developers at sym.ph