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CASE STUDY – HOW THEY USE X4IMPACT

AutoLung Respiratory Assistance Device

COVID-19 Health Tech StartUp Uses X4Impact to Find Product-Market Fit for Cloud-Based Software Solution Addressing Ventilator Shortage

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SOCIAL IMPACT

COVID-19 created awareness of the challenges associated with the lack of affordable ventilators to assist patients with respiratory issues. AutoLung uses software, the power of the cloud, and a smartphone app to deliver a low-cost ventilator that is easily accessible, simple to use and can be assembled by anyone with $200 in 2 hours.

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PROBLEM

  • As a small social enterprise, they struggle to access funding and resources. Where to start?
  • Data analytics and target market insights are expensive, adding up to thousands of dollars each year with multiple services to comb through.
  • Need to reach hundreds of nonprofits and foundations in the US to validate needs and common challenges.

X4IMPACT SOLUTION AND BENEFITS

  • Published a Premium Managed Listing for a professional web presence to test product-market fit and connect with NPOS and Funders.
  • Used X4impact Money-Flow Tool and private search engine to explore the market and learned about the need for ventilators not only globally but also on indigenous and rural communities in the US.
  • Received $10K Microsoft Azure credits to get started, while applying for grants discovered in X4Impact.

FUTURE PLANS AND IMPACT

  • Use the platform to facilitate matching with funders and potential partners.
  • Start creating demand with pre-orders, thanks to the X4Impact marketplace.
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“X4Impact gives us a platform to seek partners, attract funders, and collaborate in accelerating the deployment of such critical technology.”

Derel Finch | M.D., FCCP, AutoLung Senior Advisor

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