X4Impact Case Study – Social Entrepreneur

AutoLung respiratory Assistance Device

A Social Entrepreneur from a Seattle’s Innovation hub leveraged X4Impact to document and share their idea to evaluate product-market fit and understand the funding landscape for cloud-based software that can help address Medical Respirators shortgage

X4impact Autolung Case Study - ventilator


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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  • 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.



  • 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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