Following the Progress of Dallas Health Tech Startup, Virtual Visit

It’s been quite the ride, following the progress of Startup Weekend Health winner, Virtual Visit. The team competed at the Startup Weekend Health event back in September, and won first place that weekend.

Virtual Visit is a platform that allows family members to interact with and get updates on the care that their relatives are getting at nursing homes. “It’s a new way for families to track the day to day lives of family members living in skilled nursing facilities,” says Justin Dickstein, CEO of the company.

“The Startup Weekend experience exceeded our expectations — and our team works together so well,” said Justin.

For winning Startup Weekend, Virtual Visit was given access to $24,000 in hosting credits with SoftLayer, $1,000 of production credits with True Vault (a HIPAA compliant data storage API), one month of residence at the Addison Treehouse, consulting time with lawyers at Stewart Courington and will be presenting at LAUNCH DFW’s Dallas New Tech in January.

The team went on to participate in Startup Next at the Treehouse in Addison in October. “Momentum is key. With startups, there are lots of opportunities for the process to fall apart,” explained Justin. “Going through these programs help us to see which direction we’re going in and if we have a viable business.”

After going through the six week Startup Next program, Virtual Visit was selected as one of ten teams for a chance to win a two day Silicon Valley experience in early 2015.

The Virtual Visit team is made up of 4 members — Justin Dickstein, Dewayne McNair, Eduardo Leon, and Drake Sides.

We’re so excited to see what the Virtual Visit team has in store for them in 2015! You can follow along with them on their website.

Rachel is a freelance writer and works at Soap Hope in downtown Dallas. She hates the term "disrupt," tweets about startups, and appreciates a well-crafted hashtag.