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Medicine student Charlie Taylor

I'm graduating with a medicine degree – and an award-winning business

Published: 29 March 2022

Medicine BM5 (BMBS) student Charlie Taylor set up a remote diagnostic and recovery service in collaboration with fellow students. The business has since won a Great British Entrepreneur Award.

Tell us about the project

Over two years, we built Sina Medical Technology, an end-to-end musculoskeletal (MSK) assessment and recovery service. It allows patients to receive an accurate MSK injury assessment and physiotherapy plan from their phone, without unnecessary visits to in-person health services.

Having received significant equity-free grant funding, international investment interest, and having just launched our minimum viable product to the public, we were all pleasantly surprised at how well the business took off.

'An end to end diagnostic and recovery service'

Charlie explains more about the business he helped set up.

What support did you get along the way?

The student enterprise team from the Southampton careers and employability service, and Future Worlds, the on-campus start-up accelerator helped us tremendously along our journey. We wouldn't be where we are today if it wasn't for them.

How did the project fit into your course?

Studying medicine and co-founding a online health service lend themselves very nicely to one another. As I learn more in one, the knowledge is directly applicable to the other.

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