The Swedish digital healthcare provider Min Doktor won two prestigious awards at the Nordic Startup Awards in Stockholm. Dr Magnus Nyhlén received the Founder of the year award just minutes before his company, a high quality digital healthcare provider, was announced the winner of the Startup of the year award.
“According to the NSAwards jury, Min Doktor is selected as the 2017 winner of the “Startup of the Year ” category due to several factors. Combined with Min Doktors impressive growth in users and revenue, Min Doktor has been able to minimize its users overall time spent in health centers.
Min Doktor is what the jury calls “ the perfect example of a startup that uses modern technology to improve the lives of others ”. All this combined are reasons as to why Min Doktor deserves the most prestigious of all of the Nordic Startup Awards trophies. Min Doktor, do now, therefore, enter a club consisting of the most prominent startups from the Nordic startup community.”
Daniel Persson, Head of Business development at Min Doktor has been with the company since 2014 and he received the award by giving all the cred to the team of 80 people at the main office in Malmö:
Magnus Nyhlén to the left, Daniel Persson to the right
– I am are really proud of these awards and of our team - without them we wouldn’t be here! Of course having the Founder of the year has helped us … Healthcare is facing major challenges all over the world with an increasing and aging population, where digitization is part of the solution to increased access. In Sweden the cost of digital care is a third of the production cost of physical consultations. Add to that the saved income and production when an employee doesn’t have to take time off for a doctor's appointment. Min Doktor is pushing the Swedish healthcare system to speed up their own digitisation. We were the first to offer digital medical care in Sweden and have since been working hard to keep developing digital healthcare. In 2018 we will offer our services to other European countries.
The Nordic Startups Awards are the latest of many prizes awarded to Min Doktor. Last year, Min Doktor won the Swedish IT-healthcare award (IT i vården), was named the Business Model Challenger of the Year by Cordial and became the Growth Company of the Year at Serendipity's Challenge.
Winning in the Nordics make Min Doktor and Magnus Nyhlén finalists in the Global Startup Awards 2018.
On October 18th, Nordic Startup Awards held its Grand Finale in Stockholm, Sweden, an event honoring the best of the Nordic region’s thriving startup ecosystem. Nordic Startup Awards is part of the international competition known as Global Startup Awards. NSAwards’ Grand Finale is a platform for Nordic
entrepreneurs and investors to demonstrate how vibrant the Nordic community is and how successful the Scandinavian startup genome is.
As of 2017, Global Startup Awards has partnered with 30 nations outside the Nordics, and is now connecting the regions of Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Central Europe, soon to be joined by East Asia, the SADC, and more during 2018. The global finals take place in the spring of 2018.
The winners were selected by a panel of judges, each with proven experience and skill in recognizing the potential of a startup. These choices were based upon the nominee's quality and impact within their industry or field.
Min Doktor was founded 2013 in Malmö. Min Doktor is Sweden’s first and largest digital health care provider with the majority of the end consumer and health insurance market. Patients can interact 24/7 with a doctor/physician via their favorite device through an asynchronous chat service. The service includes examination, diagnostics, diagnosis and prescriptions.
Magnus is an entrepreneur from Sweden and the founder of Min Doktor.