Alex Fair, the charismatic co-founder of MedStartr, which has been dubbed “Kickstarter MD” by the Chronicle, described how his crowdfunding site has already fully funded itself and other projects, even though it just launched on July 4.
Fair characterized the difference between New York-based MedStartr and Kickstarter. Kickstarter is best for consumer-driven products, such as Pebble’s smartwatch, while MedStartr provides a platform for not only patients and the public, but also health care systems and academic organizations to come together to partner to crowdfund various health care projects.
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