On Thursday 16th June, at the Founders Forum in London, babylon delivered a world first by offering complimentary health tests in a quest to find Britain’s healthiest founder.
The Founders Forum was hosted this year at the Grove Hotel in London. Hundreds of people gathered, over three days, to watch speeches, presentations, topical debates, technology showcases and much more. The Duke of Cambridge even dropped by to give a talk about preventing cyber-bullying.
For the first time in the event’s history, babylon set up a pop-up clinic and gave free, comprehensive health tests to the founders of some Britain’s most influential and exciting companies.
Our professional doctors tested delegates for immune system function, heart, kidney and liver health, anaemia, iron levels, cholesterol levels, gout risk, bone health and diabetes. During the course of the day, over 60 delegates joined the initiative and registered for the babylon health test.
The samples were fast-tracked and processed overnight. Each delegate’s results were uploaded directly, and confidentially, to the Monitor function on their babylon app. The babylon data science team crunched the data and gave an anonymous ‘combined health score’ allowing us to rank the delegates’ results and let them know how their health faired in comparison to the other founders at the event.
And believe it or not, the healthiest founder turned out to be our very own Ali Parsa (it wasn't a fix, we promise!)
The Top 3 healthiest Founders:
1) Ali Parsa, babylon
2) Daphne Koller, Coursera
3) Lars-Michael Paqvalen, Kiosked
You couldn’t miss the babylon team at the event, as we set up a registration stand in the hotel foyer and directed everyone towards our professional clinic in a private room. The buzz around babylon was palpable during the whole event and hundreds of people came over throughout the course of the day to find out more about babylon and our mission to democratise healthcare.
We are extremely proud to be the first ever company to attempt what we did, and of the overwhelmingly positive results we received. We thoroughly enjoyed the Founders Forum and can’t wait to go back next year.
why not get involved?
If you'd like to find out who the healthiest person in your company is, we're ready to help. babylon can set up a clinic and run comprehensive health tests right in your office.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org