8/30/21 – Episode 2
When Sean Mehra started at Yale he wanted to be a doctor who could help people and save lives. His career path changed his senior year of university when he founded his own company and saw that you could treat more people with technology than you could with traditional medicine. This realization propelled him to join HealthTap, a virtual-first, affordable urgent and primary care clinic that focuses on affordability for all Americans with or without insurance.
Sean Mehra started his education at Yale wanting to become a doctor, helping people and saving lives. His career path changed when he discovered some shortcomings within the current healthcare structure. Motivated to improve the inefficiencies he had witnessed, Sean pivoted into… video games? While an unlikely choice, Sean managed a small team and in doing so, shifted his aspirations from med school to business school. In his first year at Stanford’s MBA program, Sean became a founding member of HealthTap and fell in love with the company that mirrored his desire to care for more patients in less time. Today, Sean is the CEO of HealthTap and is working to make healthcare more accessible to all.
About Sean Mehra:
Sean Mehra is Co-Founder and CEO of HealthTap, a virtual-first, affordable urgent and primary care clinic that focuses on affordability for all Americans with or without insurance. Mehra is Ivy-educated and founded the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, now known as TSAI City, the official entrepreneurship center and incubator program at Yale. He is a serial entrepreneur and is working to rewire healthcare.
In this episode with Sean Mehra, you’ll learn:
- Sean’s first dip into entrepreneuership through the video game industry
- The message Sean received from Mark Zuckerburg about Sean’s company
- Sean’s travels to India and his “lightbulb moment” to optimize healthcare
- The reason behind HealthTap’s mission through healthtech
- How Sean’s pivots impacted his career post-grad
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To learn more about Sean’s journey, read his article “It’s the Journey, Not Just the Destination”