A start-up namely Pasienia built by UGM alumnae became the winner of Google Business Group (GBG) Stories competition. This application succeeded to be the world champion after eliminating the other 468 applications from various countries in the world.
“As the winner, we are given an opportunity to attend Google I/O Conference in Mountain View, California, in May 2017,” said Pasienia CEO, Fadli Wilihandarwo, on Thursday (20/4).
GBG Stories is a yearly competition held by Google to inspire online businessmen. This year, the competition was joined by as many as 469 participants from various countries, including Brazil, Egypt, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Indonesia, etc.
Fadli said Google competition selection started at the end of 2016. From 469 participants, there were only top 9 applications getting selected. Top 3 applications were later chosen from the second selection process. Pasienia ranked first, while on the second and third positions were Reblood start-up from Indonesia and Croquetero from Mexico, respectively. The top 3 winners are given an opportunity to visit Google headquarters to meet innovators and leaders in the digital business.
“The winners were announced on April 6, 2017, and we were very grateful to be the first winner of this prestigious competition. We hope there will be more patients who get help from this Pasienia application,” he added.
Pasienia is an Android-based application which connects patients who are undergoing treatment. Through this application, they can share information regarding their disease based on the doctors’ experience and knowledge. This application was developed by Fadli and fellow students when they were still students of Faculty of Medicine UGM, Dimas Ragil Mumpuni, Haydar Ali Ismail, and Nur Hildayanti Utami. In 2015 they made the apps for an event, namely Innovative Academy 2 UGM.
“On the patients’ timeline, those who suffer the same type of disease can share and motivate each other. Meanwhile, on the doctors’ timeline, the patients can also consult with the doctors online,” he explained.
This application has been released in Play Store with more than 7 thousand users and earned a 4.2 user rank. All this while, there are around 3,500 interactions among the users using this application.