How Many Garage Entrepreneurs Are In Healthcare?

The final image this holiday week comes from a tweet shared by David Chou. In his tweet e shares an image of some incredible companies that were founded out of a garage. Hard to argue with these companies and the success they’ve garnered:

When I look at this image I try to think of any massive healthcare companies have been started out of a garage. I couldn’t think of any off hand. Then I started to wonder if that’s a good or a bad thing. Would love to hear your thoughts.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.


  • Brian,
    Interesting comparison of garage entrepreneurs to DPC physicians. Will this movement be transformative the way the companies listed above have been?

  • Hey John, entrepreneurs don’t have to start in a garage, Facebook and Dell started in dorm rooms at college. Will DPC be transformative? If it removes the burden from doctors regarding payments and allows them to practice preventative medicine – YES!!!!!!!!!!

  • Barry,
    I think it’s proven that it’s done that. However, to be transformative to healthcare then it needs to be able to scale across the system. Or at least have a transformative effective on the system. Of course, at the micro level it can be transformative to that one doctor and their patients.

  • In Toronto, Canada – you’ve got PointClickCare! Now the most widely used EHR in senior care, but came out of the proverbial garage.

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