OpenLoop Takes Second Place in Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture CompetitionMeri BrickSeptember 24, 20211 minute read
The Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition encourages and promotes entrepreneurial activity and greater awareness of the resources available to entrepreneurs in Iowa. Winners are chosen based on the problem the business is working to solve, the market potential, and the business’s progress and next steps.
We are proud to announce that OpenLoop was awarded second place in the competition. The grant money received enables OpenLoop to expedite the development of their SaaS platform and grow their team of experts to better serve our telemedicine partners across the US.
OpenLoop was founded by Midwest natives, Dr. Jon Lensing and Christian Williams, with the mission to enable healing anywhere by servicing all 50 states nationwide. Growing up in rural Iowa, Lensing’s father was one of the area’s only OBGYNs. People drove from all over the state for their appointments. This problem sparked his passion for improving accessibility to care for everyone.
OpenLoop was created from that same motivation to bridge the care gap and bring healthcare into the home. We’re passionate about powering telehealth companies across the US to expand access to affordable, convenient, and quality care. We do this by connecting our network of leading clinicians with innovative digital health companies, and managing many of the HR and Operations challenges that come with licensing, credentialing, insurance, PC groups and scheduling -- all through our SaaS platform.
Thank you to the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers and the Iowa Economic Development Authority for the award, and congratulations to the other organizations who placed in the competition!
Jess Greiner Director, Marketing