In December 2018, GoGoGrandparent was accepted into the MassChallenge HealthTech program. The program is designed to introduce young companies to real-world problems in healthcare; matching startups with organizational ‘Champions’ within Massachusetts. GoGoGrandparent partnered with three Co-Champions, including the City of Boston, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA).
In 2017, missed healthcare appointments cost the U.S. $150 billion. On-demand transportation services such as Lyft and Uber that GoGoGrandparent connects callers with offer an innovative solution to fill the gap. GoGoGrandparent was one of 31 companies accepted into the 2019 HealthTech program -- from more than 500 applicants.
GoGo is excited to be a part of a cultural change in the way the U.S. thinks about health care. Accepting the award, CEO Justin Boogaard said “our award was not given out of a recognition of our accomplishments. Well, maybe a little bit. But to me this award comes mainly from the recognition that health care doesn’t start at the clinic door, it starts at the client’s door.”