Evangelos Evangelou - Co-founder of OpenDNA

EP#49: Evangelos Evangelou, Co-Founder & CSO of OpenDNA

January 11, 2023

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00:00 Intro

02:02 The potential of building a startup ecosystem in Ioannina

04:08 Background

05:41 Birth of the idea and the decision towards entrepreneurship

08:19 Tips on launching a company abroad

09:25 From the idea to the creation of OpenDNA

14:07 Who is the customer

15:45 Handling the ethical issues related to data collection

16:49 How big is the market?

18:51 The unique competitive advantage

20:10 What type of solution are you providing?

20:41 What is the customer pipeline for the next months?

21:53 Will Europe also proceed to adopt these types of solutions?

23:24 Fundraising, the Incubator In Israel

24:59 The growth of the team, the lab in Ioannina

26:14 The team

28:20 The exit strategy

29:23 The vision

More about the speaker:

On this episode, we welcome Dr Evangelou, the co-founder and CSO of OpenDNA.

OpenDNA has developed a cloud-based genomic precision medicine platform bound to change our lives!

By using AI to analyze each patient’s specific genetic and clinical data, this groundbreaking platform can predict if a person is at risk of developing cardiometabolic syndrome, enabling physicians to offer effective Personalized treatments to patients.

Future Goals?

To apply the technology to other complex polygenic disease states such as cancer, osteoporosis and autoimmune diseases.

ℹ Dr Evangelou is the co-founder and CSO of OpenDNA. He is a Professor of Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology at the University of Ioannina Medical School, GR and he holds a joint affiliation with Imperial College London, UK. He has been trained in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and he works with genomics big data in order to decipher the genetic architecture of complex diseases

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