[Press release, May 19]
May 4th, 2020, Toronto, Canada: The Creative Destruction Lab. (CDL) announced that Mesh AI has been accepted into the prestigious Creative Destruction Lab's Recovery Program in response to the current pandemic.
According to the program call: “CDL Recovery will rapidly transform technological innovations into useful products and services that address public health and economic recovery challenges created by the global COVID-19 crisis”.
Mesh AI is a pick for CDL Recovery’s group of ventures.
Founded in 2012, CDL is Canada’s leader in tech venture acceleration with 11 streams (10 focus areas and 1 general prime) that span from AI to supply chain and geographically with multiple chapters from coast to coast in Canada as well as the US, the UK, and France. CDL operates upon a much-celebrated objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based companies within its regular programming.
“This is a tremendous success for our relatively younger venture,” says Dr. Shahram Sean Yousefi, CEO and co-founder of Mesh AI. “Given the very large number of applications received from across the globe, we are proud to have been selected to help achieve the grandiose missions of this initiative,” he further adds.
Dr. Ethan Heming who leads product and customer success at Mesh AI remarks: “The current pandemic has created massive disruptions in workforce management and the safety of the workplace. Tapping into CDL's vast network of mentors and advisors with the right insights, Mesh AI can dramatically accelerate its support for pandemic-stricken healthcare and economy.”
The CDL Recovery includes two tracks of public health and economic recovery. Mesh AI’s category leader Socially Intelligent Staff Scheduling (SISS) cloud platform is serendipitously placed at the intersection of both. It democratizes healthcare staff scheduling both in terms of process and accessibility. Designed and priced to make a meaningful difference in the world’s number one challenge in healthcare: workforce shortage, Mesh AI is also the ideal platform to help other sectors with their phased return to work procedures.
“When the calls from Prime Minister Trudeau and all levels of governments in Canada came out to support Canada’s healthcare workers and now the economy, it was just a natural thing for us to do,” says Dr. Yousefi, “this has been in our DNA.” The core mission of this young Canadian venture has been to make the life of healthcare workers better by giving them more control over their own work-life conflicts as they help save others’ lives. Mesh AI announced in early March that access to the platform will be free of monthly subscription charges for all new units negatively affected by the pandemic for the state we’re in.
This tremendous success is a testament to Mesh AI’s efforts in helping with the unprecedented public health as well as economic recovery challenges we face globally today.
Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a nonprofit organization that delivers an objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based companies. Its nine-month program allows founders to learn from experienced entrepreneurs, increasing their likelihood of success. Founded in 2012 by Professor Ajay Agrawal at the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto, the program has expanded to eight sites across four countries: Oxford (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford), Paris (HEC Paris), Atlanta (Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology), Vancouver (Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia), Montreal (HEC Montréal), Calgary (Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary), and Halifax (Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University).
Read more about the CDL call for applications in April 2020 here:
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