Cristian Pascual Forcada, CEO and Co-Founder of Mediktor
What does Mediktor do?
Mediktor is the most accurate AI-based virtual medical assistant for triage and pre-diagnosis on the market today, ensuring that patients are referred to the right level of care. Our software is marketed as a white-label SAAS that can be incorporated into the interfaces chosen by our customers. Mediktor is a clinically validated solution that is already marketed in 26 countries and 16 languages.
When was Mediktor founded and when did you start working on it?
I founded the company in 2011 together with Oscar Garcia-Esquriol Soriano, who is the Medical Director
What do you like most about your work?
I love working in an innovative company whose multi-disciplinary team is developing world-leading technology.
And what do you like least?
The feeling that there aren’t enough hours in the day in which to get everything done.
What do you think your company stands out for?
We are at the forefront of symptom assessment technology.
What is your main challenge?
Our current goal is to develop a significant commercial presence in the United States.
Where is your entity located? Do you know why this location was chosen?
We are located in the Operations pavilion in the Sant Pau modernist complex. We chose this location when we founded Barcelona Health Hub because it is a uniquely beautiful place, part of the history of medicine in Barcelona, and linked to a leading hospital.
What do you like the most about the neighborhood in which you work?
It has all the local services one needs as well as a good range of places to eat.
How important is Barcelona for your company?
Barcelona is a great place to start a digital health company. We have all the necessary resources, especially access to talent and international clinical prestige.
Which city would you compare Barcelona with?
Perhaps Milan or Amsterdam.
What city model do you think Barcelona should look like?
I don't know of any city that could be a model for Barcelona. I think we should learn things from different cities: the organization of Tokyo, the entrepreneurial ecosystem of San Francisco, and the charm of Paris.
What practices from other cities should Barcelona adopt?
We should copy the entrepreneurial spirit of Jerusalem where global startups are created within a limited ecosystem, unlike those in the USA or China.
What do you ask of the Barcelona of the future?
To invest in sectors that are likely to attract and retain talent such as the health sector.