Founder and investor Shradha Agarwal has been recognized by the United Nations, the White House and numerous local groups as one of Chicago’s most promising young entrepreneurs.
Agarwal co-founded Outcome Health, originally called ContextMedia, with Rishi Shah in 2006 to help patients with chronic diseases better manage their health. The company offers products including digital anatomy boards to help doctors talk to patients about illnesses or treatment options, and programming relevant to an office’s patient population to be shown on screens in waiting rooms.
“There will be times where you don’t know what to do next,” she told Blue Sky in an interview about entrepreneurial grit. “And there will be times when you feel like your company is going to shut down tomorrow. But being able to survive those moments is what makes an entrepreneur.”
In 2012, she and Shah started angel fund JumpStart Ventures to help launch businesses focused on health and education.
Agarwal is a mentor at the Founder Institute & Blueprint Health, serves on the boards of HY Connect and Northwestern Student Holdings, and is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. Agarwal was honored as a Champion of Change by the White House, recognized as Best Female Founder at the United Nations, and won a Moxie Award as Tech Woman of the Year in Chicago in 2013.