Wednesday Feb 07, 2024

William Jones, Founder & CEO of Digital Health Start-up, Leynek Medical

Episode #9 Leynek Medical

William Jones from Leynek Medical is engineering new hardware and software solutions for digital healthcare transformation. Join Frontier Entrepreneurship Podcast Co-Hosts Braden Kemp (Bioenterprise) and Tracy Morningstar (Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business) as they learn more about William’s mission and vision.

Themes we encounter in this conversation:

  • Avoiding unnecessary hospital trips ER, cancer oncology
  • Supporting healthcare system users and practitioners, information sharing
  • Medtech/digital health entrepreneurship, patient first design
  • Leynek Medical origin, founder story, personal experience
  • Understanding and interpreting device health data, virtual care
  • Business models and partnerships
  • Clinical validation
  • Mentorship, entrepreneurship, start-up pitfalls
  • Importance of seed funding for early-stage entrepreneurship.

Quick Links and References


Leynek Medical secured $25,000 in matching, performance-based seed funding from NCFDC's thriveFORWARD initiative, with the support of FedDev Ontario and the Government of Canada's Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF).

The Executive Producer of the Frontier Entrepreneurship Podcast is Robert Washburn. Special thanks to NCFDC’s Victoria Pichler, Daniela Scoppa and John Hayden. This project is made possible with the support of FedDev Ontario and the Government of Canada.

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