Hack of the month, or hack of all time? CouchCachet is a social app that scours your neighborhood for cool events, then lies to your friends and says you’re at all of them. “While you’re home on a Friday night,” Brian Fountain said last night at the New York Tech Meetup. “Couch Cachet will Read More
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Last August, Betabeat profiled Jay Parkinson, the Williamsburg doctor who first won over New York techies in the late aughts by reinventing annoying doctors visits. The hipster doc hacked together his own system–trading insurance premiums and wait times for a Google Calendar, Skype, and PayPal. He eventually formalized the system under a startup called Hello, Health until he parted ways with the company in 2009.
Now, Mr. Parkison is back at it with a similar venture called Sherpaa, a concierge health service he was just developing when we spoke. Sherpaa works with directly with employers to give company staffers 24/7 phone and email access to Sherpaa’s physicians, which the startup refers to as “guides.” (Get it??)