- Widiberto Medina, Owner
Industry Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Location Moorpark, Ventura County
When Widiberto (Widy) Medina’s father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, his family’s life was turned upside down. With over 3,000 miles between Widy and his parents, it was up to Widy’s 80-year-old mother to manage all appointments for his father. Watching quick check-ups turn into five-hour ordeals made Widy recognize an immediate need to reform the way medical information is retrieved and shared to reduce the number of times patients needed to come to a doctor’s office. Bringing his experience managing their family’s machine shop, his background in engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and his love for family together, Widy founded Telebionix in 2020 with Aghiath Chbib.
Telebionix is an open platform that uses either its own Telebionix medical device or a third-party device that shares medical information with physicians, caretakers and patients. Widy came to the EDC’s Small Business Development Center in search of venture capital but gained much more. Widy connected with various EDC SBDC business advisors for guidance with the business’s legal structure, pitch deck and finances. Widy mentioned, “We wanted to move to the heart of digital health. The EDC SBDC became our mentors and guides to learning whom we needed to talk to and to whom we needed to expose our ideas. We gained some collaborations from that exposure that are key to our success. We gained connections to potential investment arms that could help our purpose. It was significant from the early stage of the business, and we have built up our business from there.” As the company’s CEO and CTO, Widy sees Telebionix as a significant player in patient data management and digital health. Looking to the future, Telebionix’s current offerings are just the start when it comes to enhancing patients’ quality of life.