Jon Lensing & Christian Williams - Co-Founders, Apollo
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Welcome to the Built in Iowa Podcast!

Jon & Christian discussed these key points in starting a business:

  • Using a third party software development firm to build their platform
  • Their process of getting introduced and matched as a Co-Founders
  • Bootstrapping to get the business started
  • Raising $500,000 and the process they went through

On today's episode we have Jon Lensing & Christian Williams from Apollo. Apollo is located in Iowa City and was founded in January of 2020. Apollo is a healthcare tech startup that matches healthcare professionals with healthcare organizations. They help Doctors in residency find accessible moonlight opportunities.

I interviewed Jon & Christian in February, right as Coronavirus cases started in the United States. Apollo was on a timeline for a three month beta and to go live in June. The Federal Government passed legislation that allowed providers to cross state lines without having state specific licenses to practice. When this happened, Apollo responded to help combat the Coronavirus and opened up their platform for hospital systems and providers to start filling roles in areas that may be harder hit by Coronavirus. Huge kudos to the Apollo team!

Apollo has three founders; Jon Lensing, Christian Williams, and Matt Grossmann. Jon and Matt are both Doctors and just recently graduated (they started a company while they were in medical school, insane!). Matt has a contractual obligation and will be exiting the company, while Jon is forgoing residency and is full time in Apollo. Christian played football at the University of Missouri and worked in St. Louis for a few years before starting his own company. Jon and Christian got matched up as Co-Founders and are full speed ahead.

Enjoy the episode!

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