Robert Sebastian | Rethink Healthcare Model, Leveraging Technology & New Solutions to Old Problems

Episode 107

In this episode, I speak with Robert Sebastian is cofounder of Forward, a startup reinventing healthcare. Forward is building an insurance-free healthcare system from the ground-up — combining top-rated doctors with advanced technology to provide personalized, data-driven proactive healthcare. Forward’s mission is to build the world’s best healthcare for billions of people for free. Before founding Forward, Sebastian worked on Special Projects for the CEO of Google/Alphabet, where he helped create new companies by using technology to address age-old, real world problems. Sebastian also worked for The Boston Consulting Group, Goldman Sachs and did “Moneyball” for the New York Mets. Sebastian attended Dartmouth College on a National Merit Scholarship and graduated with honors from both Dartmouth and The Wharton School.

Topics Discussed:

Asking Hard Questions

How Can I Serve Others

Aligning Incentives

Leveraging Technology

Rethinking Existing Models

A Vision for the Future

Breaking Old Paradigms

Personalized Experience

Navigating Unchartered Water

Outcomes Driven

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Website: www.goforward.com

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The Alchemist

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