In recent years, it’s become so that people online can find reliable information from vetted individuals on well-designed websites that specialize in a lot of topics. Want to know what it’s like to be an employee at Zynga during its recent stock price slide? Quora has your back. Want to know about the legal process for getting a green card? Check Avvo. Advice on how to launch a startup to the press? Take a look at Branch.
But when it comes to advice and support for people who are diagnosed with chronic medical conditions, things aren’t so cut-and-dry. The main places where people share tips, treatment experiences, and support are relegated to the kinds of answers websites and web forums that seem stuck in the 1990s and early aughts.
Healthy Labs, a new startup incubated in the current batch of Y Combinator startups, wants to fill that gap.