AI-powered multilingual virtual physician, Zini.ai — a flagship product by Grainpad Pvt Ltd, has been selected for the Startup Punjab seed grant award.
Zini.ai was shortlisted from a cohort of 15 startups that were further shortlisted from more than 150 companies across the country.
“We are honoured to be selected for the Startup Punjab seed grant award. Through our flagship product Zini.ai, our aim is to make expert medical advice easily accessible to everyone and to bridge the gap in the doctor-patient ratio in India. This recognition further strengthens our commitment to build innovative products that have the ability to solve real-world problems,” said Dr Rohit Sharma, CEO and Founder, Grainpad.
The startups selected for the grant will have access to mentors, networking opportunities, interactions with Invest Punjab and other stakeholders. The selected startups were reviewed by prominent institutions like the Institute of Nanoscience and Technology, an autonomous research institute of the Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.
Founded in 2017, Zini provides genuine expert medical advice and directs patients to seek timely medical help. Accessible through an app, Zini allows users to ‘Talk to Zini’ about any medical symptom or health information. With an Alexa-like experience, the app can evaluate 950+ health symptoms, 300+ diseases, provide a detailed report, recommend the best course of action and share details of nearby medical facilities that a patient can reach out to.
Zini has been trained on medical data specific to the Indian population. Over the last few years, Zini’s medical team of 15 doctors has curated a database of symptoms, the reasons behind them, and the possible course of action for the symptoms. One can download the app here.
In March 2021, the startup won a grant of 25 Lakhs under the Startup India – NGIS (Next Generation Incubation Scheme) started by the STPI (Software Technology Park of India).