Carnegie Mellon alums win Startup of the Year
A team of CMU-Q graduates from the Information Systems program at Carnegie Mellon Qatar won Tech Startup of the Year at the Qatar IT Business Awards, 2016. Haris Aghadi, Abdulla AlKhenji and Noshin Nisa are the creators of Meddy, an app that provides information on physicians in Qatar.
Hosted by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the awards are some of the most prestigious in Qatar’s technology sector. The Tech Startup of the Year award recognizes a startup that has provided innovative ICT solutions and excellent customer service, while demonstrating exceptional growth.
Aghadi and AlKhenji first developed Meddy while at Carnegie Mellon Qatar; Nisa now works with them as the product designer. The app works like a word-of-mouth recommendation, providing a list of doctors by specialty, as well as credentials and reviews from patients. They launched the app in September 2014 with a list of 200 doctors. Today, Meddy has grown to more than 1,000 doctors and 130 private clinics. They will soon launch the site in Arabic.
Fellow CMU-Q graduate Sabih Bin Wasi described Meddy’s win: “As more students see startups succeed, they will realize that they too can pursue something they believe in. Meddy’s win is epic.” Bin Wasi, along with CMU-Q alumnae Rukhsar Neyaz Khan and Jiyda Moussa, have also pursued innovation entrepreneurship after graduation, developing an app for university course planning called Metis.
Learn more about Meddy.