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Since the beginning of Braver, our whole team has been driven by the vision of a connected community of health professionals working together for a healthier society. To make this vision a reality, we needed a communication tool, cutting-edge integration technology, and a network of verified healthcare professionals. Were we being ambitious? Idealist? Or just courageous?
We had to be courageous enough to address the health ecosystem's real needs. Braver upholds this integrity with conviction because it is through this integrity in particular that we form strong bonds of trust with our stakeholders. Embracing change is uncomfortable. But approaching it with courage is exciting. And embarking on change with our community is transformative.
Exchange patient information, share documents confidentially, and be part of a network of professionals motivated to make a difference.
Optimize and manage clinical communications as a team, implement intra and extramural care trajectories, and provide your employees with a user-friendly tool.
Since 2018, driven by our vision, we have worked on developing a communication tool to meet the needs of the healthcare ecosystem. We work step by step using an open approach based on collaboration, discussion and consultations with a multitude of health professionals in the field. We also depend on the trust placed in us by numerous employees, mentors, consultants and investors who believe in our mission.
It was in July 2018 that Mathieu and Marie-Lou, the two founders, left their jobs and decided to invest their hearts and souls in an entrepreneurial project with the goal of improving the healthcare system. At this point, the project already had a name: Braver.
Braver had already existed for 7 months in the hearts of its founders, but it was on February 7, 2019 that the company was born in the eyes of the Quebec Enterprise Register. Alongside his father and a dedicated intern, Mathieu wrote the first lines of code for Braver.
Braver was extremely excited to bring together, for one evening, fifteen health professionals motivated to share their reality and contribute to innovation in healthcare. On the menu: networking and workshops to better understand the needs of the field.
This second collaborative development event was original with its theme “Alone, we help individuals. Together, we can help our healthcare system” and the inspiring guest speaker Pierre Lavoie.
After more than 16 months of intensive development, the team delivered the first viable version of the platform and invited its first beta testers to download the Braver application!
Braver was very excited to finalize its first round of investment thanks to its invaluable angel investors from the healthcare market!
An investment round takes a lot of work, but Braver was fortunate this time to complete the 2nd round in record time!
After 15 months of hard work and significant effort, Braver is now one of the only clinical messengers certified by the MSSS.
A 3rd round of investment came to a close and the team continued to grow. It was with great pride, a strong corporate culture, and talent per square inch that Braver continued to advance. The team was now 11 people!
This structuring project was selected within the framework of the FSISSS program for the deployment of a pharmaceutical care trajectory. Collaborators: the hospital pharmacy at Montmagny Hospital and 5 community pharmacies, all of the institution's home support nurses, and the Montmagny family medicine group.
Braver and its first integration partner, Gustav - Clinical coordination software, were selected for use in the « Integrated Clinical System for Seniors' Homes - Alternatives » project of the CIUSS de la Capitale-Nationale, the CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS and the CISSS de la Montéregie-Est.
Braver hosted its first launch party, accompanied by its ambassadors from Physio Amplitude. On the menu: networking, presentation of the tool and a talk on the theme of “Creating more health” with Héléna Bureau, pharmacist!
Braver was selected to be part of the Early Adopter Health Network powered by the Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization. This provided an invaluable boost to Braver's market entry in Ontario.
Cofounder and CEO, Physical Therapist, MBA
Passionate about human beings and a bit idealistic, Marie-Lou is always on the lookout for new projects. Barely 6 months after completing her bachelor's and master's degrees in physical therapy, Marie-Lou began an MBA to take her career farther. Little did she know that 5 years later, her new knowledge would give her the last push she needed to take the big leap into entrepreneurship.
She sustains her motivation with her vision of a more collaborative healthcare system. She also has several plan Bs, including taking a trip around the world, completing a master's degree in psychology, and/or becoming an actress. Stay tuned!
Cofounder and CTO
Enthusiastic about software development and its social impact, Mathieu has exceptional concentration skills. After his studies in physics and neuroscience, Mathieu returned to his passion since childhood, computer science, in order to apply his talent to improve the world. He strongly believes that technology, when used properly, can make society more just.
In a group, he's always the one who has read the latest scientific article of interest, and who fits right into any conversation. He also tries to play guitar, with less success.
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