Lightning Bolt Solutions Power Hospital and Doctor Office Schedules

August 15, 2016

2:00 pm

While on the road to finding the global Startup Of The Year, Tech.Co is on a mission to feature and highlight as many rising stars as possible. From tech and hardware, to entrepreneurs improving the accessibility of health information, each month dozens of new startups try to breakout and create an impact in their industry.

This week we spoke to Lightning Bolt Solutions founder Suvas Vajracharya to see what they are all about.

Meet Lightning Bolt Solutions From San Francisco

Lightning Bolt Solutions is the leading provider of physician scheduling software for hospitals and health systems, auto-generating schedules for over 3 million physician shift hours each month.

If asked about your core values, what would you say when asked why do you do what you do (as an organization)?

Balance. Healthcare drives at a hectic pace these days. We’re seeing record numbers of physician burnout and turnover and the industry is facing a physician shortage. Physician scheduling is notoriously complex. Our mission is to provide hospitals and health systems the means to create flexible, well-balanced physician scheduling in the hopes of fostering a culture that promotes better work-life balance for staff, increased productivity and greater access for patients.

What has been one of your largest challenges as an organization, and how did you overcome it?

As a boot-strapped company with no outside investments to jump-start the business, we did not have the resources needed to hire proven talent. We overcame this initial challenge by using a draft and develop strategy of hiring young, energetic graduates from top Universities and created an environment where they can grow and quickly reach their potential.

In one word, how would you describe yourself as a leader?

Humility.

Passionate and visionary are often described as important qualities of a leader and I would agree. If vision is the destination and passion is the vehicle that takes you there, then humility is the GPS that tells where you are.

What is the best piece of advice or quote you’ve ever received regarding running a business?

Not sure if this was a business book I read or lyrics to an AC/DC  song, but I am a firm believer in breaking all rules as a first step. I think too many entrepreneur look for proven templates to apply on their startups. I think guerrilla tactics are more effective at the beginning.

What was your first paying job?

Junior dishwasher at Hoffman House restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin as a teenager.

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Elliot is an award winning journalist deeply ingrained in the startup world. He also runs a non-profit, Digital District, which focuses on improving professional digital literacy in DC. You can contact him by email at elliot(@)elliotvolkman.com or follow him on Twitter @thejournalizer.

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