Laina Emmanuel, has worked with the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Netapp, and has a degree in healthcare business. Her co-founder, Dr Rimjhim Agarwal has a PhD in AI in psychiatry from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences.
Together, they founded Brainsight.AI, which, for the first time, is bringing MRI-based diagnostics to psychiatry.
When I joined Entrepreneur First, I expected to be matched with different people, but I didn’t realise how delicate and intentional the process would be.
I came in with a very blank slate. I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I decided to go with the flow, and enjoy 3 months of meeting people. I expected to be enriched by the programme, but I really didn’t expect to hit on a big problem, and build a company around that!
EF was one of the most challenging things I’d ever done at the time.
I remember being overwhelmed at the kick-off weekend, thinking this is not for me, and how on earth will I find a match in this really disparate set of people, and how do I put myself out there. I remember thinking “Damn, this is going to be super embarrassing”.
But most people are capable of so much more than they think, and now I run my own company with a co-founder who I wouldn’t have even met if it weren’t for EF.