Kent Business School’s (KBS) Business Management student, Vasu Sarin, held a long-term dream to develop game-changing technology to support the elderly.
Vasu’s vision was for a mobile healthcare platform capable of monitoring people’s health and location remotely. He was inspired by a report about a lady who unfortunately experienced a stroke while driving and was not found for several days. Around this same time, his own grandmother had experienced a bad fall whilst alone.
The idea was brought into reality as TabCare Limited over two years of support from ASPIRE. Vasu founded the company while taking part in the Business Start-Up Journey (BSUJ) where he reached the final. The following year saw him join the Self-Employed Placement programme.
Vasu explained, “the support from ASPIRE has been great. Without KBS and the BSUJ I wouldn’t be where I am now, perhaps I wouldn’t have even begun”. ASPIRE can continue working with Vasu after graduation, through funding to support recent alumni establishing start-ups.
TabCare provides affordable family health monitoring solutions for children, older adults and vulnerable individuals. Offering peace of mind and quicker response times if an emergency occurs, keeping an eye on the people you care about most. The app works on iPhones, Apple Watches and the latest launch on Google Home devices allows individuals to send a panic alarm using speech alone.
As Founder and CEO, Vasu, who graduates in 2019, leads a team of eight and is currently in conversations with:
- an NHS trust, where a trial is being implemented to reduce costs of bed blocking and elderly care.
- 2 large banks for internal implementation for its employees
- 3 Borough councils for their pre-telecare and telecare service with trials having begun in June.
TabCare placed in the top 10 in an international start-up competition run by the London chapter of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs). TiE was founded in 1992, by a group of successful entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals with roots in the Indus region.
KBS student, CEO and Founder at TabCare
There have been a lot of ups and downs, and sometimes the downs break you down – but then you’ve got to reboot yourself that same day. As a start-up, you don’t have the luxury of time to be down for long. You have got to keep things moving
I know I can always call on the ASPIRE team for advice. “The future is looking really nice.”