New ChickRX Website Goes Live
Thursday, June 14, 2012
ChickRX, the health and wellness site for women, went live with its new beta website on June 14, 2012.
Users can create a member account and ask questions, get answers from top experts and peers, and browse informative content.
Questions or feedback are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Posted by ChickRx on 06/14 at 11:33 AM
ChickRx Wins New Media Women Entrepreneur Award
Monday, November 15, 2010
Stacey Borden and Meghan Muntean, who earlier this year launched ChickRx, a witty health website for 20-something women, were honored with J-Lab’s New Media Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
In addition to their $10,000 start-up award, Borden and Muntean, both invested personal savings into ChickRx to get the project off the ground. They began laying the groundwork for the company while Borden was an MBA student at Harvard Business School and Muntean was an Assistant Vice President at a Wall Street investment bank. Now supported with $400,000 from an angel investor, the website provides well-researched health news to women in a humorous, relatable way.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
San Francisco, CA—ChickRx.com, a witty health website for 20-something women, launched in beta today. Distinct in its humorous and relatable tone, the site serves as both a trusted source of expert information and a tongue-in-cheek form of daily entertainment. ChickRx plans to roll out interactive tools and community features after its launch.
Co-founders Stacey Borden and Meghan Muntean, both 26, felt a need for a health website specifically targeting their demographic and identified a void in the market. “The idea for ChickRx came from personal experience,” Borden, CEO, said. “We were frustrated that while there were comprehensive health sites for women of all ages, there was nothing that specifically catered to and understood us—20-something women off on our own, full of health-related concerns and curiosities.” Addressing this void, ChickRx delivers information with a “we get it because we’ve been there” tone, not a mother-knows-best attitude or boring textbook approach. For example, internist Dr. Andrea Ruman describes the telltale symptoms and treatments for irritable bowel syndrome in an “Ask Rxperts” Q&A piece titled “IBS: It Beats Syphilis.”
ChickRx is a DailyCandy-meets-WebMD type of resource addressing health issues that are increasingly discussed among young adult women. The site features expert Q&A, up-to-date news, product picks and celebrity tidbits across the following categories: sex & gynecology, fitness & nutrition, emotional health & relationships, dermatology, and general health.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
We’re thrilled to announce that we recently completed our seed round of financing. Getting this funding involved developing a detailed business plan and pitching the company to investors. In addition to describing our mission and product, it was important that the business plan include a detailed budget for the year, five years of revenue and expense projections and details about our founding team and the types of individuals we’ll need to hire. We ultimately received multiple offers from angel investors.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
We’re very excited to launch our beta site soon. We’re currently doing final edits on our content and tweaking the UI. We are also pleased to announce that our business plan made the semi finals in the Harvard Business School business plan contest.
We’ve had the pleasure of working with talented and patient professionals, such as our graphic artist, developer and lawyer. In working with them, we’ve realized how much launching a startup is actually like caring for your health. When you go to the doctor, they know how to treat what’s wrong (hopefully!) and what to look out for. But unless they have all the time in the world to devote to you, there may be some issues to which they just don’t pay much attention. It’s up to you to take ownership over your health and be on top of everything you need to ask or tell your doctor.
Monday, April 05, 2010
Recently a lot of friends have been asking us about business plans. We just finished ours and thought we’d share some tips.
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
On Twitter of course! Here are the people we think entrepreneurs must follow:
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