Jason Bornhorst

Jason Bornhorst

Successful repeat founder passionate about making healthcare work as it should. CEO, co-founder of First Dollar. Formerly athena, Patient IO, Expedia & Mobiata.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jbornhorst/
Twitter: jbornhorst
Austin, Texas, United States
Member since May 08, 2020
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Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Patient IO, First Dollar
Companies I work or worked for:
Mobiata, Expedia, Athenahealth
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

Forbes 30 under 30, 2015

If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

Why did you start your company or why do you want to innovate inside your company?

My co-founder Colin and I sold a company to athenahealth in 2016 and worked there for about 3 years on a variety of projects. athenahealth handles medical billing for ~10% of the US, and this experience gave us a front row seat to how the healthcare industry isn’t working for patients.

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

The most frustrating part is getting told no 1000x times.

The most rewarding part is proving that it can, in fact, be done.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Not launching early enough.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1. Managing your own psychology is the hardest part of being an entrepreneur. Take care of your health & mind as a top priority.
2. A small, focused team can accomplish an incredible amount.
3. Persistence is most of success.