Iowa City Startup Apollo refocuses platform to help tackle coronavirus

Guest post by Jon Lensing.

Apollo is a health-tech based startup founded by medical students from the University of Iowa.  Our mission is to improve community health through the accelerated delivery of patient services. Using our online platform, hospitals can post jobs, and providers can create profiles.   

Currently, we have repurposed our platform to help aid hospitals requiring increased amounts of providers due to COVID-19 by:

  • Hosting job needs of hospitals
  • Centralizing availability of medical providers
  • Connecting providers to open positions/hospitals 

With the growing number of COVID-19 cases across the US, we have to prepare for provider shortages.  Apollo increases the transferability of providers and improves the speed of staffing. For the next four weeks, Apollo will waive all fees associated with the use of our platform. 

The Governor has already been made aware of the platform, and we are trying to raise hospital and physician awareness that this service is available to them. Apollo is trying to do our part to help better protect the health of Iowa.

See more information about how Apollo is combating coronavirus here.

Previous coverage

Iowa City startup is helping match physicians with jobs -Feb. 25, 2020


Jon Lensing is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Iowa and the founder of Apollo.