Zocdoc is a website and app that allows patients to find and book appointments with doctors online. It is a free service for patients, and doctors pay a subscription fee to be listed on the site.
So, is Zocdoc a startup? Well, it certainly has the trappings of one – it’s a young company ( founded in 2007), it’s innovative (it’s one of the first companies to allow patients to book appointments online), and it’s fast-growing (it now operates in over 2,500 cities across the US).
However, some people argue that Zocdoc is not a startup because it is not a technology company. While it is true that Zocdoc is not a traditional tech company, it is still a company that is using technology to disrupt a traditional industry (healthcare).
So, what do you think? Is Zocdoc a startup?