Maree Beare Wanngi

Fri, 31/07/2020 - 12:00

Many would agree that good health forms the foundation of a happy and successful life. One female founder building on the importance of good health is Wanngi CEO, Maree Beare.

On a mission to better understand the problems people face and the treatments they receive when they have a medical condition, Maree invested in three years of research to develop the Wanngi app. 

The Wanngi app is a health management platform allowing users with chronic conditions to track symptoms, injuries, medications, allergies and immunisations to better manage their health. 

The platform can be used to upload and store medical documents including scripts, pathology and referrals and share health history during a Telehealth Consult. The app also allows users to set medication reminders and manage medical and fitness information, all in one secure HIPAA Compliant online location. 

Maree is passionate about using innovative technology to positively impact the lives of others and believes the self-management of chronic conditions is vital to the overall health of the community.

“The health of Queenslanders has an enormous impact on our healthcare system. It is vital that we all work together to support the vulnerable and find solutions that will benefit not only individuals but the community as a whole,” Maree said.

“Being able to provide a tech solution that allow people to easily collect and manage their own health information, empowers patients and their doctors to make informed decisions about their individual wellbeing.

“During my research, I discovered people were disconnected from their health information and there was a dire need for an accessible and effective solution that would help patients and the healthcare industry better understand and manage healthcare needs.
“A mobile application was the simple solution desperately needed in the market – which is how Wanngi came about.” 

Maree has extensive experience advising organisations on how to transform their businesses and delivering high-profile technology programs, and is recognised as a forward-thinking, industry leader in the technology sector.

She has become a growing influencer in the digital health sector, being named in the top 100 Women in Wearables for 2019, and was also recognised by the Forbes top 50 women-led startups disrupting HealthTech and CNET. 

In 2019-20, Maree participated in the Advance Queensland Ace Network, and was part of the Speakers Forum, ACE Scaleup Workshops, Female Founders Impact Innovation Mentoring and Female Founders program which she says has provided invaluable support. 
“The Female Founders program has helped me to connect with like-minded women also advocating for change,” Maree said. 

“This has allowed me to feel connected, accessing a wider network to collaborate – the resulting advice and connections have been invaluable in building and scaling my startup. 

“I would recommend other female founders get involved and access the research and expertise of other founders.”

Visit the Female Founders webpage for more information.

Last updated 31 Jul, 2020
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