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Vasu Sarin

On the Business Start-Up Journey

Business Management student, Vasu Sarin, held a long-term dream to develop game-changing technology to support the elderly. He was inspired by a radio report about a lady who unfortunately experienced a stroke while driving and was not found for several days. Around this same time his own grandmother had experienced a bad fall while she was alone.

Vasu’s vision was for a mobile healthcare platform capable of monitoring people’s health and location remotely, giving the elderly, carers and relatives peace of mind that any emergencies would be instantly picked up.

His idea was given shape, focus and brought into reality as Tab Care Limited over two years of support in the ASPIRE.

Vasu founded the company while taking part in the Business Start-Up Journey 2016-17 where he reached the pitching finals and was awarded £500. The following year he joined the Self-Employed Placement programme.

TabCare provides family health monitoring, offering peace of mind and quicker response times if an emergency occurs, keeping an eye on the people you care about most. The platform is app based and works on iPhones, Google Home devices and on Apple Watches. Tab Care is able to provide the most affordable monitoring solutions for children, older adults and vulnerable individuals.

As CEO, Vasu, who graduated in 2019, leads a team of 5 developers and has 3 marketing and sales staff working in their office in Epsom. He worked with local authorities to trial the software with their clients, and has trailed with hospitals and schools to build the business further.

The company was placed in the top 10 by a group of investors in an international start-up competition run by the London chapter of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs). TiE, was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group successful entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals with roots in the Indus region. TAB Care was placed in the top 10 from some 70 companies.

Vasu said: “It was a great experience and tops an insane year for the development of my business.

“There have been a lot of ups and downs, and sometimes the downs break you down – but then you’ve got to reboot yourself that same day. As a start-up, you don’t have the luxury of time to be down for long. You have got to keep things moving.

“The support from ASPIRE has been great. Without Kent Business School and without the Business Start-Up Journey I wouldn’t be where I am now, perhaps I wouldn’t have even begun.”

ASPIRE is able to continue working with Vasu after graduation, through funding to support recent alumni establishing startups.

Vasu added: “I know I can always call on the ASPIRE team for advice. “The future is looking really nice.”