The VK Team:

Virtual Kinetics began at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - a school built on a rich traditional of sports achievement as well as strong academics and medical research - the perfect place to develop a healthcare technology startup.  

With a shared vision to improve the lives of patient and practitioners, the team assembled to tackle a recognized need in the physical therapy arena.  We are proud to serve the local triangle area and passionate to use our skills to make the lives better for those in need.

 
  Elliot Krause    Elliot Krause is a junior Biomedical Engineering and Entrepreneurship major at UNC Chapel Hill.  Elliot is president of the Helping Hand Project, a nonprofit that builds customized prosthetic hands for low income children and cofounder of medUcate, a company using gamification to improve medication adherence. 

Elliot Krause

Elliot Krause is a junior Biomedical Engineering and Entrepreneurship major at UNC Chapel Hill.  Elliot is president of the Helping Hand Project, a nonprofit that builds customized prosthetic hands for low income children and cofounder of medUcate, a company using gamification to improve medication adherence. 

  Keshav Patel    Keshav Patel is a sophomore Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics major at UNC Chapel Hill.  Keshav is a member of the Carolina Chancellor’s Science Scholars, a pre-MD/Ph.D. program. Keshav is driven by coding and building new startup technologies.  

Keshav Patel

Keshav Patel is a sophomore Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics major at UNC Chapel Hill.  Keshav is a member of the Carolina Chancellor’s Science Scholars, a pre-MD/Ph.D. program. Keshav is driven by coding and building new startup technologies.  

  Navin Balaji    Navin Balaji is a sophomore Biomedical Engineering major at Vanderbilt University and is on the pre-med track. He is a member of SyBBURE, an undergraduate research and innovation program, and works in an orthopedic biomechanics lab. 

Navin Balaji

Navin Balaji is a sophomore Biomedical Engineering major at Vanderbilt University and is on the pre-med track. He is a member of SyBBURE, an undergraduate research and innovation program, and works in an orthopedic biomechanics lab. 

  Zach Burk   Zachary is studying Computer Science and Biology at UNC Chapel Hill. Student leader for Chi Alpha, a Christian campus fellowship. Intermediate web developer for TopFitPros, a fitness startup that automatically plans workouts and meals to meet certain dietary requirements. Plans to pursue dentistry after graduation.

Zach Burk

Zachary is studying Computer Science and Biology at UNC Chapel Hill. Student leader for Chi Alpha, a Christian campus fellowship. Intermediate web developer for TopFitPros, a fitness startup that automatically plans workouts and meals to meet certain dietary requirements. Plans to pursue dentistry after graduation.

  Melody Tran   Melody Tran is a doctor of physical therapy candidate at UNC Chapel Hill. Melody received her graduate degree in Health Service Administration and her experience includes ortho and sports physical therapy clinic rotations and clinical research.   

Melody Tran

Melody Tran is a doctor of physical therapy candidate at UNC Chapel Hill. Melody received her graduate degree in Health Service Administration and her experience includes ortho and sports physical therapy clinic rotations and clinical research.   

  Marcus Childs    Marcus Childs is sophomore Biomedical Engineering major. Marcus has been involved in basketball, football and track and field for most of his adult life.  Whenever Marcus gets the chance he loves to go fishing as hobby. 

Marcus Childs

Marcus Childs is sophomore Biomedical Engineering major. Marcus has been involved in basketball, football and track and field for most of his adult life.  Whenever Marcus gets the chance he loves to go fishing as hobby. 

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Shital is the founder and team leader for Virtual Kinetics. As an MBA graduate from Kenan-Flagler Business School, Shital works in health care strategy consulting.  In the past, he has successfully developed a successful neurological therapy start-up for patients suffering from stroke.  In addition to 6 years of product development experience, Shital has worked in marketing in the med tech industry.