Qidni Labs

Class of 2017

About

Qidni Labs Inc. develops renal replacement therapies (artificial kidneys), for millions of patients with kidney failure, that fit in the palm of your hand. They are working on an implantable renal replacement therapy. Their device would reduce several costs associated with dialysis equipment, caregivers and insurance providers – creating an opportunity for patients to have access to renal replacement therapy continuously and at all times.

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Team

Morteza Ahmadi
Co-Founder & CEO

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Describe your team in three words.

Hardworking, Detail-Oriented, Visionary.

What's the biggest reward from running your startup?

Waking up every morning with a purpose for your life.

Describe a time when you failed - how did you respond or come back from it?

We started Qidni with a vision for a technology that didn't exist that time. We failed at least four times before having our last idea work, but we never gave up.

Did you have an entrepreneurial side at a young age? Explain.

Yes, I had a tutoring business when I was in my sophomore year of high school. I acquired customers by borrowing money from my mom and advertising in a local newspaper.