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In the way that technology and innovation disrupted companies like Border’s Books, Kodak, Blockbuster Video and Toys “R” Us, telemedicine is going to have the same effect in health care. Why drive to a store and rent a movie when I can rent one on my TV while sitting on my couch? Or why go to a bookstore and purchase a book when I can immediately download it on my tablet or smart phone? Similarly, the ease and convenience of visiting with a physician on your phone using Skype or other video capabilities from the comfort of your own home will without a doubt transform healthcare in America.

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018

See our co-founder Mark Vargas speak about Licentiam.

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

We've heard it a thousand times before — how to improve government efficiency, streamline processes and manage costs. In fact, in Washington, D.C. — a city best known for its partisan battles of epic proportions — improving how government operates seems to be a rare moment of agreement, rather than disagreement. But what's not really discussed is the downstream affect and impact of such inefficiencies, and the consequences in some cases can be fatal. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/is-outdated-technology-causing-a-public-health-crisis/article/2620324

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

Read the full transcript of Licentiam's testimony on how innovative technologies can help medical Boards be more responsive to their applicants and help build the workforce capacity of health professionals in the District. Committee on Health; C. Gray, Chairperson; Professional Boards Oversight Hearing; 1, 2017, 11:00 A.M.; Building, Washington, D.C.; (Official Text)

Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

“Imagine the economic growth when a group that’s one of the fastest in terms of economic development and propagation actually has funding,” said Mark Vargas, 35, an incubator member and co-founder of medical licensure platform Licentiam. “It’s going to transform communities and cities.” http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/with-first-ever-hispanic-incubator-illinois-hispanic-chamber-of-commerce-and-1871-flip-the-script-on-hispanic-entrepreneurship/

Posted: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Chicago based, Licentiam is an example of the innovative crop of RegTech startups capitalizing on existing opportunities. Co-Founded by Mark Vargas, Licentiam’s software platform provides a digital solution to simplify and efficiently streamline procedures related to the licensing of U.S. healthcare professionals. Vargas, the President of the company, is a former Department of Defense senior staffer with over a decade of regulatory and policy experience. In October of 2016, Licentiam, was selected by Chicago incubator 1871 and the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to join their first joint Incubator program which focuses on mentoring Hispanic-led tech companies. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/is-regtech-the-next-hot-sector-to-watch_us_58b73e69e4b015675cf65ba2

Posted: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Mark Vargas, President of Licentiam Twelve Latinx-led startups joined 1871 in late October for a 12-week accelerator program co-facilitated by 1871 and the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Castro's death is another sign of changing times to local entrepreneurs, like St. Charles native Mark Vargas, who are hoping to gain access to an untapped business market. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161126/news/161129223/

Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016

Chicago, IL –Licentiam President Mark Vargas met with Cuban Ambassador to the United States Jose Cabanas on Monday during the Ambassador’s 2-day visit to Chicago. The Ambassador was in town to meet with local business and political leaders to promote business opportunities in Cuba.

Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Chicago-based technology incubator 1871 and the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) announced Thursday the 12 businesses that make up the first cohort of a new incubator focused on fostering opportunities for Hispanic-owned technology companies. As part of the 12-week program, the tech companies will be provided educational programming, resources, technological support and guidance toward raising funding.

Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2016

Licentiam Team’s Mark Vargas participated in a Hispanic entrepreneur small business roundtable with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois on October 14th in Chicago. As the Assistant Minority Leader, Sen. Durbin is the second highest ranking Democrat in leadership in the Senate. The event was co-hosted by the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and 1871. During the briefing with Sen. Durbin, Mr. Vargas outlined Licentiam’s expedited physician licensing capability and health regulatory tools via a next generation RegTech platform.

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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