“Connecting services, creating solutions.”
–Stewart Brathwaite Founder and CEO, RapidNotes
Brathwaite created RapidNotes to streamline the continuum of care provided to the individuals in our communities. The RapidNotes team are finalists in The Farm Accelerator’s spring 2018 Cohort, where they eagerly wait to learn if they have been accepted for this amazing business opportunity. The program is a collaboration between Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Boomtown Accelerator. RapidNotes is competing to receive $20,000 in seed capital and an additional estimated $1.7 million in perks while receiving a complete business and management curriculum. If accepted this program will assist RapidNotes to provide the software solution that industries, clients and patients deserve.
Out of the number of deaths reported last year, preventable medical errors were responsible for 400,000 of them. As healthcare negligence persists, despite the advances in technology and innovation, 86 percent of mistakes are caused due to administrative disregard. Stewart Brathwaite has created a SaaS solution to the problem. His decentralized case management collaboration platform was designed to improve the administrative workflow for managed health and social service organizations. The idea came to life in the late 2000’s when Brathwaite became fed up with the inconsistency in the record-keeping and inefficient resources within the software systems that were being utilized while employed by New York social services agencies.
There are many challenges in healthcare and social services; the use of multiple systems stands as one of the biggest issues today. Each time an individual visits a hospital, detailed notes are left as a way to communicate with anyone providing further treatment. However, this administrative process can be flawed if the protocol isn’t followed or if a new agency doesn’t have access to this information. RapidNotes integrates shared data from registered users industry-wide, allowing an efficient collaborating process while focusing on improving case management and healthcare outcomes and quality solutions for agencies, providers, authorized users, clients, patients and people everywhere.
RapidNotes is a client of the Atlanta MBDA Business Center, where we provide a robust healthcare network for matchmaking and opportunities that contribute to our clients’ growth. Our team of innovators help minority business enterprises (MBEs) gain access to private and federal leading-edge resources, as well as, become a part of a rich network of entrepreneurs. If you would like to know more, visit our website at www.mbdabusinesscenter-atlanta.org.
“How can we feed people as we have fed landfills for the past century? The answer is technology.”
– Jasmine Crowe Founder & CEO, GoodrCo.
GoodrCo. is a sustainable waste management app that leverages technology to combat hunger, founded by Jasmine Crowe in 2016. GoodrCo. teams up with Atlanta restaurants, businesses, event centers and grocery stores to redirect surplus food waste to food insecure families in Atlanta. The socially responsible company kickstarted the app with one goal in mind, “Everybody eats.”
Over 72 billion pounds of food is wasted in the United States every year while 1 out of 7 people goes to bed hungry every night. GoodrCo. has served over 80,000 meals since 2013 including 2000 special holiday dinners that have been hosted around the country.
In addition to contributing to the fight against hunger, GoodrCo. helps businesses earn valuable tax deductions by donating their food waste instead of throwing it away. The blockchain enabled apps provides clients insight into their food waste patterns, real-time donation/tax deduction info, and community impact reports.
GoodrCo. is a client with the MBDA Business Center of Atlanta and we are proud to have contributed to the growth and development of this business. Jasmine Crowe has teamed up with the ATDC at Georgia Institute of Technology to continue to mature and develop the technology of GoodrCo.
The staff of the MBDA Business Center-Atlanta is a team of innovators in the field of helping minority-owned businesses gain access to private and federal leading-edge resources, as well as, becoming a part of a rich network of entrepreneurs. If you would like to know more visit our website www.mbdabusinesscenter-atlanta.org.
Weems Design Studio, Inc.
“Connecting to the MBDA Business Center-Atlanta has allowed me to access resources that I never knew existed. I am developing telehealth mobile software with Georgia Tech, meeting major decision makers in healthcare, and expanding my business in ways that I never thought of.” – Charles Weems, Founder & CEO, Weems Design Studio, Inc.
The Weems Design Studio, Inc. (WDS), a global outsource provider of business process solutions, was founded by Charles Weems, III in 2006. Weems’ affinity for software and graphic design evolved into a company that provides clients with a host of services and client premise solutions for a spectrum of business-critical communications which includes: just-in-time manufacturing, receivables, securities filings, insurance and health care transactions and other applications. WDS targets businesses in financial services, health care, manufacturing and government.
Weems became a client of the MBDA Business Center-Atlanta seeking to gain new contracts and to increase revenue. As a result of the first one-on-one consultation, The Center staff identified three services that Weems Design Studio, Inc. could benefit from: the Health Technology Action Collaborative (H-TAC) program, strategic planning and implementation services and CEO training.
Through H-TAC, WDS met, vetted and signed a partnership agreement with ICATT, a MBDA Business Center-Atlanta client, which resulted in a contract with the National Parks Service for approximately $200,000. Likewise, through connecting with the Georgia Institute of Technology’s healthcare initiative, WDS is developing a new mobile telehealth product with Georgia Tech. Furthermore, business consultations with the center have helped WDS secure approximately $5 million in contracts with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Revenue for WDS topped $5 million in 2013, a 100 percent increase from 2012. Overall, the CEO training that Weems completed has prepared him to manage the exponential growth of his business in a sustainable manner. The Center continues to assist WDS through its strategic planning and implementation process.