NMWE is a unique initiative addressing opportunity, recruitment and retention for women in journalism. It fosters and spotlights the creativity, ingenuity and entrepreneurial abilities of women in media.
The awards program ended in 2013 following six years of generous support from the McCormick Foundation. We are currently seeking other funding sources.
Building off a platform of reports, databases, blogs and crowdsourcing, Jeanne Pinder and ClearHealthCosts have a mission to be the best online source of health care pricing. After launching a beta site CHC began reaching out to those that really care about the costs of health care: the 20- and 30-something women who are the chief health and wellness officers of their families.
We just participated in Women's Demo Night, sponsored by New York Tech Meetup and Change The Ratio. You can read all about our well-received pitch here!
That experience caused us to go live with a not-quite-finished product at clearhealthcosts.com, but the splash we made was exciting enough to the audience that we got a pitch spot scheduled for Sept. 11.
It's the best startup publicity you can get in New York. Here we are on their front page: http://nytm.org/
We're also in the process of branching out! We've got an easy cookbook for expanding to other cities, and we're looking for partners! We have partnerships in the making in various cities (Boston, maybe Washington, NYC, a southern state I can't name right now), and a lot of interest from other quarters. An NYC venture firm reached out to us, and while I don't think we will be their cup of tea -- too early! too embryonic! -- it's nice to be invited to meetings.
Now that we've made a tool that is ready for partnerships, we're currently looking for anyone who might be a good partner for things like consulting, eyeballs, revenue, and data collection. Any recommendations people have would be great! Introductions welcome!