Cincinnati, OH – November 28, 2017 – VIPs of Innovation is an exclusive program offered to innovative entrepreneurs worldwide, carefully chosen by Zoozler’s selection committee. Members have access to a large network of investors and a unique array of substantial benefits to significantly reduce the cost of running their companies.
The program boasts a fixed membership fee, with no additional cost to members, as well as access to significant services and benefits, including:
- Either $500 of free video services or business consultation services
- Major rate benefits in:
- Advisory board matching
- Legal services
- CPA services
- CFO services
- Recruiting services
- HR services
- Marketing services
- Tech development services
- Fundraising services
- Sales services
- You also gain VIP access to select startup networking events
- Zoozler’s online investor matching program
- Marketing rights to highlight membership in Zoozler VIPs of Innovation
- Featured in select Zoozler promotional materials
“The vast majority of companies fail because their founders lack the ability to focus,” says Paul Powers, CEO of Zoozler. “Having spent years working with hundreds of startups, we’ve decided to create a unique program that would help give the right means to entrepreneurs so they have the clarity, confidence, and support to grow highly successful businesses.”
Applying is designed to be as simple as possible:
Email Paul Powers directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call +1-513-828-7398.
A member of the Zoozler selection committee must interview the applicant (by phone or in-person).
If any additional information is needed, it will be requested in the interview.
Reviews take place regularly, generally at least once per month.
The main attributes that will be evaluated are the founder or team, commitment to their company, the merit of the company’s proposition and the founder’s/team’s ability to make their company succeed.
Our friend and client, Paolo Dominguez, and his team at Juble it! were the recipients of the “Big Idea Award” at the 2017 ComSpark Innovation Tech Summit.
Cincinnati OH – October 3, 2017 – Hundreds of guests gathered last week in Mason for the 2017 ComSpark Innovation Tech Summit. The annual two-day trade show brings together a myriad of tech companies, startups, investors, and students, all for one purpose – innovation.
ComSpark provides a platform for the growing Cincinnati tech community to celebrate accomplishments, milestones, and innovation, through their website, events, and more. This year’s summit welcomed vendors such as Zoozler, and Physna, speakers and discussions featuring prominent executives from the Cincinnati area, and startup booths, for small companies to attract more business and spread awareness.
Among the startups in attendance was Juble it! – the social media button enabling people to spread their appreciation for things they love on the web through small donations or tips. Helmed by Paolo Dominguez, also named the 2017 Rising Tech Star, Juble it! was granted the Big Idea Award.
Ethan Smith sat down for a chat with Farah Allen, the founder and CEO of Song Society, an app helping songwriters and artists create necessary legal documentation for revenue generation, to learn a little more about what keeps the innovative entrepreneur motivated.
Farah, can you give me the quick description of what Song Society is?
“Song Society is a mobile application that allows artists to get into the business process to collaborate, get feedback, continue to write and create. Rosie, our AI, is always working in the background to automatically create the documentation needed to generate revenue. Our app has features like video conferencing, group text and chat, attachment support for external microphones and other equipment, and other features to give additional assistance to artists.”
How did you come up with the idea for Song Society? Are you in the music industry?
“My husband is in the music industry, in A&R, and he always had a story about another artist who was being sued, because they didn’t give proper credit to everyone involved in writing a song – even if they only wrote one word. Since my background is IT consulting, I’m ordinarily creating software solutions and collecting data for Fortune 500 companies. I decided that this made me uniquely qualified to solve the problem, and I created Song Society to help artists create contracts and other legal documentation.”
Have you always wanted to be an entrepreneur, or did it just happen one day?
“My father is an entrepreneur, so I think it’s in my DNA to have an entrepreneurial spirit. I’ve always had some sort of small venture on the side, and it was just a matter of time before I felt the need to do something bigger as an adult. I recognized a problem and began working on the solution – I know I’m onto something and want to see it through.”
So what’s next for you, Farah?
“We are working on expanding into other markets, and are hoping to partner with a major performance rights organizations like BMI, ASCAP, or SESAC. The plan there is to give all artists access to Song Society and make a database so each organization can communicate and share information to ensure everyone gets the recognition they deserve. We are currently in 32 countries, and are helping people all around the world work together to write and produce music safely.
Do you have any advice for aspiring entrepreneurs?
“For me, my background helps guide challenges and answer questions, so I would say to learn a skill or trade first, then use that knowledge to solve an issue. I’m always going back to my past experience to see what I can use to improve my current processes.
I also think it’s very important to never quit talking to your customers. There’s always something you can learn from them to help improve their experience. With something like Song Society, my challenge was how to bring creativity into software and make the business side appeal to artists.”
Ethan Smith sat down for a chat with Vladimir Fridman, the founder and CEO of Plan Truth, an innovative platform where users can share their experiences with their healthcare provider, to learn more about what keeps the innovative entrepreneur motivated.
Vlad, I’m not very familiar with healthcare insurance – can you explain to me what Plan Truth is, and what it does?
“Plan Truth is the only place you can visit on the web to learn specifically about each healthcare plan in your state. It’s a forum where consumers can come together with healthcare providers to share their healthcare plan experiences and rate how well their plan meets their needs.”
And this covers any type of health insurance?
“Our website covers the main insurance programs in each state like Medicaid, Medicare, Obamacare, and private insurance too. If someone wants to learn more about Medicare, or about a specific insurance provider like BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, Humana, or any specific plan, they just select the state they live in, and whether they’re a patient or provider, and they can review each major plan offered in that state.”
That actually sounds extremely useful. What made you decide to venture out and become an entrepreneur?
“I am a cardiologist by practice, and every year I am asked hundreds of times: ‘what’s the best health insurance for me?’ I had no way of answering this, and there’s not a lesson on insurance in medical school, so I turned to the internet to learn more about the options out there. I couldn’t find much, but after a little more than a decade, I’ve learned a lot about the insurance world, and felt that I had to do something to help. It is such a disservice to anyone not to know their own insurance plan, or what their deductible is.”
Entrepreneurship plus cardiology sounds pretty intense. Do you have any advice to give to someone that aspires to be an entrepreneur?
“If I were to say anything, I would say to learn a specific field first, then try to change it or innovate it. For example, if I wanted to change the way air traffic control worked, that would not be possible. After more than ten years of actual practice in medicine, I learned how the field really works – so then I started seeing ways I could improve it. How do you know what needs to be fixed if you’re not in the nitty-gritty? You have to look at the status quo and your set of skills before you can really determine what needs to be fixed.”
For more information, visit plantruth.com, and expect the updated site to launch Q4 of 2017.
The one-of-a-kind website provides consumers an easy way to compare all available health insurance plans in their state and choose a plan that works for them.
Cincinnati, OH – July 17, 2017 – PlanTruth, started by Dr. Valdimir Fridman, MD, is the first, and only, healthcare insurance ratings and review website. The innovative site aims to be the leading user-driven forum where consumers can come together to share their experiences with their health insurance provider, as well as provide data on the major plans in each state.
Immediately following his fellowship, Fridman, a New York cardiologist began noticing that a large majority of his patients were almost clueless about which insurance plan they needed most, or what their plan actually covered. After practicing medicine for over a decade, and being asked hundreds of times per year about the best insurance plans, Vlad decided that something needed to be changed.
“The problem with healthcare is that most people don’t have a grasp on exactly which plan works best for them,” says Fridman. “Insurance is something that most people have to figure out themselves, and it’s difficult when there isn’t an abundance of information out there to rely on.”
Often asking their doctors for an opinion on which plan to pick, the average consumer needs more answers than what a doctor is generally able to provide. Plan Truth provides more useful information than what a physician or doctor may recommend, and goes further than other ratings sites by providing actual customer ratings and reviews instead of using quality assessment guidelines to rank the providers.
“Everyone needs health insurance, but every person requires a plan tailored just for them. Plan Truth helps lay out different options so consumers can see what works best for them as an individual,” explains Fridman. “The point of Plan Truth is that we are a third-party, unbiased review site where people can share their own experiences, not a place to favor one provider over another.”
You can expect the updated Plan Truth site to launch mid-Q4 of 2017.
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