Recently our good friend Stephan Porter took time to tell us about his mission to help veterans, active-duty personnel and their families with a new Military Chamber of Commerce scheduled to launch in July of this year. One major focus of the project will be to address the problems of veteran and military suicide, which is tragically on the rise in the United States.
Please take a moment to view this important message from Stephan and share it with others. You can find more information on the web and Linkedin at:
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Healthcare Leaders recently became aware of the extraordinary efforts of our friends at the Bexar County Medical Society (BCMS) in distributing PPE to the community over the past 18 months. After discovering a gap in demand and supply among the physician community, BCMS stepped up to distribute more than 7 million pieces of PPE, using a portion of their headquarters as a warehouse and distribution center. Melody Newsom, BCMS CEO and Executive Director, shared some of this story with us recently in the video below.
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A total of $100,000 was given out with every finalist receiving a cash prize.
Betty’s Co. is an online women-focused health company that offers health and wellness counseling, resources and products, most geared to younger women. Founded in January 2020 by Jennifer Newell, the startup plans to eventually serve as a one-stop shop for women seeking health care, particularly gynecological care.
Newell is creating a mobile app, mobile clinic, as well as partnerships with universities to provide these type of resources, as previously reported by the Business Journal.
The competition initially selected 25 semifinalists to pitch to a panel of judges in one of five semi-final brackets.
Other finalists included runner-up Alt-Bionics, a biotech company developing bionic limbs for amputees. Third prize winner EmGenisys improves animal production and promotes sustainability through reproductive technologies. Other honorees included IncentiFind, which helps developers, property owners and tenants find money for their real-estate and home improvement projects; and Astroport Space Technologies Inc., which converts moon dust into bricks and material for 3D construction printing of lunar infrastructure.
Originally launched in 2016 as a $50,000 competition, TechFuel doubled the prize money in 2019 through additional funding from the county’s Innovation Fund. Each fiscal year, $1 million in economic incentive funds are allocated by the county to this fund to foster local job recruitment, talent development competitions, business expansion and technical workforce training for targeted technology-based industries.
In 2020, San Antonio-based Backcountry Mills LLC, which does business as Grain4Grain and develops grain drying technology, won the $50,000 grand prize, while the previous year, Rectify, a data protection and privacy startup launched in 2018, won the grand prize.
*We embedded this video from Facebook when we first posted this item on July 27th. Within 24 hours Facebook had removed access to the video for everyone saying it was not true according to their “fact-checkers”. We had no idea the fact-checkers at Facebook had medical degrees, but thought you should be able to see it. Click here or on the screenshot above to watch the press conference in its entirety on BitChute.
As a corollary to the above story, America’s Frontline Doctors reported on the 28th that their host provider had taken down their website. It’s strange, if their treatment protocols have no merit why fear the message? Where’s the willingness to exchange ideas and debate the pros and cons of a particular treatment? Many of those opposing the use of HCQ as a treatment for COVID seem to rely on Dr. Fauci’s more recent comments, but since NIH research appears to substantiate its efficacy why should those findings be questioned at this particular point in time?
New! July 31st. Dr. Simone Gold falls victim to a further act of censorship, reporting she was fired for appearing in the America’s Frontline Doctors press conference video.
Yale Epidemiology Professor says HCQ could save lives for COVID patients.
Ohio Pharmacy Board reverses ban on HCQ
HLSA member and marketing advisor Jennifer Newell is documenting her entrepreneurial journey to launch Betty’s Co., a combination of clinic and services aimed at providing a comfortable, one-stop-shop approach for young ladies as they transition from adolescence to women’s health. Jennifer has started a YouTube channel, “Building Betty’s”, to share her experiences with her company to mentor and encourage other young entrepreneurs. Watch Jennifer’s announcement below and be sure to subscribe to her channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLtVyorqVkECIHQSPjwmjYw
Take some time while you’re here to watch this inspiring TED Talk by Simon Sinek, on how great leaders inspire action. In Simon’s words, “People don’t but what you do, they buy what you believe. And what you do simply proves what you believe.” While the video dates to 2009, some life lessons bear repetition, and Simon is a compelling speaker. Enjoy.
A segment about Healthcare Leaders of San Antonio was featured as one of the interviews on the Bobby and JJ Radio Show on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Our thanks go out to Bobby and JJ, and to Jackie Boyle for the segment which we know will raise even more awareness about our monthly networking mixers. Our goals are to foster business connections and new opportunities. We invite you to join us the second Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 pm.
Come and connect!