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Episode 339 - The 5 Strategies to Turn Your Passion Into Profit

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startup nation, meet: Dr. Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo

Prompted by a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 2019, Dr. Omolara transitioned from her career as a professor, researcher & paediatrician to co-founder of Strong Children Wellness — a multi-practice healthcare network that partners with communities to provide tech-enabled physical health, mental health, and social care for Medicaid-eligible & uninsured children and families, including those impacted by poverty, trauma and immigration inequities.

As a social entrepreneur, she has secured over $1,000,000 in funding in less than 2 years, without loans or investors. This prompted her to create Melanin & Medicine, a healthcare consulting firm that supports mission-driven healthcare organizations serving communities of color to secure grants, contracts & alternative payments to help them scale and make greater impact.

Dr. Uwemedimo is a noted speaker on social entrepreneurship, funding strategies in healthcare, community-based healthcare for under-resourced communities and clinical & advocacy approaches to supporting anti-poverty health policies, including access to safety net programs, such as Medicaid, SNAP & TANF.

She has been an invited speaker for several conferences & organizations including American Academy of Pediatrics, American Women’s Medical Association, Health Tech 4 Medicaid, Center for Law and Social Policy, Immigration Advocates Network, United Hospital Fund & Greater NY Hospital Association.

show notes

  1. Why grant funding is one of the best ways to fund early to mid stage mission-driven practices, compared to loans & investments

  2. The secret way to access 6-figure grant funding for your practice, even as for-profit business

  3. Our proprietary method to create “profitable partnerships” for your practice both online & offline that create continuous pipeline of funding and contracts

  4. The key tool group practice owners need to get grants and contracts for their practice, without having to write long and tedious grant proposals

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Meet your co-hosts:

Kate & Katie


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