April 2019 Monthly Report - Innovate New Albany | New Albany, Ohio
April 2019

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EPIC Health Solutions

One of the co-founders of EPIC Health Solutions is Robyn Taylor, MBA.  Robyn has been working from Innovate New Albany for several months.

The mission of EPIC Health Solutions, LLC is to equip individuals to elevate equity and promote health for all people. EPIC challenges the structural and systemic barriers that impede health – through engagement, education, and empowerment.  EPIC provides training, strategic planning, technical assistance and support to state health departments, local health departments and community organizations and their partners. Part of EPIC’s plan is to use technology to share tools and resources with the communities it serves.

The Equity Partners in Community Health organization seeks to empower communities to affect positive change within their communities through the development of strategic partnerships, increasing awareness of the social determinants of equity and helping to develop strategies to increase the number of communities of opportunity in our country and throughout the world.

Community Health Workers, public health professionals and community lay persons will become stronger and more confident with developing strategies that are aligned with the National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity and evolving public health strategies.

EPIC has  provided training at the CDC, New Jersey Department of Health, Louisiana Department of Health, the NACDD Chronic Disease Academy and various other sites.

Currently, Epic has five employees – two co-founders, a Junior Project Manager, an Administrative Assistant and a College Intern. As the work continues to grow, EPIC plans to add employees.


April 3, 2019
Selling. The Way People Like to Buy.
TIGER Workshop
April 4, 2019
Columbus Executive Forum
April 5, 2019
Expert Office Hours
Expert Office Hours
April 19, 2019
Driving Toward the Future with GhostWave
April 26, 2019
Fostering Innovation at a Large, Established Company: Unleash the Power of the Diverse and Dedicated Team
May 3, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
A Marketer’s Approach to Selling
May 10, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
From Corporate Executive to Building a Business and to Making it on Her Own!
May 17, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Becoming A Great Data Company

Innovative Information:

Thu Apr 4 – Represented Innovate New Albany at Rev1 Ventures’ 5th Annual Innovation Hop, attended by over 800 entrepreneurs, innovation, and other business people. Described Innovate New Albany and its programs to the 100+ who visited our table.

Tue Apr 9 – Represented Innovate New Albany at end-of-year dinner event hosted by The Business Builder’s Club of The Ohio State University.  Socialized with students and startup founders in attendance.  Described Innovate New Albany and invited students to attend our TIGER Events and take advantage of ourExpert Office Hours appointments.  Explored the idea of establishing a Business Builders club for high school students in New Albany – with direct ties to the Ohio State club.

Tue Apr 16 – Hosted entrepreneur Geremy Smith at INA.  Geremy had visited Innovate once before for appointments at Expert Office Hours on April 5.  Explained the mission and programs of INA, and directed Geremy to other valuable resources in the Central Ohio entrepreneurship community.  Invited him to participate in our TIGER Events.

Tue Apr 16 – Hosted Josh Boone of Cova Coworking which operates from the Franklinton section of Columbus.  Explained the mission and programs of INA; invited Josh to participate in our TIGER Events.

Wed Apr 17 – Represented Innovate New Albany at Otterbein University Entrepreneurship Class Pitch Competition.  Judged presentations made by 5 different student teams.

Thu Apr 18 – Hosted Megan Parks of Buckeye Restorative Medicine.  Explained the mission and programs of INA, and invited her to participate in our TIGER Events and Expert Office Hours programs.

Tue Apr 23 – Hosted Innovate New Albany resident Brett Douglas, CEO of tech startup Privit which provides cloud-based services to athletic departments of high schools and colleges across the US.  Explored the possibility of Privit using Innovate New Albany as its headquarters and base of operations.

Fri Apr 26 – Met with New Albany High School student Ishaan Chansarkar and his mother Sara Chansarkar, a technology professional at Alliance Data Corporation.  Explored opportunities for Ishaan to complete his NA High School senior seminar project by working with a current or former Innovate New Albany resident company or other nearby businesses.  Subsequently made introductions to businesses with the potential to provide projects meeting this goal.

Mon Apr 29 – <a follow-up to one “Tidbit” described in our March 2019 Monthly Report>  Met with Cherie Nelson, Executive Director of The New Albany Chamber of Commerce.   Introduced Cherie to tech startup company PEERRO.com, led by Dr. Rachel Angel.  PEERRO is an app-based business that helps employers locate and hire high-potential entry level employees typically aged 18-23 with high school diploma.  As mentioned last month, PEERRO provides employers the advantage of a ready supply of candidates pre-screened for qualifications and work ethic, as judged by teachers, guidance counselors, or previous employers.  This resource could be helpful to companies in New Albany that struggle to find  enough qualified candidates for their open positions, including manufacturing, assembly, etc.  Cherie is reviewing PEERRO’s services and evaluating whether they might complement work she has been doing with the NA High School Principal to help non-college-bound students find meaningful job opportunities.