MEET OUR MCDERMOTT RISE MEMBERS
We are proud to partner with the following businesses through McDermott Rise. The program provides a free set of legal services to 20 entrepreneurs of color each year who could use a boost to help launch and scale their business with every expectation of success.
McDermott Rise members
Mcdermott Rise Members
Helping consumers locate a Medicare insurance agent so they can purchase supplemental coverage, AgentsMe is an easy and effective digital platform to find and connect with a Medicare agent, read reviews, ask questions and book virtual meetings.
Owner and founder Danielle Hodge uses her Caribbean roots to inspire the designs on her aquatic goods, including inflatable pool floats, towels and accessories.
AmginE Ink created the app U4Ea (pronounced Euphoria), which uses the technology of passive focus on audio tones, or musical notes, through binaural beats to help with mindfulness and healing. U4Ea is available for download.
Base One Gaming
Base One Gaming is a gaming platform where people can engage in gaming and learn how to develop and commercialize games.
Beautiful Brown Girls (BBG)
BBG is a safe space and in-real-life community and social networking app for women of color. Members get access to best-in-class social events and life-changing content curated to help women “glow up” in every aspect of their life, create genuine connections, build a support system and, above all, thrive.
Canary Telehealth provides telehealth services to improve access to care for underserved populations, help close gaps in care and reduce healthcare disparities.
Candi is a social network that allows fans to virtually meet their favorite celebrities and influencers. Learn more about Candi through the platform’s submission video, featuring owner and founder Keithan Hedrick.
CircleGx builds 5G infrastructure to deliver broadband internet to unserved and underserved communities in both urban and rural markets. Incubated in Dell Labs, CircleGX aims to close the gap in access to internet, further connecting people with education, jobs and other resources.
Clinify is a digital health company that combines healthcare expertise and analytics to unify, automate and optimize multiple forms of communication to deliver individualized, patient-oriented care.
Dr. Brandon Zimmerman and his team pioneered the world’s first digital optical prescription using patented algorithms that model a patient’s eye and simulates their vision, offering vision prescription from anywhere, without a physical appointment.
Foreverly is an online registry designed to support loved ones who are coping with grief. The registry includes items like food delivery and cleaning services and can be easily shared with friends and family.
Confidence of GaBBY Goodwin (Confidence)
This mother-daughter duo are solving common problems faced by those styling Black hair, such as disappearing hair barrettes and a lack of effective styling products. Confidence supplies non-slip GaBBY Bows and plant-based natural hair styling products that save time, money and frustration.
Grapevine Health leverages the power of technology, video storytelling and trusted messengers to improve health literacy and drive better health outcomes in underserved communities.
GREAT LAKES BIOLOGICS
Great Lakes Biologics is a Contract Research Development Organization (CRDO) co-founded by Crystal Brown, MBA, specializing in the process development of small-scale batches of biologic product candidates used in biopharmaceutical research and development under service contracts.
GRID is a US-based tech startup with a vision to unleash the power of video games to educate, engage and empower people around the world. GRID’s platform, called Breshna, provides no-code, low-cost and high-speed access to purposeful video games.
Health In Her HUE
Health In Her HUE is a digital platform that connects Black women to Black healthcare providers, offering culturally relevant, evidence-based health content. The team strives to reduce racial health disparities by leveraging the power of technology, media and community to improve health outcomes for women.
Jet It is an aviation company with a unique, disruptive business model to deliver a private and fast travel solution, offering jet ownership sharing options. Cofounders Glenn Gonzales and Vishal Hiremath have a combined 40+ years in aviation, leadership and private business.
Kith Republic is the first mobile app to empower professional women to thrive at work and navigate their careers. Kith Republic provides direct access to independent human resources experts to help women solve their work-related issues.
LionHead Real Estate Designs
LionHead is disrupting the multi-billion dollar construction industry with a technologically advanced manufacturing facility and superior products that can shorten building time with greater energy efficiency.
Mark Labs is a venture-backed, revenue-generating technology company that builds Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and impact software solutions. The technology also helps asset managers—who are experts at pursuing profits and optimizing portfolios—become experts at building an equitable and sustainable private sector.
Match2Mentor aims to decrease the ever-widening gap in education between minority and majority students. Through tutoring services, the company increases student engagement and provides a way for college students to earn money.
MathTalk is the leader in speech recognition mathematics software and provides users with the ability to voice math, without needing a keyboard. A nonprofit founded in 2015, MathTalk is delivering accessible services to students, teachers and professionals.
Nour is a mineral sunscreen specifically suited for the needs of Black women to match darker completions without leaving a residue.
Porshair is creating the first smart hair styling tool made especially for thicker and textured hair types.
Sanarai is working to improve the Hispanic community’s access to high-quality mental health services through a web-based platform that allows for the scheduling of remote emotional support sessions. With a focus on the Spanish-speaking market, its website is entirely in Spanish.
SUPPLY FACTORY BRANDS
Supply Factory Brands is a Black-owned consumer packaged goods venture studio to operate at the intersection of culture and innovation.
Dynamic windows can change the amount of light transmitted through them on demand. Tynt Technologies aims to revolutionize the industry with perfectly neutral color, high clarity in the transparent state and true privacy in the dark state.
Volt Energy finances and develops solar projects, electric-vehicle charging stations and energy storage solutions for commercial, government, educational and nonprofit institutions. Volt Energy designs, engineers and implements energy storage solutions, with a mission is to uplift communities through the opportunities and benefits provided by clean technology.
WeatherCheck is the nation’s only Black-owned meteorology-focused technology company. WeatherCheck focuses on saving property owners money by monitoring mobile and immobile property for severe weather.
Words Liive is a digital application platform (the Opus app) that uses a music input for reading and writing curriculums to bolster literacy rates in public education. The Opus app integrates popular song lyrics into traditional classroom text-based lesson plans. The company’s goal is to advance public education student reading levels at or above their grade level from approximately 33% to 66% by 2040.
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If you think your business would be a good fit for McDermott Rise and you’ve reviewed our terms and conditions we encourage you to submit an application using the below link.