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9009 Carothers Pkwy. (Franklin) Website: healthspring.com CEO: Herb Fritch
4322 Harding Pike, Suite 417 (Nashville) Website: nextgxdx.com CEO: Dr. Mark Harris Background: Harris has eight years of biochemistry and molecular biology research experience and a Ph.D in cancer biology from Vanderbilt. He also has an MBA. NextGxDx is a onestop, Web-based marketplace that helps physicians find and order genetic Mark Harris
tests. Services also include online test ordering and test comparison. Employees: 1 Harris speaks: “I feel we have identified a critical need within the neurology community. Physicians tell me that if we can build what I have outlined that it will revolutionize the practice of neurology. ”
(Full description, Page 5) 5200 Maryland Way (Brentwood) Website: pharmmd.com CEO: Samuel “Bo” Bartholomew
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ENTREPRENEUR OF YEAR MAGDALENE INC. DBA THISTLE FARMS (Full description, Page 6) 5122 Charlotte Ave. (Nashville) Website: thistlefarms.org CEO: Becca Stevens
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Nashville Mobile Market 1211 Stevenson Center Lane (Nashville) Website: NashvilleMobileMarket.com CEO: Ravi Patel Background: Patel, now a third-year medical student at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, conceived of Mobile Market as a novel solution to the issue of food access in urban Nashville. It uses a grocery store model to boost Ravi Patel access to healthy foods that are affordable and fresh to people living in “food deserts.” Employees: 1 Patel speaks: “Mobile Market relies on its loyal customers, not only to provide weekly sales but also to spread the word and expand our presence in the South and East Nashville communities.” YouthMerch (Full description and photo, Page 6) 121 Seaboard Lane, Suite 11 (Franklin) Website: youthmerch.com CEO: Austin Casselman
SUSTAINABILITY ENTREPRENEUR OF YEAR (N)HABIT (Full description, Page 6) 427 Chestnut St. (Nashville) Website: n-habit.net CEO: Rachel Martin
(Full description, Page 6) P.O. Box 60945 (Nashville) Website: earthsavers.org CEO: Bobby Bandy
(Full description and photo, Page 6) 3026 Owen Drive, Suite 107 (Antioch) Website: lightwavesolar.com CEO: Steve Johnson
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(Full description and photo, Page 8) 624 Grassmere Park Drive (Nashville) Website: emids.com CEO: Saurabh Sinha Parental Health LLC 256 Seaboard Lane (Franklin) Website: parentalhealth.com CEO: Scott Hudsmith Background: The startup company strives to connect seniors and the disabled with medical caregivers and family caregivers, with the aim of reducing health-care costs for customers. Employees: 4 Hudsmith speaks: “We have signifiScott Hudsmith cantly improved quality of life while reducing health-care costs. Parental Health has a timely and affordable way to empower seniors to regain the place of their choice … and providing families peace of mind.”
QUALIFACTS SYSTEMS INC.
200 Second Ave. S. (Nashville) Website: qualifacts.com CEO: David Klements Background: Klements joined Qualifacts (a behavioral health IT company) in 2006. He is chair-elect of the Executive Committee of the Nashville Technology Council, a JumpStart Foundry program mentor and a Junior Achievement board member. Employees: 68 Klements speaks: “Behavioral healthDavid care providers serve the most underKlements served populations with the most limited resources. Through affordable technology we bring efficiency and data based decision making to the table.”
MINORITY ENTREPRENEUR OF YEAR CENTENNIAL PEDIATRICS
310 25th Ave. N. (Nashville) Website: centpeds.com CEO: Eddie Hamilton Background: Centennial is a large, multisite, multispecialty pediatric practice. Dr. Hamilton, a native of Paducah, Ky., is dedicated to care for children regardless of their ability to pay or carry insurance. Employees: 225 Hamilton speaks: “Centennial PediatEddie Hamilton rics is willing to take chances and turn challenges into opportunities. We employ a very diverse group of individuals from a variety of backgrounds.”
1865 Air Lane Drive, Suite 2 (Nashville) Website: devmarproducts.com CEO: Sharon W. Reynolds Background: Company was launched with the concept of delivering more environmentally friendly janitorial cleaning supplies. It also strives to educate clients and suppliers about sustainable “green” cleaning products