The "Got More" Initiative is focused on the startup community and fellow entrepreneurs, investors, donors and various players that are interested in tackling chronic conditions. Our initial focus is on Autism and related intellectual disabilities. It is estimated that the national cost of supporting Autism is currently $61 Billion per year (Autism Speaks). We are committed to improving the numbers and helping identify solutions that tackle the estimated $61 Billion.
What does M.O.R.E. stand for?
M = Meaning : Does it have meaning? Does the idea, solution, business, organization or team have true meaning behind what they are doing? This is where one's passion comes into play. You can not fake genuine passion and especially in the early stages of starting a company, it has to be your driving force.
O = Original : Okay, so you have passion and meaning, now what? What makes you and/or your solution unique? This is essentially your "special sauce" that sets you and/or your solution apart.
R = Real : Do you have a real idea and do you have a real solution? This is where you have to create a balance and your unique, original idea must face reality. You then have to determine how many people will agree with your reality (aka your market potential).
E = Experience : What is your experience? And no, I am not talking about your education but rather your real life experiences that led you to start this venture. At the end of the day, this is what will make you unique, will help determine a real solution and will essentially drive your passion (and meaning).
A Healthy Billion is 100% dedicated to helping individuals with chronic medical conditions...by the billions In order to do so, we want to help (and partner with) other like-minded industry experts who need additional support and guidance on their venture. The "Got M.O.R.E initiative will then foster partnerships between startups and non-profits that will support fundraising initiatives from day 1.
The "Got M.O.R.E" initiative is also a way for me to begin to give back to the startup community.
Welcome to A Healthy Billion! We are excited to kick things off and look forward to sharing what we are all about.
First and foremost, A Healthy Billion is dedicated to providing funding, education and support to individuals with chronic conditions and their caregivers. We are also creating learning opportunities for fellow entrepreneurs, business owners or like-minded individuals in the health & wellness industry who are also passionate about improving the general health of those with chronic conditions.
What does "health" mean to us? When we say health, we are referring to a lot more than healthcare (note: A Healthy Billion will NOT fund medical bills or procedures). While healthcare is an extremely important aspect of your health, we are focused on your everyday health and all the social determinants of health (where you live, work, play, etc). We believe many of these everyday factors are often overlooked and play a vital role in improving an individual's overall health & wellness.
As we get started, we are initially focused on individuals with chronic conditions and their caregivers. We include caregivers because we understand the day in, day out self-less care that they provide and want to 1) keep them healthy and 2) provide ongoing support and education. We are also focused on providing support and education for the entrepreneurs, small business owners, fellow non-profits and like-minded individuals serving the health & wellness industry. We know we can't make changes by the billions by ourself and want to help provide all the support we can to others embarking on this journey with us.
Thanks for your support of our Fundraising Campaign and all the projects involved. Over the course of the next couple weeks, we will explain more about the "Got M.O.R.E" campaign and in the meantime, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
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