Heath care systems are getting to be one of the most fast paced growing fields for software and technology. There are many systems that are made to integrate with customer’s health records. For example, with my doctor, there is now an app where I can log in and see all my test results from my most recent visit rather than having to wait in the office or make an appointment to come back. That is just one example though. This field is growing like crazy with all the solutions that are being created to make the information available in whichever form needed.
100health, one of our newest clients, is fueled by the desire to remove barriers in healthcare with the goal of allowing innovation and entrepreneurship to flourish. The opportunities for improvement in healthcare are immense given the size and scale of the system’s current inefficiency. There are thousands of entrepreneurs currently working on new products and businesses targeting that inefficiency. Nearly all of them run into the same problem. When it’s time to scale they need to figure out how to integrate their technology with hospitals and clinics.
100health solves this integration problem. Their product, REDOX, provides a single point of contact for healthcare IT companies to plug into, then brings data from all their customers to them in a consistent, safe way. They take on the complexity of integration and make it easy for you. Even better, this product is managed by 100health’s team of integration experts taking care of business so that you don’t have to! Their goal is to make integration simple, fast, and secure. If that’s not convenient then I don’t know what is!
to learn more, meet their wonderful team, and to stay up to date on what this team of geniuses are going to do next.
Here at Fine Point Consulting, we like to pride ourselves on the fact that we have a wide range of clients. This variety of clients allows us to be experts in many areas and help a wide range of businesses succeed. One of our newest clients, MobCraft Beer, is one of the most innovative breweries in the Madison area. They are growing fast, and making a name for themselves based upon their unique and uncanny flavors that are voted upon online by fans and customers.
MobCraft Beer has a wide range of beers that are sure to attract any beer drinker. Their most recent brew is inspired from a popular drink found in Madison; the Old Fashioned Berliner Weisse is concocted using elements of an Old Fashioned (Cherries, Oranges and spices), and then aged in either Brandy or Whiskey barrels. In addition to this brew Mobcraft has recently launched a raspberry chocolate porter, Candy for Breakfast which is a chocolate peanut butter coffee porter, and BatShit Crazy which won the silver at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival in the coffee beer category.
MobCraft Beer got its start when Henry, Giotto and Andrew’s (the third founder) twin brother all went to college together in Whitewater and were home brewing in their spare time between business classes. In 2012 the dream came alive in a business incubator. The three founders then decided to start MobCraft and start out brewing batches of beer suggested by family and friends in 5 gallon increments. From there their business only grew. They are currently brewing their specially crafted beers at House of Brews in Madison, and are only anticipating growing more from here. MobCraft is the first completely crowd-sourced brewery and is getting a lot of attention, including a spot in the Rise of the Rest tour where they had a chance to pitch Steve Case last month.
We are super excited to be able to follow them on their journey! Visit their website here to join the mob and view all of their innovative brews. You can view recipes, vote for the next brew, or even pre order your own 4 pack!
Have you ever been looking for leads or a specific market to contact? Have you ever been frustrated not knowing where to look for this information or the results not being useful? Well look no further… our newest client Dibbr now offers solutions these problems!
Dibbr provides customers with verified and validated business email address. First, the team at Dibbr figures out who the customer wants to get in contact with. They then find the email address that match what you requested and send you a spreadsheet listing out these contacts with information including first name, last name, current company, current title, LinkedIn URL and of course their email address. With all the information provided, it then sets up the customer with all the information needed to connect. In addition to providing this information Dibbr goes the extra mile to ensure that all emails provided are validated. They have a test process implemented to ensure that the emails will be received by the server and goes directly to the said individual.
Dibbr offers a few different packages to meet the needs of all requests. There is the monthly fee of $300 which provides customers with 100 emails ($3 per email), there’s the A La Carte which is $100 per batch which provides customers with 25 emails ($4 per email) and there is the sourcing option which allows customers to get a minimum 50 which is ($5 per email).
The awesome tool was created by Steve Kroll, the co-founder and CEO, as he was doing some sales and marketing consulting. He noticed that a common pain point for all these companies was that it was too expensive and inefficient to get in touch with the people they wanted to, and he just knew that there had to be a better way to go about doing this. So, one weekend he went home and put together a prototype. As Steve did work testing and refining, he soon realized how helpful the tool really was. At this point he then decided to share the wealth and commercialize the technology and Dibbr was born!
Check out the website to sign up or learn more here!
For those of you have not heard of gener8tor before, this organization is a key part of our state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. With offices in both Madison and Milwaukee, gener8tor invests its community, capital, expertise, mentorship and network in capable, early-stage entrepreneurs with innovative business models.
Fine Point works with several current and past graduates of the gener8tor program, including Stock Mfg Co., Docalytics, and Abodo, and we are thrilled to be a sponsor of the event.
Tomorrow night five young companies, two of which are out of Madison, will have a chance to showcase their product to an audience of about 400. Luella and Leah will be representing the Fine Point Consulting Team during this premier night celebration. The five companies – Modern Movement, Beekeeper Data, Project Foundry, HITLIST and our very own Stock Mfg Co – were chosen from over 450 applicants.
In addition to the 12 week mentoring sessions held all summer long, each of these companies will receive at least $70,000 in investment funds, and the three Madison startups (Modern Movement, Project Foundry, and Beekeeper Data) will each receive an additional $50,000 from the BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation. The gener8tor program also provides continued support in the use of their space, resources and mentors to help provide an opportunity to all companies to reach that next level.
For more information visit their website here!
SOLOMO, which stands for social, local, mobile, takes consumer information and provides it to businesses to give them better insight into what the customer’s interests are. As stated by Liz Eversoll, CEO, “Location Data is a brand new category that provides us amazing insight into consumers and what experiences they’d like to have”.
SOLOMO along with eight other Madison startups were selected out of hundreds to have an opportunity to pitch to Steve Case, the founder of AOL, at his Rise of the Rest Event. The event was held in downtown Madison at the Majestic last Monday. Rise of the Rest is a five city, 1,800-mile bus tour that will give startups across the mid-west a chance to pitch their company for a chance to win.
After waiting in anticipation after pitching in the afternoon, Liz Eversoll was announced the winner at the event later that evening. Case mentioned that many would be shocked that SOLOMO was out of Madison, WI as what they are developing ideas that typically come out of Silicon Valley. Case stated that they chose SOLOMO because they have “the potential to really be a break out company…to send a signal all around the country and all around the world that Madison is a hot startup hub”.
And what exactly was the prize you might ask? SOLOMO won $100,000 from Case’s investment firm and a trip to the 2015 South by Southwest Startup Village in March for an opportunity to win even more additional funding!
We are super excited to be a part of SOLOMO Technology and to be able to hear all about their journey in the future. Congratulations!
To see the SOLOMO team celebration click here.
Product Development. Prototyping.
Swift Manufacturing & Engineering is a contract manufacturer, industrial design, and new product development company right here in the heart of Madison, Wisconsin.
Unlike any other Manufacturer, Swift’s goal is to help in the manufacturing and design of those everyday small ideas in your head to that perfected final product you present to the world. And with close, day to day customer interaction, with Swift, you can be on the front line of watching your vision come to life.
With better machining, Swift has the capacity to handle parts with greater sophistication than any other competitors. Their machinists have engineering knowledge with superior craftsmanship. Their lead times are 3-4 weeks compared to an industry standard of 6-8 weeks. They strive on customer satisfaction, and instead of customers spending their time sending parts back and forth to different secondary vendors for plating, heat treating, and grinding, Swift manages the process for them, saving them time and increasing the firm’s revenue.
And through the use of Swift’s customer portal, customers can log in to see the real-time status of their order at any time, including where they are in the production process, where their materials are in the supply chain, and the results of the inspection phase. Swift believes that what they do is all about the customer and unlike industry norms, Swift puts a priority on face-to-face customer meetings and trade show attendance. Getting real-time feedback has improved the company’s product quality, level of customer service, and loyalty. And they have a 100% customer retention rate.
Swift wants and is the whole package, as founder Reidar Aamotsbakken says, “Our primary aim is to provide a full spectrum of services, so that if required we can take a proposed part from a napkin-sketch kind of thing, to a 3-D prototype to trial runs to full production.” And with cutting edge technology, superior customer relationships, and one of a kind craftsmanship, Swift truly does offer it all. So next time you have that one in a million idea and you draw a quick sketch on a napkin, head over to Swift and watch as your dream and vision comes to life.
To Learn more about Swift or to watch your vision come to life visit: Swift Manufacturing & Engineering
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