Nurselynx has been awarded a $10,000 Maryland Business Innovation Association (MBIA) Commercialization Impact grant to develop a prototype app to demonstrate the viability of their dedicated healthcare services. Funding will also accelerate the development of a formal app dedicated to servicing families and care facilities throughout the State of Maryland.
The purpose of the MBIA Commercialization Impact Grant is to provide strategic assistance for entrepreneurial advancement and business growth, focusing on businesses with innovative or disruptive, technology-enabled business models.
“It’s a privilege for us to be a part of the continued development of the ecosystem, in this case specifically Nurselynx,” says Darlene Ugwa, Director of MBIA. “They exemplify the exact drive, innovation, and dedication to their mission that we look for when awarding the MCIG grant. They are an example to others, and we know they will continue to inspire those pursuing entrepreneurship. It goes without saying that the guided mentorship and support from their incubator program at MAGIC helped get them where they are today, and we are glad to partner with MAGIC and TEDCO to further support their growth with this funding.”
In order to qualify for an MBIA Commercialization Impact Grant, a business must be sponsored by a qualifying MBIA member. In this case, Nurselynx is sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC), a nonprofit organization that fosters economic development and innovation in Westminster, Maryland.
Nurselynx is a minority and woman owned business based in Westminster. Once developed, their app will connect fully vetted, qualified caregivers and nurses with patients both at home and in facilities. This one-stop app solution will connect individuals with the healthcare that they need quickly and efficiently, as well as address burnout and staffing concerns that plague the entire healthcare system.
“I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the recognition and support you have provided me through this award,” says Judith Walker, CEO and founder of Nurselynx. “This grant will help in reducing the current health staffing crisis, while improving patient outcomes. Thanks so much for believing in my mission and vision!”
App development will be managed by Dirigible Systems Inc., an IT Systems Engineering and Computing Services company also based in Westminster and introduced to Nurselynx by MAGIC.
“We’re not only excited that Nurselynx won this grant,” says Graham Dodge, Executive Director of MAGIC. “But also that we helped negotiate a partnership between them and Dirigible Systems which will keep those dollars here in Westminster. It’s a win-win for our growing ecosystem.”
Nurselynx caters to their clients with a number of services, including in-home care, chronic illness management, and supplemental staffing in facilities. Their app is a one-stop solution to fulfill immediate and pending health care needs. To learn more about Nurselynx, visit https://nurselynx.com/.
About the Maryland Business Innovation Association:
The Maryland Business Innovation Association (MBIA) was founded in 2002 to advance business incubation in Maryland. Representing 25 organizations, MBIA supports approximately 550 companies across the state in both urban and rural areas. Since its inception, our member companies have generated nearly 12,000 jobs, making it equivalent to one of the state’s largest employers. Learn more about the MBIA at https://www.tedcomd.com/entrepreneurial-resources/mbia.
About Dirigible Systems:
Dirigible Systems is an IT Systems Engineering and Computing Services company that specializes in Technical Project Management and Information Systems Engineering. Their full-service solutions experts can create a unique computing infrastructure that utilizes the power of the cloud, fog, and edge. They can also produce innovative web applications. Learn more at https://dirigible.systems/.