In 2015, Jesse and I created a regional LGBTQ multimedia/marketing firm called Q Media. We published a magazine, had a robust online presence, hosted and sponsored many events and helped companies/nonprofits learn how to more authentically engage with the LGBTQ market. Over the years we’ve impacted millions of people and built a powerful network of individuals, organizations, businesses, chambers of commerce, marketers, influencers and technologists.

In mid-2019, we pivoted Q Media to become a software/data analytics company, Equality Rewards. We went through two regional tech accelerators (Lighthouse Labs & Unstuck Labs), developed our minimum viable product (MVP)--a Chrome extension called OzWay--and got a few investors on board. Our new tech connected brands to the untapped $1 trillion LGBTQ market using data analytics and helped equality-minded consumers vote their values with their wallets.

Then COVID-19 hit.

During the spring and summer months, we continued to develop our MV...
In 2015, Jesse and I created a regional LGBTQ multimedia/marketing firm called Q Media. We published a magazine, had a robust online presence, hosted and sponsored many events and helped companies/nonprofits learn how to more authentically engage with the LGBTQ market. Over the years we’ve impacted millions of people and built a powerful network of individuals, organizations, businesses, chambers of commerce, marketers, influencers and technologists.

In mid-2019, we pivoted Q Media to become a software/data analytics company, Equality Rewards. We went through two regional tech accelerators (Lighthouse Labs & Unstuck Labs), developed our minimum viable product (MVP)--a Chrome extension called OzWay--and got a few investors on board. Our new tech connected brands to the untapped $1 trillion LGBTQ market using data analytics and helped equality-minded consumers vote their values with their wallets.

Then COVID-19 hit.

During the spring and summer months, we continued to develop our MVP and began a massive effort to interview and survey over 1,000 of our product's users, potential users and members of the LGBTQ+ community. After months of in-depth research and painstaking analysis of our internal data, as well as evolving external market forces, it was clear that both our users/community and the market had dramatically shifted since we began our work with OzWay. Healthcare was now top-of-mind for our users.

In September 2020, I went through StartOut's HackOut and created a new company called Pride Dr., a LGBTQ+ telehealth platform. My team ranked in the Top 5 and after the grueling hackathon weekend, I couldn't shake the idea of a LGBTQ+ telehealth platform I'd created for that event.

The first week of October, based off of our users' needs and my recent experience with HackOut, I decided to pivot Equality Rewards in a new direction and create a revolutionary mobile LGBTQ+ telehealth platform called EqualityMD. I couldn't be more excited about our company's new direction!
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