44 min

Shanel Fields, MD Ally Founders Unfound

    • Business

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In this episode Shanel and Dan discussed:
What it's like to grow up with a volunteer EMTHow she reverse-engineered her MBAWhy 911 system challenges can mean life or death for underserved communitiesA different perspective on where to visit Santa during the holidaysWhy MD Ally had to be envisioned through the lens of an underrepresented founder
Episode Shout Outs:
Techstars SeattleShanel Fields grew up around EMS and first responders. And early in her career she realized that health tech was a place that fed her desire to make an impact. So it makes sense that she combined these two influences when setting out on her MBA journey. She was able to mold her business school experience completely around what would become her startup - MD Ally.
Listen in to hear how!
The problem MD Ally solves seems so obvious: 911 dispatchers aren't licensed medical personnel; if you have a health concern, they can't officially diagnose your situation. So, if you need a band-aid or a defibrillator, they send an ambulance either way. Shanel's startup is trying to fix this. She wants to make sure EMS responders aren't tied up with band-aids when time is critical for that defibrillator!
The company now has major momentum, having recently:
raised a $1 Million seed roundcompleted the Techstars accelerator programbeen featured in the New York Times
MORE on SHANEL and MD ALLY
SHANEL:
linkedin.com/in/shanelfields/
New York Times feature
MD ALLY:
mdally.com
twitter.com/mdallyinc
linkedin.com/company/mdally/
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PODCAST TRANSCRIPT

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OUR SPONSOR FOR THIS EPISODE: Valence, a new and exciting community built for black professionals
Founders Unfound listeners: get free membership and priority access here
Sign up for the Valence BOOST Challenge: www.valence.community/boostchallenge

In this episode Shanel and Dan discussed:
What it's like to grow up with a volunteer EMTHow she reverse-engineered her MBAWhy 911 system challenges can mean life or death for underserved communitiesA different perspective on where to visit Santa during the holidaysWhy MD Ally had to be envisioned through the lens of an underrepresented founder
Episode Shout Outs:
Techstars SeattleShanel Fields grew up around EMS and first responders. And early in her career she realized that health tech was a place that fed her desire to make an impact. So it makes sense that she combined these two influences when setting out on her MBA journey. She was able to mold her business school experience completely around what would become her startup - MD Ally.
Listen in to hear how!
The problem MD Ally solves seems so obvious: 911 dispatchers aren't licensed medical personnel; if you have a health concern, they can't officially diagnose your situation. So, if you need a band-aid or a defibrillator, they send an ambulance either way. Shanel's startup is trying to fix this. She wants to make sure EMS responders aren't tied up with band-aids when time is critical for that defibrillator!
The company now has major momentum, having recently:
raised a $1 Million seed roundcompleted the Techstars accelerator programbeen featured in the New York Times
MORE on SHANEL and MD ALLY
SHANEL:
linkedin.com/in/shanelfields/
New York Times feature
MD ALLY:
mdally.com
twitter.com/mdallyinc
linkedin.com/company/mdally/
Follow Founders Unfound : Like and share - help us grow!
PODCAST TRANSCRIPT

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