It’s a support app for parents of children with autism.
Who are the key members of your team?
- Co-founder Adam Dreyfus is our Chief Science Officer; he is also the director at Sarah Dooley Center for Autism
- Co-founder Jeff Beck acts as CEO and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Laith Al-Samir, John Kang Curd andJennifer Hemmes are our development all stars!
How do you differentiate yourself from your competition?
We provide simple individualized answers for parents when they need them where they need them.
What is your target market?
Parents and caregivers of children with autism.
Where can customers buy your product?
Go to our website answersnow.info to learn more or to pre-register for our pilot program which launches October 16th!
What trends do you see in the market?
Healthcare is increasingly moving to the home where parents and caregivers are are more involved.
Why did you choose RVA to launch your company?
I, Jeff, was raised here in Richmond and my co-founder Adam is raising his family here. The support of the ecosystem has been incredibly powerful and we can’t imagine being anywhere else!
What’s your background?
I am a licensed therapist by trade and spent the majority of my early career working with parents and their children with special needs.
What has shaped you as an entrepreneur to date?
Thanks to my career, I have adopted an approach of always putting the individual - in this case our customer - first and treat everyone the same; these things I carried over from my role as a social worker into entrepreneurship.
Tell us about a recent win in your company you are excited about.
We just launched our new website and are beginning onboarding for our pilot program!
We are in week 7. How would you describe your Lighthouse experience so far?
We have benefited from a whirlwind of support and advice, and a free lunch on Friday (laughs). In all sincerity, it has been a great space for us to think strategically while having access to individuals who have done it successfully in the past.
What books do you recommend for budding entrepreneurs?
- Originals, Adam Grant
- The Hard Thing about Hard Things, Ben Horowitz
- Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson