(JUNE 5, 2020) — Mocingbird is proud to announce it was selected this week to participate in MassChallenge Rhode Island’s 2020 accelerator program. It was one of just 30 startups selected from a pool of nearly 300 global applicants.
Founded in 2018, MassChallenge Rhode Island is committed to supporting and inspiring the next best innovations that will reshape our world. As a 2020 Finalist, Mocingbird will not only be connected to a powerful community of resources and support in Rhode Island and regional opportunities in Boston, but also have access to a global network of leading corporate partners, policymakers, and innovation leaders.
"I feel good about our company and future growth," said Brad Artery, CEO of Mocingbird. "However, this opportunity will open new doors and create opportunities that would not have been possible without MassChallenge. Now that we’ve been selected for this amazing program, I'm even more excited, and the team is poised to accelerate our growth."
More than 100 expert judges - comprising of investors, serial entrepreneurs, corporate executives, academics, and more - evaluated the Rhode Island applicants based on each startup’s ability to demonstrate high impact and high potential in their fields.
Mocingbird was selected as a finalist in the Healthcare and Life Sciences category. The platform allows medical professionals and administrators to easily manage ongoing education requirements needed to maintain their credentials - which is often a confusing process that can take untold hours. The company’s founders - Dr. Madom, a spine surgeon at Ortho Rhode Island, and Dr. George Fernaine, chief of cardiology at NYU Brooklyn - came up with the idea while working toward their MBAs at Yale University’s School of Management.
“By allowing them to make the most of their time, Mocingbird is a game-changer for busy doctors like myself who are looking to simplify this necessary, but convoluted process,” said Dr. Madom. “We are humbled our startup has been selected to participate in such a prestigious program. As a MassChallenge Finalist, we look forward to squeezing every ounce of information and guidance out of this opportunity.”
Founded by busy doctors, it is Mocingbird’s mission to create the easiest place for medical professionals to monitor their MOC and CME requirements. For individual professionals, we develop frictionless solutions to understand, track, document, and submit the education requirements for the maintenance of their professional licenses. For medical institutions, we provide meaningful tools to manage a growing medical professional workforce by enabling more efficient uses of resources and more targeted educational opportunities through data-driven professional education oversight and analytics.
MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Switzerland, Texas, and the UK, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential early stage startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. To date, more than 2,400 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $6.2 billion in funding, generated over $3 billion in revenue, and created over 157,000 total jobs. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org.