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LEARNINGRx DONATES $300 SCHOOL SUPPLIES to SIX FAIRFAX Co., VA. SCHOOLS

LEARNINGRx DONATES $300 SCHOOL SUPPLIES to SIX FAIRFAX Co., VA. SCHOOLS

LearningRx brain training centers of Reston, Va. and Vienna, Va. are helping schools this year by providing $300 in school supplies for six schools in Fairfax County, Va. The donation is to help offset the schools’ supply wish list for the 2015-2016 school year. For more information on how to help with teacher’s wish lists, go to www.teacherslists.com.

LearningRx staff dropped off school supplies to Wolf Trap Elementary, Aldrin Elementary, Colvin Run Elementary, Lake Anne Elementary, Forest Edge Elementary and Clearview Elementary, all in Fairfax County, Va. Baskets include: glue sticks, notebooks, tissues, disinfectant wipes, folders, pencils, markers, crayons, dry erase markers and highlighters. 

BoardVitals Raises $1.1M to Build the Wikipedia of Medicine

BoardVitals Raises $1.1M to Build the Wikipedia of Medicine

Continues to grow market share across siloed medical education and accreditation landscape

 

BoardVitals, a rapidly growing healthcare startup based in New York City, announced today that it has raised $1.1 million in Series A funding from Rock Creek Capital, a Salt Lake City based growth equity fund. This follows initial seed funding from several investors, including Blueprint Health, Rothenberg Ventures, and Charles Boorady, the number one healthcare investor, according to Forbes.

BoardVitals has rapidly gained market share by redefining a siloed industry, medical assessments and certifications, and the company has been on a growth tear since it was founded in 2013. BoardVitals has trained over 30,000 doctors and the product has been purchased by over 150 institutions in the past year alone. The company was also named the ‘Most Promising Startup in New York’ as the winner of the 2014 Gust Catapult startup contest.

Reinventing Traditional Venture Capital to Improve Healthcare? You bet!

Reinventing Traditional Venture Capital to Improve Healthcare? You bet!

There are tons of great ideas out there in the medical space but most of them never see the light of day.  Whether it is the finances or execution, dreams stay just those, dreams. But one company, Health Digital (HD), is taking a different approach to today’s business and health care market in order to make sure this doesn’t happen. In lieu of providing capital, HD exchanges web development and mentorship to potential digital health partners.  By rewriting the rules of how traditional venture capital and venture building companies operate, HD has one simple goal: create a partnership that benefits everyone and helps improve the health care for the better.

5 Lessons Learned from a Successful Serial Entrepreneur

5 Lessons Learned from a Successful Serial Entrepreneur

According to the Small Business Administration, only half of all new businesses make it to the five-year mark, and only a third of them survive to reach the 10-year mark. Yet there are people who not only have a successful business, growing it to be a multimillion-dollar company, but that go on to be successful serial entrepreneurs. Figuring out what it takes to have one successful company is a challenge, but doing it more than once is a secret worth sharing.

“I am thrilled to be at the forefront of another successful company that is helping to revolutionize an industry,” explains Tina Aldatz, chief executive officer of SAVVY TRAVELER. “There are many lessons learned about what it takes to be successful in business, and if you can master just a few of them your chances will be that much greater.”

LEARNINGRx HOSTS 21st ANNUAL TYSONS REGIONAL CHAMBER STARS EVENT; Awards 35 Local Students

LEARNINGRx HOSTS  21st ANNUAL TYSONS REGIONAL CHAMBER  STARS EVENT; Awards 35 Local Students

Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna and Reston, Va. hosted the 21st Annual Tysons Reginoal Chamber of Commerce Stars event which honored 35 students from 18 local schools for their positive achievements and significant improvements. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

Loftus serves as the chair of the youth and education committee for the Tyson’s Chamber of Commerce, and along with Dr. Karen Garza, superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools, awarded each student their certificate.

“Each of the students here chose to work hard to overcome their own obstacles, rather than quitting,” said Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Reston, Va. and Vienna, Va. “It’s their perseverance and hard work that will empower these students to be shining stars for years to come,” said Loftus.

5 Reasons Why Many Corporate Wellness Programs Fail Road Warriors

5 Reasons Why Many Corporate Wellness Programs Fail Road Warriors

It’s estimated that corporate business travel is a $274 billion per year industry. With approximately 40 million Americans traveling for business purposes annually, the stakes are high. Not only do they help businesses thrive remotely, but keeping those road warriors well is a key to overall business success. While many businesses have a corporate wellness program, they may be missing the mark when it comes to their traveling team members, especially when international travel is involved.

“A regular corporate wellness program is not usually going to cut it when it comes to the business traveler,” explains Natasha Léger, author of Travel Healthy:  A Road Warriors Guide to Eating Healthy, and a partner in Global Business Travel Wellness Associates (GBTWA). “They really need a program that is tailored to their unique and ever-changing needs and environments.”

Here are 5 reasons why many corporate wellness programs fail their road warriors:

CARMELLO’S to HOST FLYING DOG BEER DINNER, TH., MAR. 26; AND RUFFINO WINERY WINE DINNER, TH., APR. 2

CARMELLO’S to HOST FLYING DOG BEER DINNER, TH., MAR. 26; AND RUFFINO WINERY WINE DINNER, TH., APR. 2

Monza and Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. are featuring a Flying Dog Beer Dinner with a four-course dinner, featuring beers like Bloodline IPA, Single Hop Imperial IPA HBC 431, Earl Grey Black Wheat, Lucky SOB Irish Red Ale and Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout on Thurs., Mar. 26 at 6:30 p.m. for $70 inclusive per person; and the Ruffino Winery Wine Dinner on Thurs., Apr. 2 at 6:30 p.m. for $85 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.eatmonza.com