On their homepage, UberOps says they are on a mission to integrate the world’s data, bit by bit—but that’s not the only thing they are up to. They’re also on a mission to jumpstart Tallahassee, startup by startup. UberOps has joined Domi in building a startup community by sponsoring Get Started, our incubator program for high-growth companies.
Thirty-five startup teams have participated in Get Started since it launched in the summer of 2015. A variety of public and private partners invest in the program in order to keep costs low to entrepreneurs and expand the number of resources available to startups across the region.
“Over the last two years, we were able to stand up Get Started thanks to the backing of sponsors like Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and Carr Riggs & Ingram,” said Lucas Lindsey, Domi’s Executive Director. “It means a lot to add UberOps to that list of supporters.”
Dominick Ard’is, Domi’s Director of Incubation Programs and Operations, added that buy-in from private sponsors highlights Get Started’s value. “Whenever you have corporate sponsors buying into your mission, it’s a good sign, and it shows their commitment to educating and empowering early-stage entrepreneurs. They were there once, and it shows true community power when established businesses support early-stage entrepreneurs,” he said.
For UberOps cofounder Jeff Couch, it all hinges on one word: Opportunity.
Collaborating with a diverse group of people across backgrounds and interests gives his company an opportunity to learn new things, share new ideas, and meet talented new people. “UberOps is grateful for the opportunity to partner with Domi as it is a cornerstone of the growing tech community in Tallahassee,” said Couch. “The relationships and community that Domi affords have given us an opportunity to recruit from an expanding and visible pool of talent that will help us innovate the future of healthcare IT.”
One of those uber talented people is Karla Galvan. Once an FSU student and Domi’s part-time designer, she now works for full-time at UberOps, helping drive a culture of creativity. “Domi gave me the tools and support needed to succeed in a multi-generational workplace,” she said. “I made countless life-long connections and got to work on a wide range of projects. It opened up so many doors.”
Eduardo Gonzalez Loumiet, UberOps' CEO, emphasized the importance of creating environments that invest in professional and leadership development. “Domi doesn’t only produce amazing startups. It produces very talented people,” he said.
As a growing healthcare tech firm with a flair for innovation, UberOps demonstrates the importance of bridging partnerships between established tech firms and up-and-coming startups. What’s more, their commitment to innovation goes above and beyond the support of programs like Get Started. They’re in the trenches, staying creative and entrepreneurial, launching new startup products like BloomDot, a healthtech software used in newborn screening. Their work proves the importance of innovation as a mindset that helps companies not only keep pace with but outpace a rapidly changing market.
“Over the last four years we have experienced a tremendous amount of growth—not only throughout Florida but nationwide,” Loumiet added. “In order to fulfill our commitment to Tallahassee and the Big Bend region, it is important that we partner with organizations like Domi. Through this partnership, we have met other tech companies, we have learned about innovative products and services, and we have had the opportunity to recruit and hire the best talent in all facets of our business.”
Stay tuned for more news about our Get Started program. Applications open in September, and the admitted cohort will kick off their journey in October.