Tell us about your partnerships
I have no existing partnerships. If I decide to go social business, I have a commitment from a successful area businessman (whose family benefitted from the solution) that he will put together a group of investors if I give him a business plan. I have been getting small business counseling through SCORE.
I am highly connected in a very educated community; developing appropriate partnerships when the time comes isn't a barrier.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?
It depends on what this means. The ideas from this solution have broad implications to environmental science, to skin, lung, and gut cancers, to pollution in aquatic environments and as an unrecognized factor in the decline of frog and bat populations worldwide. Proving it first with pediatric eczema would allow further dissemination of the ideas.
I hope to demonstrate the value of the problem-solving approach used to find this solution, to benefit other medical problem solving.
Products developed for the eczema solution could be marketed to green consumers, not just those with eczema.
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
It's been successful so far because the website brings a solution directly to families who need it. I've been operating just as a volunteer with a passion to help people until recently. There have been no organizational barriers because there has been no organization!
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
Since I am not a medical professional, publishing must be my entree. A mentor and a relationship with a local medical center, not predicated on my first providing them financial support, would be tremendously helpful. (But not essential.)