Finalists Announced for Minority-and Women-Owned Business Entrepreneurship Program 2023 Cohort

Staff Report

Wednesday, June 21st, 2023

Six companies have been announced as the finalists for ACCESS, an entrepreneurship program launched by TiE Atlanta Angels, one of the fastest-growing, high-impact angel groups in the Southeast. 

The finalists are:

  • Care Sherpa elevates the patient experience and revenue for high-margin elective medical services. Care Sherpa provides a tech-enabled revenue growth service that maximizes healthcare conversions for patients utilizing personalized Ai, intelligent automation, and live-agent concierge services to create the fastest conversion experience for patient leads. 

  • Corstrata is revolutionizing wound and ostomy care by providing technology-enabled telehealth services, ensuring access to certified specialists for the 8 million individuals with chronic wounds and ostomies. 

  • Dr. Noze Best is the baby tech company that is modernizing the baby nursery and empowering parents to keep their children safe with health and wellness products.

  • MyUTI is a modern pelvic health company, pioneering precision medicine for pelvic health. Starting with advanced testing and treatment guidance for the second most common infection in the US - Urinary Tract Infections.

  • Pruuvn® supports the gig economy by providing innovative tools that use AI and blockchain technology. Its goal is to simplify the process of verifying and onboarding contractors while ensuring compliance. By leveraging blockchain technology, Pruuvn developed a platform that allows for seamless credentialing, onboarding, and compliance monitoring with just one click.

  • ValetPress is developing a procurement and managed laundry service platform that enables companies to order, manage, schedule, and track their orders & services from anywhere, anytime. 

Each company will also have a team of mentors to prepare them for the showcase who have dedicated time and resources to each founder to be best prepared for the Investor Showcase on Aug 19, 2023 at Atlanta Tech Village. Since ACCESS’ founding in 2020, mentors have provided over 250 hours of mentoring and coaching to the founders in the cohort.

The following corporations, municipalities, and organizations are also partnering with ACCESS to provide more opportunities and access to resources to founders. 

  • City Partner: City of Dunwoody - The city has sponsored TiE Atlanta’s ACCESS program in a strategic partnership with TiE Atlanta to grow its entrepreneurship strategy. 

  • Corporate Partner: TowerPoint - The telecommunications infrastructure and real estate investment company, headquartered in Midtown Atlanta, will provide mentoring in investments and finance to ACCESS finalists. 

  • Community Partner: State Farm is providing full access to its parclink™ venue located in Dunwoody for the program’s mock rounds on July 29, 2023. 

  • Ecosystem Partner: Collab Capital is an early-stage investment fund built by experienced founders, operators, and investors, who designed a new approach to effectively support, grow, and sustain Black-owned innovative businesses through financial, human, and network capital.

All finalist companies will receive two (2) months’ of mentorship from two experienced entrepreneurs or executives, two (2) tickets to TiECON Atlanta 2023 on September 14, and one (1) year of TiE Atlanta membership for up to two (2) co-founders.

“We are excited to see this caliber of founders be a part of ACCESS’ fourth year,” said Paul Lopez, ACCESS Co-chair, TiE Atlanta. “With our mentors, partners, and investors, we are excited to expand the resources for this year’s cohort and all our founders.”

To learn more about ACCESS 2023, visit or email [email protected]