FairWarning sponsors $10,000 award for new business competition
CLEARWATER, FL – May 30, 2012 – FairWarning, Inc., the inventor and world’s leading supplier of privacy breach detection solutions for electronic health records (EHRs), today announced its commitment to promote and inspire entrepreneurialism among high school students. The company’s commitment to innovation and future job creation comes in the form of a $10,000 commitment made to form Next Generation Entrepreneurs in partnership with the Pinellas Education Foundation. Next Generation Entrepreneurs emphasizes developing technical innovation and creativity in young people empowering them to build tomorrow’s scalable, world-class businesses that create value in the lives of their customers.
The program is a year-long business plan competition that will be promoted within the Pinellas County school system and will include non-traditional learning opportunities for developing a business, understanding business development from a global perspective, business plan training, creativity workshops and mentoring. FairWarning® is sponsoring a $10,000 award to the winning team to be used to start a real business. “Sustainable job creation and economic turnaround will only be solved by entrepreneurial thinking. Critical to the economic future of this country is our ability to jump-start a movement of innovation, entrepreneurship and this country’s return to establishing product-based companies,” says Kurt Long, CEO and Founder of FairWarning®. “We as business leaders have an opportunity and responsibility to mentor and inspire high school students who possess the talent, dedication and drive to start their own businesses.” Next Generation Entrepreneurs was established with the mission to inspire and reward entrepreneurial thinking among high school students. The founders of Next Generation Entrepreneurs view the minds of young people as one of the greatest assets of this country. Through the grassroots support and efforts of established business leaders and entrepreneurial-minded individuals, mentors will share with students inspirational success stories of similarly-aged entrepreneurs; teach required competencies of innovation, business creation and business management and; expose students to a global perspective. Like-minded companies are promoting the values of entrepreneurial thinking and innovation. Companies such as Microsoft and Starbucks support non-profit programs such as Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, recognizing that young people with access to non-traditional learning opportunities are more likely to establish the companies and organizations that will positively impact the future health of our economic ecosystem. Other noteworthy organizations include Future Founders, Gazelle Labs and Tech Stars. For more about Next Generation Entrepreneurs, please visit http://www.pinellaseducation.org/index.cfm/do/Students.Next_Generation_Entrepreneurs/Next_Ge neration_Entrepreneurs.htm. About FairWarning, Inc. FairWarning® is the inventor and global leader in appliance-based software solutions which monitor and protect patient privacy in electronic health records enabling healthcare providers and health information exchanges to confidentially connect physicians, clinics, patients and affiliates. FairWarning®’s turnkey privacy auditing solutions are compatible with healthcare applications from every major vendor including Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, GE, McKesson, MEDITECH, Siemens, and many others. Customers consider FairWarning® privacy auditing solutions essential for compliance with healthcare privacy regulations such as ARRA HITECH privacy and meaningful use criteria, HIPAA, EU Data Protection, UK Freedom of Information Act, California SB 541 and AB 211, Texas HB 300, 201 CMR 17.00 and Canadian provincial healthcare privacy law. For more information on FairWarning®, please visit www.FairWarning.com or email Solutions@FairWarning.com.