Plug In South LA is proud to announce that entrepreneur, mom, and innovator Melissa Hanna joined the speaker lineup for the Urban Tech Connect // Forward 2020 conference. The co-founder and CEO of maternal and infant health tech company Mahmee will be taking the stage in Los Angeles this May.
Hanna co-founded the company in 2014 with her healthcare expert mother Linda and the veteran tech exec Sunny Walia. The three of them built Mahmee to prevent moms and babies from falling through the cracks of a fragmented healthcare system.
The HIPAA-secure care management platform delivers care coordination and support to new moms, filling the gaps. It has a network that includes more than 1,000 providers and healthcare organizations such as UCLA and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Mahmee links health records and provides comprehensive guidance around pregnancy, nutrition, childbirth, lactation, emotional health, and returning to work. Predictive analytics provide personalized on-demand support to new mothers and infants, Melissa Hanna explained in a Q&A with the Helm.
In 2019, the company closed a $3 million round of funding from investors that included Mark Cuban, Arlan Hamilton, and Serena Williams. “Given the bleak data surrounding maternal death and injury rates, I believe that it is absolutely critical right now to invest in solutions that help protect the lives of moms and babies,” Williams told Forbes. “Mahmee’s data-driven approach is the right solution to one of the most significant problems in the system: that of fragmented care.”
Los Angeles native Hanna has worked in operations and on strategy at healthcare, education, digital media, and consumer goods startups. She received an MBA from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University and a JD from Southwestern Law School, where she’s an adjunct professor of corporate and technology law. Publications featuring Hanna include Entrepreneur, Forbes, Business Insider, Cheddar TV, Black Enterprise, and USA Today.
Last year Inc. Magazine named Melissa Hanna to its Female Founders 100 list, and the Huffington Post put her on their inaugural Culture Shifters list for 2020 as one of the people “shaping today’s culture in exciting ways and setting the tone for what is possible for our future.”
Register to attend Urban Tech Connect 2020 so you can be there when Hanna shares her remarkable experiences as an entrepreneur.