2017 InnovateHER Challenge: Local Semifinalist Announced

Dr. Luisa Leal, Owner of New Horizon Diabetes Clinic, named semifinalist in national SBA competition

Luisa Leal named SBA InnovateHER semifinalistThe U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting its annual InnovateHER Challenge for female entrepreneurs (read more about the hosts and judges for the local qualifying round in our earlier blog post here).

We are thrilled to announce that the judges have named Dr. Luisa Leal, owner of New Horizon Diabetes Clinic, as the local semifinalist in the InnovateHER Challenge. Here is just a portion of what the judges had to say about Dr. Leal and New Horizon Diabetes clinic:

New Horizon addresses a clear market need for accessible diabetes care in the target areas they define. Dr. Leal is focusing on diabetes care and prevention in an area with one of the highest obesity rates in the country. Nashville has needed a company like New Horizon, and could use more companies like it.

Dr. Luisa Leal has clearly defined a societal problem in the realm of diabetic care, and is seeking to rectify this issue. The services she provides are not economically handled by most health care providers. New Horizon addresses the causes and long term care options for diabetics and especially minority groups that are heavily affected.

Congratulations to Dr. Leal and all our local nominees, and keep up the incredible work blazing trails for female entrepreneurs!

National winners will be announced July 31, 2017, so stay tuned! For more information about the SBA’s InnovateHER challenge, visit challenge.gov.