I’m Marie Gibson, the President of Marie Gibson Management & Consulting, and the creator of The Caregiver’s Journal. We are delighted to be named one of the Finalists in the Governor’s Vesto Business Plan Competition—in the running for $100,000 prize money. The Vesto competition began with our submission of a one-page business plan; then the 232 original entries were given five minutes to pitch their business plans before judges made up of potential investors and venture capitalists.
The Caregiver’s Journal is a simple, yet powerful tool that is already proving itself to be successful in enabling family members to care for and advocate for their hospitalized patient. Pilot sales have shown there to be a strong interest with both individuals and corporate clients and we were selected as the recipient of the National Caregiver Friendly Award during 2012. Based on the success of our spiral bound version, we will create and market a Caregiver’s Journal app for smart phones and tablets with the $100,000 prize money.
We have not yet received the details on how to ask our friends to vote and will keep you informed as soon as we know.