UptimeHealth, Jinesh Patel Make Forbes Next 1000 Inaugural List
America is rich in small businesses. These enterprises account for over 30 million U.S. businesses and some two-thirds of net new jobs. While venture-backed startups generally skew white, male and coastal, these Main Street companies actually look like—and drive—America. To shine a light on these entrepreneurial heroes, Forbes has created the Next 1000. This year-round initiative showcases the ambitious sole proprietors, self-funded shops and pre-revenue startups in every region of the country—all with under $10 million in revenue or funding and infinite drive and hustle. Fueled by your nominations and screened by top business minds and entrepreneurial superstars, these new faces will number 1,000 by year’s end.
While working as a clinical engineering manager in Austin, Texas, Patel realized healthcare was shifting to an outpatient model and many of these centers may not be managing their equipment effectively. He cofounded UptimeHealth to give any outpatient facility, big or small, the resource of their own quality control department. The company provides a software platform that tracks equipment maintenance. UptimeHealth has raised nearly $2 million in seed funding to date.