Anthony Scarpone-Lambert and Jennifferre Mancillas are the nurses behind Adni Marketplace, a new one-stop marketplace for nurses.
According to Daily Nurse, the duo met during a hackathon event in 2019 alongside 200 other nurses hoping to “solve problems in healthcare.”
“In our conversations with other nurses, organizations, and brands, we realized there needed to be a central place for healthcare workers to access those niche products, gear, and resources,” Mancillas told the outlet.
On the Ask Alice podcast, Mancillas and Scarpone-Lambert’s described how their passion for problem-solving and caring for others led to an unexpected career path — despite how different business was from their clinical backgrounds.
“Entrepreneurship is a rough road sometimes, a bit of a rollercoaster,” Mancillas said on the podcast. “It’s absolutely important that you are passionate about what you’re trying to solve and who you’re trying to solve for.”
Together the two created the Lumify uNight Light, a wearable LED light meant to be worn on scrubs. But their search for retail outlets made them wonder if there wasn’t an even bigger need in the market.
“We thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to bring together everything healthcare workers need into one marketplace?’” Scarpone-Lambert recalled wondering.
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