Explain your project in details:
Our main objective is to bring affordable, accessible diabetic care to the homes of everyone. Sweet Access utilizes online webinars to educate diabetic patients about managing their disease. Using registered dietitians and certified diabetes educators, Sweet Access provides online classes through Cisco Webex, covering a variety of range of topics, such as using an insulin pump, managing blood sugar, dieting, and etc. Patients are welcome to ask questions with the educators during these classes. We also use a blog to answer questions, improving the user experience while informing the public step by step. Furthermore, we will partner with hospitals and health organizations, providing a steady source of patients to our business. Thus, our activities will result in greater access to diabetic health care.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
While Sweet Access is only a prototype and not a business yet, once established, we will provide accessible and affordable diabetic care. Our main goals are to provide accessible and affordable diabetic care. Only requiring access to a computer and internet, patients do not need to attend a center to receive diabetic care. In disadvantaged areas, some people have difficulties accessing professional health care and facilities, making our business an accessible option. Also, diabetes classes are costly, pricing anywhere from $130 to $220 per hour. At the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, diabetes classes cost $150. Sweet Access plans to have its group classes cost $40 per hour and private lessons at $80 per hour. This makes our option more affordable to the public. In the end, more people will be connected to health care, improving and saving the lives of many.
Sustainability and future plans
Although we are not a current business, we hope to initiate our business in the future after setting up our classes, educators, and website. We plan to earn revenue from our webinars and targeted ads on our web page. Our customer base is Type 1, Type 2, and prediabetic patients of any age. Additionally, we hope to gather financing from investors who will also provide important advice to our business. As for plans of our future growth, we hope to expand to other health issues after setting up our diabetes management program. This would make all health care, not just diabetic care, more affordable and accessible to the public.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
My name is Hubert Chen and I am a 15 year old attending Washington High School. My idea for Sweet Access arose during a DECA competition when I was discussing with my mom, a diabetes educator, about potential issues relating to diabetic care. I discovered that diabetic care is costly and requires physical access to educators and facilities. Currently, I am learning web design to hopefully create the website for the business and work with my mom to successfully establish Sweet Access. My motivation for creating Sweet Access was to make an impact on the lives of many through solving a major issue in today's diabetic care: affordability and accessibility. I saw the growing threat of diabetes in the world and the struggles people faced with the disease, influencing me further to create Sweet Success. .As a student, I also participate in many activities, such as badminton, piano, DECA, LEO, and Boy Scouts, all of which taught me the importance of hardwork. I have won local high school competitions for badminton, going to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout in a few months, and completed my level 10 in piano with honors. I have also achieved leadership positions in DECA, badminton, and Boy Scouts, influencing me to become a leader and an aspiring entrepreneur. I am determined to make a change to today's society and I am eager to learn.