ASCEND 2020 Atlanta Alumni pivot, to create Joint Venture RTW (Return to Work) Solutions Group to provide COVID-19 Business Services

ASCEND 2020 Atlanta Alumni pivot, to create Joint Venture RTW (Return to Work) Solutions Group to provide COVID-19 Business Services
RTW creates a one-stop shop for business services, helping companies prepare to open during COVID-19 while having an IOT cleaning dashboard for consumers to see what businesses have been cleaned.
ATLANTA: JPMorgan Chase & Co. has partnered with Morehouse Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, TechSquare Labs, Village Micro Fund, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, and Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative launch Ascend 2020 Atlanta, a technology startup and small business support ecosystem for minority-led companies throughout Metropolitan Atlanta. This is where Calvetta Phair, Barbara Jones and Bryan Hobbs met while in Cohort I & Cohort II.

Barbara Jones, CEO of Lillii RNB, Inc., a Woman Veteran Owned Small Business (WVOSB), founded the company in 2013 and it's one of the top System Integrators in the Retail Industry. Lillii RNB, Inc. is a leading IT consulting firm that helps Fortune 500 companies and government agencies increase their revenue, while improving the retail experience. We provide world-class subject matter experts in the areas of POS, Data Analytics, Fraud Prevention and IT Staffing.

Calvetta Phair, CEO of America's Workforce Solution, LLC (AWS), is an EDWOSB firm providing staffing / recruitment and strategic, innovative apprenticeship programs and enterprising workforce initiatives to assist in collaborative methods for the needs of Department of Defense (DoD) Prime Contractors and the public/private sectors. Ms. Phair recently launched ReferAll.US - a new 'social-enterprise' staffing platform that streamlines the referral recruitment process and monetizing referees.

Bryan Hobbs, CEO of Pruuvn, Inc. company is the 2020 recipient of 'Startup Runway Atlanta' whose mission is to introduce top under-represented founders to professional investors. Pruuvn provides the most efficient way to verify credentials helping HR departments improve on data processing to speed up the process of conducting background checks.

These three founders recently graduated from ASCEND 2020 Cohort III creating a distinctive path of true minority and women-owned business entrepreneurship. "Our services allow for a work matrix combination promoting the impact of minority owned businesses and serving the community during this pandemic," said Ms. Phair.  Mr. Hobbs said, "This joint venture will provide all the solutions needed to combat and mitigate the effects of COVID-19 in one place. Through cleaning, screening, and education, employers and venues can reassure their employees and/ or attendees that they are taking the necessary steps to protect everyone's health and well-being." Barbara Jones shared her thoughts, "I am very excited and happy to work together with Calvetta and Bryan.  I think each of our companies are unique and doing great things, individually but when combined, we are a force for good, especially during this COVID-19 Pandemic."

All three companies have an umbrella for talent acquisition, innovative technology, human resources, HIPAA compliance and staffing solutions. A merging of these forces creates an inevitable need to provide the necessary resources to aid in the success of companies within the Greater Atlanta region to return to work with their new Joint Venture RTW (Return to Work) Solutions Group, a One-Stop Shop for COVID-19. RTW will provide four-tiers of services including COVID-19 cleaning, HIPAA Compliant monitoring and assessment, and an online cleaning dashboard to verify which businesses have been cleaned.