StartOut News & Press’s Joseph Schneier Joins StartOut Board of Directors

StartOut is thrilled to announce that Joseph Schneier, a visionary leader in global education, healthcare, and insurance technology, has joined the StartOut Board of Directors. With over two decades of groundbreaking work, he’s been a trailblazer in shaping the future of care and support for our older adult population.

Since 2012, Mr. Schneier’s primary focus has been on the older adult population. Joseph founded three companies in this space—Cinematic Health, that trains CNAs, Home Health Aides, and Personal Care Assistants; BellAge (with James Firman, the former CEO of the National Council on Aging), a company working with Area Agencies on Aging on longevity initiatives; and a company focused on connecting sales, marketing, and member experience for the 150m Americans that receive insurance through Medicare, Medicaid, or Marketplace plans. 

“In the 20 years I have been working as an entrepreneur, I have had countless people and organizations help me along the way, including StartOut which was instrumental in the earliest days of my current company,” said Schneier. “I am so very proud to be able to join with them further the great work they do to support LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs at every step of their journey.”

Mr. Schneier has spoken at TedMed, Lake Nona, and JP Morgan Healthcare. He is a mentor at New York University, Wharton, Cornell, Bill and Melinda Gates Pivotal Ventures Longevity Program with Techstars, Northwestern Mutual Black Founders Program, CUNY and various other academic institutions.  Mr. Schneier sits on the board of AvanleeCare, a Caregiver company, The Sam and Devorah Foundation for Transgender Youth, Superbia Credit Union (an LGBTQ credit union), Stonewall Community Development Corporation (a non-profit focused on LGBTQ senior housing), and is a member of the LGBTQ+ Biden Council and the LGBTQ+ Queens District Attorney Council.

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