Startups on the Verge – April 2019

Bridge Angels highlights individuals and their small or startup businesses in the Tampa Bay area. While we cannot endorse or recommend any company, we highlight these as a service to our readers and to these businesses that might need your support but otherwise go unnoticed. We hope you enjoy learning more about these local leaders and their innovative businesses. 

Taylor Precourt

Taylor Precourt

CEO, founder of Whole Health Medical Group

Precourt is charismatic, energetic and engaging, and a Bay area native. She has spent the majority of her career as a leader in the “internet of things,” now injecting that knowledge into health care. During her leadership, national mechanical, electrical and plumbing firm Power Design won the Gold Innovations in Technology award and the Constructech Vision Award. She has worked with notable figures in a variety of industries, including technology, construction, health care and education for more than a decade. She has been named among the Top Women in Construction Technology by Constructech magazine, and is a running candidate for Woman of the Year in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She can be reached at [email protected].

About Whole Health

A medical concierge practice, establishing its home base in St. Petersburg this summer, Whole Health Medical Group will dedicate itself to caring for the whole person, body, mind and spirit, promising to make the patient experience feel like old-fashioned medicine. Providers will spend time with each person, allowing for more personalized care, while using technology for efficient flow and communication. Its services will integrate traditional primary and psychiatric care along with alternative treatment options, such as nutrition and lifestyle support, the anesthetic ketamine, intravenous therapies and cannabis licensing. The group intends to redefine patient care through low provider-to-patient ratios for patient-focused care. It endeavors to provide a facility and services that feel luxurious with health care providers who are focused on patients.

Salina Ray

Salina Ray

CEO, founder of EnvisionBody

Ray is the CEO and founder of EnvisionBody, a software company whose application is based on the principals of artificial intelligence and augmented reality technology. The EnvisionBody concept was developed in 2010. Several United States patents have been granted, protecting the proprietary position of the software. Before developing EnvisionBody, Ray worked in private aviation, selling private aircrafts to businesses and individuals in the United States and Europe. She participated in n

umerous aviation conventions and exhibitions around the world, the largest in Geneva, Switzerland. The European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community. She can be reached at 727.858.3327 or [email protected].

About EnvisionBody

EnvisionBody’s software provides real-time body morphing to enhance a user’s image, influencing broad markets such as health care wellness, cosmetic and gastric surgery, retail clothing, social media and the fitness and diet/weight-loss industries. While working out, exercise motivation increases in a compelling, innovative way by showing the user their body enhanced in a live real-time video that improves in relationship to their exertions, becoming thinner and/or more muscular, according to the intensity of the workout session as detected by an increase in heart rate.

Bobby Quinn

Bobby Quinn

CEO, founder of Raven Spatial

Raven Spatial is based in Tampa, created to answer an industry need to augment limitations in commercial satellite imagery using new alternative sources of imagery data for geospatial intelligence. Quinn is a 13-year U.S. Air Force veteran, a former unmanned aerial vehicle pilot for the U.S. Navy’s Special Surveillance Program in Afghanistan, and a former geospatial analyst. He has been a featured speaker at multiple commercial drone and defense technology conferences and is currently working as a contributor to NASA’s Transformative Vertical Flight initiative. Reach him at [email protected] or 833.272.8367.

About Raven Spatial

Raven Spatial is a geospatial intelligence company specializing in crowdsourcing drone and smartphone imagery. Raven’s Enhance Imagery Crowdsourcing platform allows customers to order 3D and 2D mappable drone and smartphone imagery sourced from a continuously growing crowd of users throughout the world. Raven’s mobile applications enable anyone of any skill to collect GIS-ready imagery. More information at

Dawn Bowers-Ferrara

Dawn Bowers-Ferrara

Certified Life Coach, A New Dawning

Bower-Ferrara is a unique visionary who combines energy healing with decades of real-life business and life experiences, along with formal training in coaching. In addition to these skills, she leverages more than 20 years of a corporate background allowing a uniquely practical approach. As a working mother of two and former CPA and finance employee of a Fortune 500 company, she is also able to incorporate real-life business experiences into the coaching sessions, allowing a space for professional advancement and clarity for her clients. Contact her at 813.482.5557 or [email protected].

About Dawn Bowers-Ferrera

Bower-Ferrara’s mission is to engage clients in a self-discovery process that uncovers the root of all blocks and challenges. She is also a certified medical intuitive and a certified assertiveness and self-confidence coach. By combining a variety of methods tailored to the client’s specific needs, including, but not limited to, reiki, oshirya, neurolinguistic programming and “emotional freedom” technique, clients are said to regain their natural internal power, leaving them free to forge a new direction in their personal life paths.

Brandon Bruce

Brandon Bruce

Founder & CEO of Food Not Flowers

 After more than a decade in the catering industry, Food Not Flowers founder, Brandon Bruce, wanted to fill another void — this time, an emotional one. More specifically, the feeling behind why people send food as gifts.

 “Finding a gift for someone during a big life moment — new baby, new home, surgery or bereavement — isn’t easy,” explains Bruce. “While flowers are thoughtful, they aren’t practical. And practical gifts don’t tend to give you the warm fuzzies.”

 Bruce launched Food Not Flowers to redefine gifting – providing thoughtful and practical gifts for life’s big moments.

 Bruce can be reached at [email protected] or 804-938-3663.

About Food Not Flowers

 Food Not Flowers uses only quality, sustainable product — never frozen — making it easy to send fresh, healthy meals to people you care about wherever they are, whenever they need them.

 And you can send curated gifts too – like bonsai tree growing kits, Five Minute Journals, soy candles and craft chocolate – to go with the meals.

 “We not only want to celebrate big life moments, we want to feel part of them. As soon as you unwrap our box it feels special, but it’s also convenient and something practical you can really use. We don’t just send gifts, we send love.” More information at

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