Ashley Barrow and her son Aaron Bess, Jr. Photo provided


Re-Assist is a digital health platform for referrals founded by Forest Park resident Ashley Barrow and her 13-year-old son, Aaron Bess Jr. Re-Assist allows patients to take more control of their care planning process by filtering and choosing providers relative to insurance, location and more.

The startup is one of 75 finalists overall out of 1,100 applications from 117 countries. Re-Assist will compete with 15 other companies in “The Care Economy” category, dedicated to solutions that make care more accessible and affordable.  Selected teams — eight of the 15 — will be invited to pitch their solutions to a panel of judges ahead of the Solve Challenge Finals Sept. 18-19 in New York City. Those finalists will share more than $1.3 million in available funding, and take part in a nine-month “Solver” program, which includes coaching, mentorship and networking opportunities. 

Supporters can vote online for Re-Assist until Sept. 18. The top vote getter receives a separate grant award. Vote here

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