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Hutch Company Code360 Inc. Supporting the CDC’s Data Analysis Program

Hutch cohort company Code360, Inc. is supporting the CDC through a contract with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the CDC.

As the nation’s leading science-based, data-driven, service organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works to protect the public’s health. Using science to increase health security and the well-being of the public, the CDC protects Americans from health, safety, and security threats, both foreign and domestic. The CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

A win for Code360

The SBA 8(a) and HUBZone-certified IT Services company is providing software development and consulting services to NCHS. The contract award is valued nearly $3 million.

The NCHS collects, analyzes, and disseminates timely, relevant, and accurate health data and statistics. Their services are key to guiding program and policy decisions to improve the nation’s health.

“This is one of those great opportunities in our journey that directly aligns with our vision. We strongly believe that our people deserve a better life and better health and this contract is at the core of that, said Makesh Pitchaipillai, President and Solutions Architect at Code360 Inc. “Working with the CDC is a step in the right direction as we break into the federal sector. We’re working collaboratively to help change the way the government serves its people.”

Code360 is providing Health IT, professional support, staffing, cloud computer programming, and statistical support on the analysis, analytics, and publishing of healthcare surveys to the public.

“At Hutch, we believe our companies can build a better world. Code360’s work with the CDC will help the government better support its users, our fellow citizens,” said Hutch program manager Stephanie Chin. “We are proud of Code360 on the growth they’ve seen just in their first year of Hutch.”

About Code360

Founded in 2013, Code360, Inc., specializes in:

  • Advanced Enterprise Solution Architecture,
  • Health IT
  • Cloud Technologies
  • IT Best Practices and Governance
  • Software Development
  • Business Intelligence
  • Open Standards

Code360 is in the first year of the Hutch program. The IT company empowers passionate people with opportunities to continuously learn and seamlessly evolve as subject matter experts (SMEs) while exceeding its customers’ satisfaction.

This announcement was published independently of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This release does not constitute or imply an endorsement by the CDC or the United States Government of the product, process, or service, or its producer or provider. The views and opinions expressed in any referenced document do not necessarily state or reflect those of CDC or the United States Government.

Expanding programming through ‘Build to Scale’ grant

New programming and expanded support is coming to Hutch thanks to a “Build to Scale” grant.

Awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), Build to Scale” grants accelerate tech entrepreneurship by increasing inclusive access to entrepreneurial support and startup capital.

“EDA is proud to partner with this year’s ‘Build to Scale’ grantees as they invest in entrepreneurs and create equitable access to capital in their communities,” said Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Alejandra Y. Castillo in a release from EDA. “These projects will give the next generation of industry-leading companies a seminal boost that will result in job creation and private investment – potentially transforming a regional economy and creating economic opportunity beyond what we can foresee.”

Our joint grant with the Baltimore Development Corporation is one of 51 grants. The EDA is awarding $47 million in grants as part of the program.

$48 million in matching funds is available from private and public sector sources.

“We’re excited and honored to receive this grant award from the EDA with our partner BDC. Collaborative funding partnerships are integral in closing the gap for access and opportunity for people of color and women. This funding will allow Hutch to scale our ability to grow. We’re creating thriving ecosystems of companies positioned to deliver and compete in the federal marketplace,” Fearless CEO and Hutch Founder, Delali Dzirasa said.

With our “Build to Scale” grant, we plan to build capacity to scale, growing 45 digital services firms by 2025. This funding enables us to nearly double the number of entrepreneurs we serve. We’re connecting mentors, digital services experts, and government administrators.

Our plans for our Build to Scale grant include:

  • Bootcamp Immersion Experiences:

    • Mini-accelerator programs in topic-specific areas such branding, strategic planning, proposal development, and more

  • Financial Aid:

    • Reduce the barriers remote participants experience to access coaching

  • Nationwide Partner Engagement:

    • Leverage a broad network of digital services firms to deploy our curriculum nationwide

  • Mentorship:

    • Each company will be paired with two mentors. A Domain Mentor within their targeted federal agency and a Capability Mentor within their technical capability

Hutch Program Manager, Stephanie Chin adds, “This grant directly aligns with GSA’s Equity Action Plan. The plan looks to integrate a higher level of diversity, equity, and inclusion into federal contracting. This paves the way for smaller, minority-owned businesses to compete for federal contracts. With Hutch support, our companies have been able to add 27 new jobs and generate $2.3 million of new revenue.”

Our partner on the award, BDC, is a nonprofit economic development organization for the City of Baltimore

BDC strives to grow a more equitable economy for the city. BDC promotes investment in neighborhoods affected by institutional racism and/or generational poverty. The organization works to retain, expand, and attract minority and women-owned businesses.

“We’re committed to building a more equitable and inclusive economy here in Baltimore as well as developing economic development strategies that are more diverse and inclusive. This grant from the EDA is an example of the types of funding we are trying to attract in Baltimore to support more entrepreneurs of color and provide them with the resources needed to build and scale successful businesses in the city. We’re excited about our partnership with Fearless and Hutch to work towards these goals,” said Colin Tarbert, President & CEO of BDC.

We expect to launch new programming in 2023.