Founder Feature: Philip Cunningham of Jamaa Health

Meet Philip Cunningham.

Founder of Jamaa Health.


"Start now, but DO NOT rush...Because you can miss the lesson when you rush, but if you start and pay attention to what is happening you can build something cool and maybe even great."


Jamaa Health is an online platform where patients can locate Black Physicians and Healthcare providers by location, specialty, and insurance.

Q: What makes Cincinnati a great place to start a business?

A: Cincinnati has built a really great ecosystem for entrepreneurs, between, funding and accelerators and mentors and partnerships this low key is a great place to start a tech company and CPG.


Q: How did a grant from Main Street Ventures impact you and your business?

A: This grant has helped Jamaa, begin to build out V2 of the application and hire a design team to begin building our customer-facing website.


Q: What does a typical day in your life look like?

A: Yikes, I try to keep a pretty tight routine in the AM, so I get up around 6:28 every day and walk my dog, call my family to just get some positive energy going, then I call my business partners and Co-Founders during the walk. After that, I go home drink about 16oz of water and strap in for a wild day of meetings and training and whatever else comes my way. Jamaa is not quite large enough to support an FTE so I have a day job. I am the Director of the Strong Cincinnati Institute where I help, teams, organizations, and leaders create cultures where people can be their best, so it is fun.



Q: What is a lesson you've learned that has shaped your work?

A: Hire experts, who believe in your work and move as fast as you can.


Q: What's next for Jamaa Health?

A: GROWTH.