NMSDC and Capital One Announce Winner of CATAPULT Competition

National Minority Supplier Development Council and Capital One Announce Winner of CATAPULT Competition

CATAPULT Program Features Business Development Training and Grant Competition

Washington, D.C. (September 11, 2017) – The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and the supplier diversity team at Capital One today announced the winner of the CATAPULT competition: Ricardo Regalado, CEO and Founder, Rozalado & Co. CATAPULT is a seven-month business development program designed to assist diverse business owners in creating innovative solutions to critical issues within their own organizations. Culmination of the program is a competition to create a digitally-oriented solution to a company-specific business challenge with the winner receiving a grant and additional advanced education and consultation.

Based in Chicago, the winning company, Rozalado & Co., is a single source solution for facility service needs. The company delivers high quality facility cleaning services to customers in a variety of markets including commercial and office buildings, restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, commercial condominium and apartment buildings. They pitched Roza Route a data driven phone and smartwatch app that will be a B2B solution for the cleaning service industry. As a workflow tool, Roza Route will provide real-time data regarding a cleaning team’s performance in order to optimize workflow in the future. Together, Rozalado and Roza Route’s mission is to change the perception of cleaners and the cleaning service industry.

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