Eddie Massey is a social entrepreneur, roboticist, and author. With a knack for addressing large technical and social challenges, Eddie has led six different startups. In his latest venture, Catalyst Robotics, he’s aiming to use autonomous vehicles to tackle serious challenges in rural health.
“I grew up in Orangeburg, SC. It’s a small town in the middle of the state. It’s known for having the longest blackwater river in the world. Oddly enough the BBC did an docuseries on my old high school.”
About Catalyst Robotics
Eddie Massey is the founder of Atlanta-based Catalyst Robotics, which is a startup focused on bringing the power of autonomous vehicles to rural areas to help expand healthcare and pharmaceutical access in smaller towns. Eddie also cofounded Cosmos Robotics: a company that produces a robot that assists Nurses/CNA’s with their administrative tasks. I had the chance to ask Eddie Massey about his endeavors as a roboticist and social entrepreneur.
“We’re aiming to help healthcare providers expand access to care through autonomous vehicles. Our concept is centered around providing self-service healthcare screenings in what we call autonomous mobile health clinics. Rural America has been long overlooked when it comes to healthcare and we hope to be a Catalyst for change. ”
What are your entrepreneurial highs and lows?
“The highest point of my entrepreneurial journey [was] gaining my first grant check from for the non-profit I founded.
The lowest points have been more recent in navigating the challenges of doing a hardware based startup in the current market.”
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned throughout your entrepreneurial journey?
“You’ll hear a lot of opinions trying to steer you in a lot of different directions. At the end of the day you have to trust your gut.”
Catalyst Robotics is officially a part of the Fargo-Moorhead founder family. How can our community support you in your next stage of growth?
“We need help connecting to healthcare providers and to capital.”
Check out Catalyst Robotics!
Readers can learn more about Eddie and Catalyst Robotics by visiting their website!