Solution Overview & Team Lead Details

Our Organization

The Dash Alliance for Rare Disease Collaboration

What is the name of your solution?


Provide a one-line summary of your solution.

AI-supported virtual hospital designed to unite and connect all stakeholders across the global medical community.

What specific problem are you solving?

At Cumulus, we are working to unite the global rare disease community and all stakeholders through the creation of a virtual hospital that seeks to provide education and access to faster, more accurate diagnoses and precision treatments.

What is your solution?

Cumulus is a virtual medical campus designed to expedite the diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases through collaborative centers designed to meet the specific needs of different stakeholder groups.

Cumulus Campus Overview

Who does your solution serve, and in what ways will the solution impact their lives?

Rare disease patients are an underserved population as a whole. From access to knowledgeable doctors and disease education to diagnostic testing and treatments, rare patients struggle to create care plans. 

Cumulus seeks to remedy these issues by providing all stakeholders access to our virtual community and the many tools offered on our campus. 

How are you and your team well-positioned to deliver this solution?

We are rare disease parents and caregivers since 1993. We understand the burden a rare disease diagnosis can place on a family and the agony of living without a diagnosis. 

We seek to help other families avoid the situation we have lived through.

Which dimension of the Challenge does your solution most closely address?

  • Optimize holistic care for people with rare diseases—including physical, mental, social, and legal support
  • Mitigate barriers to accessing medical care after diagnosis which disproportionately affect disinvested communities and historically underrepresented identity groups
  • Enhance coordination of care and strengthen data sharing between health care professionals, specialty services, and patients
  • Empower patients with quality information about their conditions to fight stigma associated with rare diseases
  • Promote community and connection among rare disease patients and their advocates

Where our solution team is headquartered or located:

Raleigh, NC, USA

Our solution's stage of development:


How many people does your solution currently serve?


Why are you applying to Solve?

We hope to expand our footprint in the market and signpost to existing best practices and resources.

Who is the Team Lead for your solution?

Jeff Lord

Page 4: Your Team

What type of organization is your solution team?

Hybrid of for-profit and nonprofit

How many people work on your solution team?


How long have you been working on your solution?

2 years

What is your approach to incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusivity into your work?

We are a global platform. We welcome and have participants from several countries other than the USA. We have hosted and presented to a highly diverse group in the rare disease space.

Page 5: Your Business Model & Funding

What is your business model?

Our business model will be a subscription based service that will allow patients, doctors, researchers, and industry professionals a secure and private platform to interact, share information, follow resources, learn in a global environment, and find solutions on a global scale.

Do you primarily provide products or services directly to individuals, to other organizations, or to the government?

Individual consumers or stakeholders (B2C)

What is your plan for becoming financially sustainable?

We are subscription based service.

Share some examples of how your plan to achieve financial sustainability has been successful so far.

Promotional presentations to key stakeholders in the chronically ill and rare disease community.

Solution Team

  • Eden Lord Founder & CEO, The Dash Alliance
  • JL JL
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