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Pre-accelerator for Disability Innovations
Are you an early growth stage enterprise with a scalable ICT or smart phone based product-solution, targeted for hearing/visual/locomotor impairments?
The applications for the Disability Innovation Pre-Accelerator Lab are now open.
Applications are now closed.
What We Offer
One on One Mentorship
Hands-on mentorship on business strategy and perfecting value propositions from experienced entrepreneurs and multi-sectoral experts.
Access to Impact Investors
The program will provide participants an opportunity to get acquainted with a community of impact investors for future conversations around funding/business mentoring linkages.
You will develop and present refined pitches to a jury of impact investors and technical experts, to be part of the longer acceleration programme run by The Disability Innovations Coalition
You will access top-line learnings on the unique challenges of designing for disability and understand daily living barriers and user-experiences of people with disabilities.
Post lab We will provide incubation and piloting opportunities, prototyping support, access to cloud credits, visibility to your product solutions, future funding opportunities, brand affiliations, and ecosystem-wide promotion to winning participants.
You will work on the user-centered approach for the solutions, understanding the community dynamics, existing challenges, and opportunities that can be absorbed within the disabled people most effectively.
Thought leaders will share a strategic framework to address this challenge, and identify solution pathways, capitalising on how to take essential services and solutions to people with disabilities, who may be facing heightened issues of mobility and access as a result of Covid-19.
The pre-accelerator lab will bring together innovators; disability, technology, and behaviour change experts; impact investors; and people with disabilities to develop and fulfill the vision of creating context-specific, usable solutions to address independent living barriers.
Pillars of the Lab
Challenge traditional solutions and introduce new solutions by aggregating key ecosystem stakeholders:
Thought leaders, experts, innovators, activists, policy makers, and civil society organizations in the disability ecosystem will come together to help participants ideate cross-cutting solutions and partnerships in the lab.
Drive systemic solutions
The pre-accelerator will probe the innovators to create sharpened solutions that drive the change from the systemic level and reach the end beneficiaries in the most efficient and adaptive way.
Deploy focused, user-centered, bottom-up approaches:
The innovators will work on the user-centered approach for the solutions, understanding the community dynamics, existing challenges, and opportunities that can be absorbed within the disabled people most effectively.
Identify intervention avenues and create solutions for providing equal access and opportunity people with disabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak:
Certain populations, such as people with disabilities, have been experiencing, and will continue to experience greater vulnerability during the COVID-19 outbreak. Thought leaders and innovators will work together to create a strategic framework to address this challenge, and identify solution pathways, capitalising on how to take essential services and solutions to people with disabilities, who may be facing heightened issues of mobility and access.