To be eligible for Disability Project Empower participants must: 

  • Have a project idea based on a problem they want to solve.
    •  Projects may be in the idea, startup, or more advanced phase. They may also be a modification or addition to an already existing organization/company. Student groups, or social initiatives (meaning: non need for a legal entity) are also welcome to apply.    
  • Self identify as disabled. 
  • Be 30 or younger.
  • Be fluent in English.
  • Be the primary decision maker for the project. 
  • Have two other team members (disabled or non-disabled) that are willing to work with you. 
  • Commit to in participating, with your team, on a one-hour meeting twice a week on Slack.com. From August 17-December 15, 2016.
    • Specific times TBD.
    • (if slack is not accessible for you, let us know) 
  • Complete application before August 16, 2016. 5PM EST.