Disabled people united for social change.

Our Story

DISABILITY IS AN ASSET FOR BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

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Our Mission

We support entrepreneurs with disabilities. We harness their innate entrepreneurship skills to help them achieve their employment goals.

This work moves us closer to a world where people with disabilities are recognized Master of Industries. It moves us closer to a world where disability is internationally valued as an asset for business and entrepreneurship.

 

80%

Unemployment amongst disabled people is as high as 80% in some countries.

1 Bil

1 Billion people have a disability making disabled people the largest minority in the world.

38.5%

In DC, the poverty rate for working age disabled people is 38.5 %.

2x

Disabled people are twice as able to be self-employed as persons without disabilities.

 

Our Approach

We are committed to pushing ourselves and our team members further through: active listening, pride, and entrepreneurship.

 
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Like many startups, we pivoted many times. Here is a bit of our history.

 

Our Team

 
 
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Jennifer Hughes

Vice President - CEEK, LLC

Board Member

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Zeenia Irani

Sr. Development Officer - Mercy Corps

Board Member

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Andy Arias

Policy Advisor - US Dept. of Labor

Board Member

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Rachel Koretsky

Founder - upace

Board Member

 
 
 

James Jean-Claude

Founder - The Binary Bootcamp

Board Member

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Andrei Savastru

Data Manager - SPMB

Advisor

 
 

Meet Our Members

Our dedicated members keep us thriving and striving for a world where disability is internationally valued as an asset for business and entrepreneurship. Meet some of our members here!