2023 Spring Cohort
March 20th - May 22nd

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About this program

With support from the SBA, 2Gether-International is launching an accelerator focused on founders with disabilities of early-stage, technology-based startups

Throughout the program, participants are given tools and guidance to develop and strengthen their pitch with the program ultimately culminating in a pitch competition where entrepreneurs can earn funding for their business. This opportunity takes a strengths-based approach to helping participants significantly improve their pitch and business model, as well as help them to perceive their own disability as a competitive advantage rather than a weakness. Throughout the duration of the program 5-10 disabled founders will be competing for $10K seed funding.

What can selected startups expect?

  • A series of startup workshops tailored to the unique experiences of people with disabilities.
  • Access to custom one-on-one coaching from accredited leadership coaches.
  • Peer-to-peer founder discussion and networking groups.
  • World-class speakers and mentors in the entrepreneurship and/or disability sector.
  • Connections to investors and support fundraising both during and post-program.

What are we looking for?

  • The startup must be led by at least one person with a disability. See how we define disability here.
  • Must be working on a high-growth business.
  • Must have a product that's in the market - an MVP is okay.
  • Must have availability to meet and attend: classes, peer-to-peer sessions, speaker series, and coaching sessions (tentative schedule below).
  • *Note that startups do not need to be working on accessibility or assistive technology to apply.

Tentative Schedule

  • Accelerator Bootcamp Sessions: Tuesdays from 11:00 - 1:00PM EST
  • Speaker Series: Wednesdays from 1:00 - 3:00PM EST
  • Coaching sessions- As determined with your coach

Apply to the program today!

Meet the Facilitators

We are here for your success! We are a small team of experienced individuals. We've helped over 100 companies scale their ventures and we're ready to do the same for you! 

Keevin O'Rourke

2GI Acceleartor Manager

Diego Mariscal

2GI Founder & CEO