Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?
Our customers are young adults with disabilities, their family members and programs that provide services to those with disabilities. Each customer gains different value from our program; those with disabilities receive the opportunities and education to build a successful future, their family members are able to help encourage growth and independence for their family members with disabilities, and the programs have a valuable curriculum to teach to their clients.
Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?
Over the next two years our project is projected to have a great amount of growth. We are currently in the startup phase, building our curriculum and teaching our first students. Our goal is to provide services for thousands of young adults in need and to change the conversation about what those with disabilities are able to do. This funding and publicity would allow us to showcase the success stories of supported entrepreneurs, expand our curriculum to teach life skills and employment and build a large database of support for young adults with disabilities.
Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered
My experience working closely with my family to build a sustainable enterprise for my brother Brent has been an invaluable experience that has greatly influenced my ability to create more opportunities for those with developmental disabilites. Additionally, my time working in event management, fundraising and education gives me the skills I need to build a well developed program for these young adults.
Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?