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Good Incubator program supports tech startups in the disability sector

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1/11/2018

NDS has partnered with the Good Incubator to support five technology-focused startups committed to solving problems faced by people with disability in their community.

The program runs for 12 weeks and supports startup founders who are using technology to solve challenges for people with disability. The program’s purpose is to manage and improve founder wellbeing, accelerate organisational growth and impact, and improve business outcomes.

The program is for startups operating in the disability sector that are already up and running, or have a proven Minimum Viable Product (MVP) demonstrating that their idea has traction. Successful applicants for the program will be able to demonstrate that their startup is contributing to good outcomes for people and their communities.

While many startups in the program will have a technology, software or hardware element embedded in what they do, if you have a unique idea which has great impact, you may still be successful in your application.

The program is delivered via a short live-in residential from 31 January to 3 February 2019. This is followed by an 11-week enterprise pathway program. During the program, the startups will be provided with the services, network and support required to maintain sustained growth beyond the program's conclusion.

The residential component will focus on inner personal growth as a leader to meet the demanding challenges, needs and rigours of life as an entrepreneur.

The enterprise pathway program covers the following:

  • Legal and accounting services tailored specifically to the needs of the startup
  • Weekly meetings with industry experts and mentors
  • Educational workshops centred around founder development and startup growth
  • Continued community initiatives to maintain strong bonds with the cohort

There is no cost to participate in the program.

Applications are open now until 9 November 2019. Visit the Good Incubator website to learn more or apply.

Contact information
David Moody, State Manager, 03 8341 4312,