Moonshot Disability Accelerator Initiative
The Moonshot Disability Accelerator Initiative aims to become a global hub for building a thriving disability innovation ecosystem and rising entrepreneurial class of people with disabilities worldwide.
The Moonshot Disability Accelerator Initiative is hosted and managed by New Venture Fund as the fiscal sponsor and implemented with SmartJob as the impact consultant.
The Moonshot has 10 global accelerator partners in 6 countries that leverage principles of inclusive and universal design and accessibility in their models.
Through this initiative, we will identify and support cohorts in these accelerators that will, in turn, support and mentor approximately 220 early-stage companies across the globe. In addition, we plan to deploy catalytic, seed-stage investments into companies in the moonshot’s accelerator cohorts.
Global Accelerator Partners
a. Global Centre of Possibility (NZ) | Minnie Baragwanath
b. Communication Service for the Deaf – Social Venture Fund Incubator (US) | Greg Bland; Rosa Lee Timm
c. Access to Success Accelerator (CAN) | Varun Chandak
d. AT Innovate Now (KE) | Bernard Chiira
e. Multiple (US) | Dan Feshbach; Heidi Kershaw
f. Remarkable Accelerator (AUST) | Pete Horsley; (US) | Molly Levitt
g. AssisTech Foundation (IN) | Prateek Madhav
h. 2-Gether International (US) | Diego Mariscal
i. Synergies Work i2i Incubator (US) | Aarti Sahgal