One of the largest under-served global markets is disability, and we have just launched our fourth cohort with 7 startups creating technology for the benefit of people with disability.
From startups using AI to teach children with dyslexia to read, to others using virtual reality to take physically disabled people on virtual excursions, these startups are doing more than just creating tech to make life that little bit easier – they are creating technology to make life possible.
“We’re excited to welcome this latest cohort. There is great diversity in the startups and each of the founders have a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities,” said Pete Horsley, founder of Remarkable.
“Applications came from Australia and across the globe – including Azerbaijan, Israel, Ghana, Brazil and Portugal, however we are really proud of the startups who were selected.”
The Cohort 4 Startups are:
- Bookbot empowering those with learning disabilities to become confident, independent learners through a reading assistant app.
- JobMatcher – using predictive artificial intelligence to match the most relevant positions for each job seeker, particularly tackling the low employment rates for people with disability.
- NomadVR – bringing highly stimulating virtual reality experiences to empower anyone without the means to go outside with the ability to do so much more.
- Our Care Journal – an app created with carers for carers, offering a way to organise everyday care needs, find services, communicate with others and arrange important information.
- PolySpine – a customised, modular torso and head support system that enables people with physical disability to participate in various recreational and rehabilitation activities.
- sameview – a trusted online platform for easier, and better disability care coordination.
- Spokle – a speech therapy app in your pocket that provides practical, family- centred communication strategies to support children with communication disorders.
Since inception in March 2016, Remarkable has worked with 26 startups to make a positive impact in the lives of people with disabilities. They have seen 82 full-time equivalent jobs created through the startups, and 2,517 customers with a disability served.