Our Remarkable Launcher Pre-Accelerator Program (Launcher) supports entrepreneurs and innovators from the beginning of their startup journey. Co-designed with people with disability, entrepreneurs and researchers, we support early-stage startups making a difference in the lives of people with disability.
Leveraging our experience in accelerating impactful startups since 2016, this 8-week part-time program is for those new to the startup ecosystem or that want to innovate in disability, ageing or health tech.
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8 weekly masterclasses and connections to world-class startup and disability tech experts.
One-on-one mentoring with a Remarkable mentor to help you progress your specific goals and work on what you learn in the masterclasses.
Weekly check-ins to help you progress and prioritise the critical things that will grow your startup.
Get access to more than $10,000 in discounts and support from GitHub, Microsoft, Google, AWS, Airtable, Notion, and more.
At the conclusion of the program, founders will pitch to potential customers at an online showcase.
Hear from experienced founders about what they have done and what they wish they had known when they were where you are now.
Be part of a supportive community of early-stage entrepreneurs at a similar stage to yours.
Individuals or teams who are entrepreneurs, researchers, people with lived experience, carers and other subject matter experts.
In the disability, ageing or health tech spaces.
Anywhere from idea, to prototype, to early revenue stage.
Wanting support from experienced startup facilitators, mentors and founders.
Located around the globe, in a time zone that allows the (co-)founder to commit to participating in the masterclasses and events taking place from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time, from the beginning of February to the end of March 2024.
One-on-one mentoring sessions: scheduled with mentor
Time commitment: minimum 5 hours per week
5 February 2024
6 February 2024
Intro to disability tech and problem validation
Lean Experiments and MVPs
B2B and B2C sales
Marketing & Storytelling
Business model and pricing
Extending runway & raising capital
Planning for the future & support ecosystem
*Please note, all sessions will run from 6:00 pm – 7:30pm AEDT. The content outlined above is subject to change.
Find our frequently asked questions below. If you can’t find an answer to your questions below, please use the question submission form or send us an email to email@example.com.
Applications for our 2024 program will open on the 15th of November 2023.
To apply, you will have to submit the online application form.
If you would like to be notified when we open applications for the 2024 Launcher program, please register your interest.
The Launcher 2024 selection results will be communicated by 23 January 2024.
Yes. We accept applications from both individuals and teams.
No, we encourage applications from both people with disability and people without disability.
Yes, we love the intersection between disability, ageing and health. We look for applicability to the disability sector and we often find that there is quite a bit of overlap with the aged care market.
Sure! If you’re an early-stage startup you’re more than welcome to apply to Launcher. We have had a number of early-stage startups take part in the first edition of Launcher (four of which have now gone through our Accelerator program as well).
Yes, you need to at least have an idea to work on. However, we know that most startup ideas change over time, so don’t be concerned if you have doubts about its potential, or you have more than one idea.
Yes, you can apply with how many startups or ideas you’d like. You will need to submit a different application form for each and to make sure that you give them different names.
If you get selected with more than one startup or idea, we’ll let you know and ask you to choose which one you would like to take part in the Launcher with.
Yes. You do not need to have a team, a product, or previous startup experience to apply for the Launcher. You just need an idea, the drive to bring it to life and the availability to take part in the masterclasses and events.
No, you do not need to have a business set up to apply to Launcher.
Remarkable works with both for-profit (for purpose) businesses and not for profits. Up until now, 95% of startups we’ve worked with have been for-profit enterprises.
If you are a not for profit looking at how you might become a for-profit business, you can make that one of the areas you focus on during the Launcher.
Yes, we deliver the Launcher program virtually.
This is an accessible environment where everyone is welcome and included.
Our programs are a safe and innovative space for people across every visible and invisible disability, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, country of origin, sexual orientation, and age. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or if you require assistance accessing our program or application. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s recommended that you set aside at least 5 hours per week across the 8-week program. Some of this time will be direct contact during masterclasses and mentoring sessions, the remaining time is for you to work on your startup.
We ask that you keep the following times free.
Tuesday, 6 February - Masterclass 1
Tuesday, 13 February - Masterclass 2
Tuesday, 20 February - Masterclass 3
Tuesday, 27 February - Masterclass 4
Tuesday, 5 March - Masterclass 5
Tuesday, 12 March - Masterclass 6
Tuesday, 19 March - Masterclass 7
Tuesday, 26 March - Masterclass 8
Thursday, 27 March - Customer showcase
*Please note, sessions will run from 6:00 pm - 7:30pm AEDT. The times outlined above are subject to change.
We welcome participants from all around the world but everyone must attend the weekly masterclasses to be able to participate in the program, which will take no more than 2 hours each.
We will be holding a program event, from 6.00 pm - 7.30 pm AEDT on the 27 March 2024.
The one-on-one mentoring will be scheduled with you and your mentor at a time that suits you both.
The rest of the time you spend on your startup during the program is up to you to allocate as works best for you.
Sure! We encourage all Launcher participants to apply to the Accelerator, for our 2024 edition or in the future. In fact, we have already had four Launcher participants take place in the 2023 Accelerator program.
Three of the Launcher participants/teams will skip the first round of selection for the 2024 Accelerator.
No, thanks to the support from TPG Telecom Foundation and our parent organisation, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, taking part in the Remarkable Launcher program is free of cost.
The IP regarding anything created during, before or after the Launcher will be solely owned by its creators.
No, we can’t. We hear hundreds of ideas a year, some of them quite similar. We would be exposing ourselves to unnecessary risk if we signed an NDA and later accepted an application from someone with an idea or company similar to yours. We also believe that the success of startups is tied to a number of factors (e.g. team, network, product-market fit, execution) that outweigh the value of a good idea.
Remarkable will take no stake in the businesses taking part in the Launcher at this stage.
No, not as part of the Launcher program.
Please reach out using the form below if you have any specific questions that are not listed above.
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