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UK urged to level up support for disabled entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th April 2023
Small Business Britain & Lloyds Bank launch new report on disability and Entrepreneurship, revealing barriers disabled & neurodiverse people face when starting businesses and outlining recommendations to correct this inequality. Major systemic changes are needed to make UK entrepreneurship more equitable, accessible, and inclusive for disabled founders*, according to a new report from ...
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Ulster Bank Brings Pitching Competition to International Disability Summit

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd May 2022
Ulster Bank seeking entrepreneurs to enter the elevator pitch competition at the Harkin International Disability Employment Summit. Ulster Bank is encouraging entrepreneurs to enter the elevator pitch competition at the Harkin International Disability Employment Summit which comes to Belfast later this year (7-8 June 2022). Four entrepreneurs will be shortlisted to present a business pitch...
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How disability-friendly is your business?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th October 2020
The lowdown on the key things that you should avoid doing so that you can ensure that your workplace and business is accessible to all Making a workplace more accessible can only benefit you, your employees and your customers. However after years of increasing, the numbers of disabled people in employment has started to fall, with a 28% gap between the proportion of those in work who have a di...
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CityMaaS aims for spontaneous and inclusive travel for disabled people

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th June 2019
CityMaaS Assist is an app aiming to achieve spontaneous and inclusive travel for disabled people using innovative dynamic UX/UI and machine learning. Even in 2019, the options for those with disabilities to travel from place to place are limited. Many buses still do not have the ability to simply allow someone with a wheelchair to board, meaning that person has to sit at the bus stop and wait for...
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WaytoB - from A to B made easy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd September 2018
waytoB - The Tech For Good startup, helping those with higher support needs, get from A to B. For many people with higher support needs, getting around without a carer can be difficult, unnerving, and disorienting. Traditional means of navigating might not cut it, as they can be confusing or simply too much in an already stressful situation. On top of this, friends, family, and carers themselves ...
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Accomable finds a new home at Airbnb

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2017
London startup Accomable, a platform to help people with mobility difficulties find accessible properties around the world has been acquired by Airbnb. Accomable was founded in the summer of 2015 by Srin Madipalli and Martyn Sibley – two childhood friends with Spinal Muscular Atrophy who have travelled all over the world. Frustrated by the difficulty of finding accessible places to stay and...
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Startup of the Week - Accomable

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th August 2015
If you’re planning a holiday these days, chances are you do most of it online - flights, accommodation  - the works. There are of course lots of resources which help with this - from price comparison sites through to rating and review platforms. In essence, they all have the same aim - namely to make the process of booking a holiday as easy as possible. Whilst these resources can all...
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Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th October 2013
Now in its seventh year, the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs is currently looking for entries, but with only a matter of weeks before the closing date, time is of the essence.The award which is sponsored by the founder of easyJet, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and in partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability aims to both support disabled entrepreneurs and at the same time highlight and prom...
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