A Spotlight on Entrepreneurship & Disability
Did you know that 14% of people living with a disability own their own business compared to 10% of the general population?
In part, this can be explained by barriers to traditional pathways to
work. However, with rapid advances in technology, initiatives in the
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and innovation in the
disability sector there are more and more opportunities for people
living with a disability to pursue entrepreneurship as an alternate
pathway to work.
At Bloom UWA we believe that entrepreneurship
should be accessible to everyone. With our networking event 'Access
Entrepreneurship' we hope to inspire young people living with a
disability to pursue entrepreneurship as an alternative pathway to work, encourage innovation in the disability sector, and help make the Perth startup community more accessible.
We invite you to join us for 'Access Entrepreneurship' where, over drinks and cheese platters, you will hear from successful members of the Perth startup community who are living with a disability and innovative individuals from the disability sector about the projects they are working on. We will explore opportunities in the space and how young people living with a disability, or young people interested in the disability sector can become more involved. In attendance, there will be mentors from the Perth startup community, disability sector, University, and young people living with a disability or young people who want to learn more about how they can help make entrepreneurship more accessible.
Interested? RSVP to this event here.