Accelerator and startup investor Remarkable is holding its Demo Day for 2022 next Wednesday, July 20, with eight startups from Australia and the US tackling a range of challenges facing people with disabilities.
Demo Day concludes Remarkable’s 16-week accelerator program, giving founders with ideas ranging from wearable rehabilitation robots to Australia’s first audio tourism platform, a chance to explain how they are harnessing the power of technological innovation to drive the inclusion of people with disabilities. to stimulate.
Each startup has received $75,000 in seed funding.
Notable founder Pete Horsley expanded into the US this year with a pilot program in partnership with 3 US companies in the 2022 group. An all-U.S. cohort will start in 2023, in partnership with sister organization Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF).
“Remarkable’s Demo Day showcases diverse startups in the tourism, medtech, assistive technology, smarthome and fitness industries, while showcasing the tremendous opportunities that exist in the areas of disability, health and aging,” Horsley said.
“To account for the time zones of our global cohort, we are hosting two screenings of the startup pitch this year, which will provide an opportunity to interact with the founders.”
The first showing will begin on July 20 at noon AEST and the second at 1:00 PM. The registration links are: here for session one at noon and here for session 2 at 1pm. The online Demo Day event is free and includes captions, sign language interpretation, and audio descriptions.
Horseley said it was exciting to work with CPARF on the US pilot program.
“In just a few years we have gone from an in-person Australian-based program to a global online program, and now we are launching tailor-made international programs to further meet market needs,” he said.
“The launch of Remarkable US marks an exciting chapter that will allow us to rapidly increase our impact.
“We want to say a big thank you for the incredible support we get from our partners icare NSWTelstra and Foundation VivHofas well as the recently introduced notable US partners CPARF and SmartJob.”
The global market for assistive technology for the disabled and the elderly: is expected to be worth $32 billion by 2026.
These are the startups in the #RA22 cohort presenting at the Remarkable Demo Day.
- homeable – creates personalized and inclusive smart home solutions to increase independence at home.
- Nuroflux – the world’s first wearable to non-invasively monitor brain activity and blood flow, among other vital activities relevant to stroke and post-stroke rehabilitation.
- WearWorks – is a haptics design agency that designs products and experiences that deliver information through touch.
- RecoveryVR – provides a fun and engaging, drug-free virtual reality application that motivates increased adherence to home or clinic rehabilitation activities, while also providing metrics, adherence tracking, and unrestricted access to healthcare using a customized telehealth portal.
- Support products for participants – democratize high-quality assistive products and bring them within reach of those without service, starting with the 70 million people who need, but do not have, a wheelchair or the mobility, health, inclusion and dignity that a suitable wheelchair can provide.
- vacayit – Australia’s first audio tourism platform, using storytelling to revolutionize travel for blind and partially sighted tourists.
- Biomotum – design smart wearable robots to enable mobility and discovery in children with cerebral palsy.
- Accessibility – the first complete fitness app made especially for people with disabilities.