ABOUT US

Our mission is to harness the power of technological innovation for driving inclusion of people with disability.

THE REMARKABLE STORY

The origins of Remarkable go back to a global competition that sparked the development of a solar powered wheelchair and an Australian first hackathon event called “Enabled by Design-athon” organised by Cerebral Palsy Alliance in 2014 in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney and FutureGov.

Telstra Foundation were in attendance at the design-athon and out of this came a partnership that started out as Life Labs and became known as Remarkable which launched in April 2016.

Remarkable is a division of Cerebral Palsy Alliance and is funded by icare Foundation, Telstra Foundation, Microsoft and VivCourt.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is an organisation that provides family-centred therapies, life skills programs, equipment and support for people living with cerebral palsy and their families.

meet remarkable us

We have teamed up with Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF) to run our first United States-based Remarkable Pilot Program in 2022.

The team at CPARF funds the brightest researchers in the United States to change what’s possible for cerebral palsy and we believe together we can have a huge impact!

We are excited for this partnership to help us increase the global reach of Remarkable’s mission to support disability-tech startups and drive innovation that amplifies all human potential.

Meet team Remarkable

Pete Horsley

Remarkable Founder

Pete has more than 15 years’ experience in the not for profit sector in youth, corporate engagement, social impact and innovation. He has a penchant for good design starting his career as a landscape architect. Now he eats way too many eggs and hopes one day to be an extra in a movie.

Vivien Mullan

Marketing & Communications Manager

Viv is the self-identified ‘Remarkable enthusiast’. She has been involved in the Disability sector for over a decade and loves to combine this experience with her passion for storytelling. Throughout her career, she has worked in marketing roles, the not-for-profit space and on a variety of films and TV Shows.

George Miller

Operations Manager

George thrives from finding technical solutions to problems and is always looking for ways to give back time to others by creating sophisticated automations, systems and tools with human centred UX design at the heart. Outside of work you will find George swimming, cycling and running in a quest to keep up his status as a semi professional Triathlete

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Filipa Araújo

Head of Startup Ecosystem

Filipa is an experienced accelerator director and ecosystem builder. Her focus is to back entrepreneurs that work to solve impactful challenges and find it hard to get support. She is a strong advocate for underrepresented founders and was the Director of the SheStarts accelerator. She has worked with hundreds of startups across Africa, Europe, Oceania and Southeast Asia.
She holds a double Master’s degree in International Business and Social Entrepreneurship from CEMS and Nova SBE.
She can’t walk away from a philosophical conversation and loves nature walks.

Molly Levitt

Director, Remarkable USA

Molly is a marketing executive, teacher, and disability advocate based in Boston. Her first foray into tech was serving as the Founder and CEO of BrightLoop, an EdTech platform that helped teachers individualize learning. She took the organization through a number of accelerators including Y Combinator and Mass Challenge. More recently she has served in senior-level marketing roles with one of the largest media organizations in education and for a health and wellness startup. Before she jumped into tech, she was an educator with a focus on supporting students with learning disabilities. In her free time, she has volunteered for 22 years at Camp Jabberwocky, an overnight camp for children and adults with disabilities on Martha’s Vineyard. She holds a Masters in Education from Harvard and a BA from Boston College.

Samuel Lazarus

Senior Advisor, Remarkable USA

Sam is an experienced Silicon Valley executive having scaled startups from Seed stage to Series C as a CEO and Chief of Staff. Previously he worked as a Program Manager for Operation Smile, the largest volunteer surgical nonprofit in the world, where he ran their China program that brought thousands of patient’s new smiles through free facial reconstruction surgery. He serves as board advisor to startups and has done work for SevenSevenSix and Overlooked Ventures on building infrastructure and pipelines to support historically excluded founders. He loves anything related to startups and entrepreneurship, but has a particular fascination for operations, culture, branding, and financial modeling. He holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BA in East Asian Studies from Middlebury College.

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