SUPPORT FROM THE START

BUILT ON OUR DISABILITY TECH EXPERTISE, THE LAUNCHER supports early stage startups that are improving the lives of people with disability.

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REMARKABLE Launcher PROGRAM

Our newest program supports entrepreneurs and innovators from the beginning of their startup journey. Co-designed with people with disability, entrepreneurs and researchers, the Remarkable Launcher supports 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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WHy apply?

WEEKLY MASTERCLASSES FROM EXPERTS

8 weekly masterclasses and connections to world-class startup and disability tech experts.

Individual mentoring

One-on-one mentoring with a Remarkable mentor to help you progress your specific goals and work on what you learn in the masterclasses.

accountability

Weekly check-ins to help you progress and prioritise the critical things that will grow your startup.

Advice from experienced founders

Hear from experienced founders about what they have done and what they wish they had known when they were where you are now.

tech perks

Get access to more than $10,000 in discounts and support from GitHub, Microsoft, Google, AWS, Airtable, Notion, and more. 

customer showcase

At the conclusion of the program, founders will pitch to potential customers at an online showcase.

Community of early-stage entrepreneurs

Be part of a supportive community of early-stage entrepreneurs at a similar stage to yours.

Who are we looking for?

Individuals or teams who are entrepreneurs, researchers, people with lived experience, carers and other subject matter experts.
 
In the disability, ageing or health tech or universal design 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.

2022 IMPORTANT DATES

Applications closeD: 11 September 2022
Selection announced: 26 September 2022
Program starts: 4 October 2022
Program ends: 1 December 2022

One-on-one mentoring sessions: scheduled with mentor

Time commitment: minimum 5 hours per week

PROGRAM TIMELINE

4 October 2022

Masterclass 1

Intro to disability tech and startups

4 October 2022

11 October

Masterclass 2

Rapid prototyping and MVPs

11 October

18 October

Masterclass 3

B2B and B2C sales and marketing

18 October

25 October

Masterclass 4

Building a great team, legals and IP

25 October

27 October

Mid-program event
27 October

31 October to 6 November

BREAK WEEK
31 October to 6 November

8 November

Masterclass 5

Impact measuring, storytelling & branding

8 November

15 November

Masterclass 6

Business model and pricing

15 November

22 November

Masterclass 7

Extending runway & raising capital

22 November

29 November

Masterclass 8

Planning for the future & support ecosystem

29 November

1 December

Customer Showcase
1 December

*Please note, all sessions will run from 6:00 pm – 7:30pm AEDT. The content outlined above is subject to change.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 rl22@remarkable.org.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications for our 2022 program are now closed. If you have applied, you will be notified of the outcome of your application by 26 September 2022.

If you would like to be notified when we open applications for Launcher in 2023, register your interest.

This document is a downloadable template to guide your application. The questions in the Remarkable #RL22 Application Template are in addition to the general information required: name, contact details and LinkedIn profiles.

Please note that the Remarkable #RL22 Application Template should serve as a template only. You will need to complete your final application online.

Remarkable #RL22 Application Template (PDF)

Remarkable #RL22 Application Template (Word Doc)

You will be notified by 26 September 2022.

ELIGIBILITY

Yes. We accept applications from both individuals and teams. Let us know in the application form if you are looking for one or more co-founders as we might organise an activity around this.

No, this is an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and included.

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. 

Yes, you need to 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.

PROGRAM OFFERING

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 rl22@remarkable.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, 4 October - Masterclass 1

Tuesday, 11 October - Masterclass 2

Tuesday, 18 October - Masterclass 3

Tuesday, 25 October - Masterclass 4

Thursday, 27 October - Mid-program event

Tuesday, 8 November - Masterclass 5

Tuesday, 15 November - Masterclass 6

Tuesday, 22 November - Masterclass 7

Tuesday, 29 November - Masterclass 8

Thursday, 1 December - Customer showcase

*Please note, sessions will run from 6:00pm - 7:30pm AEDT.

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 two program events, from 6.00 pm - 7.30 pm AEDT on the 27 October and the 1 December 2022.

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 2023 edition or in the future.

 

Three of the Launcher participants/teams will skip the first round of selection for the 2023 Accelerator and get a place in the bootcamp, taking place online in December 2022.

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.

Have a different question?

Please reach out using the form below if you have any specific questions that are not listed above.

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