Disability Innovation

Through Remarkable US, We’re Making Accessibility Accessible

In 2022, as part of a global program, CPARF launched Remarkable US — the first US-based nonprofit-funded disability technology startup accelerator supporting life-changing technology for people with cerebral palsy (CP) and co-occurring disabilities.

Our 16-week accelerator equips startups with seed funding and the necessary knowledge, skills, and tools to become commercially viable businesses making a positive social impact. Through masterclasses, sprints, and deep dives, startups hone their work with personal coaches, experts in everything from market fit to business models to strategy and sustainability. This culminates on Demo Day where each startup pitches to more than 400 international investors, partners, and industry connections. Through CPARF, Remarkable US companies also get access to the CP Research Network of more than 30 participating hospitals, along with world-class disability-focused mentors.

Startups in the US-based program receive $55,000 USD of funding, which is made possible by CPARF, the James and Pamela Griffith Family Foundation, and Aristocrat.

Meet The Future of Disability Technology

During our pilot cohort in 2022, we welcomed three startups into the Remarkable US Accelerator — and in 2023, we doubled the number of startups we’re funding, thanks to generous partners and donors. Keep scrolling to discover all of the companies and learn about their work.

a purple square featuring text, "Meet the 2022 Remarkable US cohort." Below are the six logos of companies taking part.
a purple square featuring text, "Meet the 2022 Remarkable US cohort." Below are the six logos of companies taking part.

Our innovative pilot cohort continues to excel in the assistive technology space. Biomotum was accepted into The MassChallenge HealthTech accelerator, Participant Assistive Products was chosen to be part of the SOCAP23 Global Entrepreneur Program, and WearWorks’ WayBand is now available for purchase.

two men discussing an assistive device from Biomotum called SPARK. The model is wearing it around their calf.

Biomotum optimizes human mobility by providing intelligent and intuitive wearable systems, to a wide range of users in the medical markets and empowers individuals to live healthy and productive lives through the use of their products.

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a man and child both sitting in a wheelchair.

Participant Assistive Products is on a mission to democratize quality assistive products.

We believe that no person should be left behind and we are working to help people with disabilities to fully participate in life.

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Two Black men posing for a photo together outside.

WearWorks is building haptic experiences to make the world a more accessible place.

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a purple square featuring text, "Meet the 2023 Remarkable US cohort. Below are the six logos of companies taking part.
a purple square featuring text, "Meet the 2023 Remarkable US cohort. Below are the six logos of companies taking part.

“We could not be more excited to welcome these companies into our 2023 cohort. All of them are solving some major challenges for people with disabilities and we believe that Remarkable can help ensure that people with disabilities are able to get access to these innovations quickly and affordably.” — Molly Levitt, Director of Remarkable US

A woman sitting peacefully with the ocean in the background. "Designed for Your Freedom" appears in the center.

Aurie is building a reusable no-touch catheter system to help intermittent catheter users avoid urinary tract infections.

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cephable logo of an octopus arm with a red/pink background

Cephable (formerly Enabled Play) levels the playing field for people with disabilities by giving them new ways to control their technology that work for them.

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a hand holding a cup with the help of the HominidX Fiber device.

Hominid X develops transformative assistive grasping devices to help individuals with hand disabilities to gain greater functional independence.

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A logo for SpineX

SpineX Inc. is a clinical-stage bioelectric MedTech company committed to delivering spinal cord neuromodulation technologies to improve the lives of people with neurological conditions.

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A woman with a limb difference wearing an adaptive bra.

Springrose designs adaptive intimate apparel that improves quality of life for women with limited mobility.

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Learn More

If you’re an innovator or an entrepreneur who’s building a US-based startup that you think would be a good fit for Remarkable US, please register your interest for an upcoming accelerator program.

If you’re an investor who wants to help fund Remarkable US or invest in an existing company, please reach out to molly.levitt@remarkable.org.