Membership is open to entrepreneurs, business leaders and established startup founders who are disabled or whose work focuses on disabled people.
As a member, we’ll help you accelerate your business, and develop needed products and services from idea stage through to global deployment. We’ll help your find solutions to you challenges.
Members are supported through an extensive programme, delivered by our partners, and will have complimentary membership at Plexal for up to 6 months.
As a member of ELIEZ, you’ll have access to:
- desk space at Plexal and Plexal’s innovation consultancy team
- network access to ELIEZ partners
- innovative ELIEZ programmes hosted by university partners
- Barclays Business breakfast meet-ups
- invitations to Maker Night meet-ups at Barclays Eagle labs, hackathons and other partner events
- community events at Plexal
- ELIEZ focus groups and activities
- 3 months complimentary F6S accounting support
- additional support for building business via UCL’s Innovation & Enterprise team
All events will be delivered virtually until further notice.
We’re looking for innovative business leaders and design thinkers with ventures that will radically change inclusive innovation and accessibility sectors.
To be eligible for membership, you must
- have run an established venture for at least 12 months
- be a disabled entrepreneur, startup founder or business leader, or a design thinker, creating products making a positive different in disability-led innovation and accessibility
- be able to demonstrate your business will generate employment opportunities and contribute to the local economy
- have an understanding on the issues on disability led innovation in the UK and knowledge on specific user challenges
We’re also keen to speak to you if you:
- are a student enterprise receiving support on experimentation testing, developing and prototyping
- are an established businesses wanting to shift focus to online activities due to Covid-19
- have a product with some evidence of its merits and how it can solve a problem
- have a clear idea of how to produce, sell and distribute a solution, addressing the needs of people with a range of accessibility challenges