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Inclusivity Business Resource Series Part 1: Ats Labs

Scaling an accessibility tech startup is hard. Whether you’ve been told “disability is a niche market” or that you keep getting generic answers to hard questions, we get it. ATS Labs was designed specifically to help accessibility tech scale.

Over a free, 3-month virtual accelerator, come join tailored masterclasses from leading accessibility entrepreneurs and access a vast global network of disability innovators. Let’s help you #EnableEveryone.

Applications for ATS Labs 2023 are open until July 21, 2023. The 2023 cohort will run from the first week of September to late November 2023.

In this info session, ATS Labs’ founder Varun Chandak will share how his own experience with assistive tech led to the creation of the program. He will share how ATS Labs is designed to help take accessibility startups from their first 10 customers to their next 1000. Come learn about ATS Labs’ unique masterclasses, global network, and the secrets to benefiting over 500,000 people with disabilities.

This info session is geared to founders of accessibility startups, that is, entrepreneurs building B2C or B2B products or services serving people with disabilities. This could also include agetech, caretech, healthtech, medtech, BCI and related startups.


Varun Chandak -Founder @ Access to Success Incubator

Varun is the founder of ATS Labs, Canada’s first accelerator for accessibility startups. Motivated by his hearing loss and Erb’s Palsy, Varun has also co-founded a global alliance of disability tech accelerators, the world’s first support program for MBA students with disabilities, and several other unique initiatives. A sought-after speaker on inclusive design and accessibility, Varun was named a 2023 Top 50 Changemaker in Canada and received the inaugural Tom Wilson Leadership in Disability award.

Want to be part of the Inclusivity Business Resource Series?

Work with Innovation Factory to help build a connected, accessible and inclusive innovation ecosystem for startups, scaling businesses and their customers. For more information, email [email protected]

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Jul 11 2023


12:00 pm - 12:30 pm


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