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Funding Opportunities for Innovative Autism Startups

December 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST


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We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity and have access to technologies that can unravel the most complex problems. Yet autism affects 1 in 54 American children.

Investments in research, products and services remain fragmented and often redundant. But serious investors are jump-starting early stage ideas that help people with autism live great lives. They’re aggressively investing in life science breakthroughs and therapeutics, digital health and innovative service companies. Concentrating capital, expertise, and community to accelerate advances in autism.

Entrepreneurs are doing their part as well — driving innovation in autism through amazing companies that return real value to others.

Together they’re accelerating autism solutions and rewriting the impact investing equation, overlaying financial discipline and proven business strategies to improve the status quo for individuals with autism.

December 3rd’s free panel on Back 2 Biz will focus on these amazing founders, CEOs and investors who are redefining what returning value means — everyday.

We’ll sit down with CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs, and a Silicon Valley VC for a session moderated by Dan Feshbach, CEO and Co-founder of Blue Umbrella and part of the Organizing Team of the Autism Impact Fund— to explore the current state of funding and discover how entrepreneurs are building companies that leverage the unique strengths and talents in the autism community!

Join us Thursday, December 3 at 12:00 p.m. ET for a live conversation moderated by Dan Feshbach with:

    • Harish Bikmal | CEO, Zenaviv — bringing the artistic talents of autistic artists to life
    • Dan Feshbach | CEO and Co-Founder, Blue Umbrella | Organizing Team, Autism Impact Fund
    • Vanessa Castañeda Gill | CEO, Social Cipher — changing the game for social learning
    • Jamil Karriem | CEO, Hiki — friendship / social app for the autism community

Join us to discover how investors and entrepreneurs are changing lives and accelerating autism solutions!


Back 2 Biz is a series of engaging and interactive conversations examining how tech, entrepreneurship and innovation can improve our lives and bring businesses back — stronger & safely. Sessions are live and free to register. On-demand access will be available to all registrants. Overflow live stream on the MITEFDC website and YouTube Channel.

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Funding Opportunities for Innovative Autism Startups

Thursday, December 3, 2020
12:00-1:00 pm  |  (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


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