Developing products for the autism community requires a unique combination of skills, talents, and experiences that span across multiple disciplines.
Although developing products is a major challenge, it is only the first step in approaching some of the biggest challenges facing the autism community.
The challenges that loom after product development are tremendous. Through research and experience with bringing products to market, Blue Umbrella has identified key barriers to innovation in the autism space.
Autism Innovators Face 3 Key Barriers
Entrepreneurs can’t easily access those who are motivated to pay for autism
Entrepreneurs can’t easily determine the value of solving problems for people with autism
CONNECTIONS TO THE AUTISM COMMUNITY
Entrepreneurs can’t easily gain the deep understanding needed to design solutions
Solution: Accelerate Autism Innovation
Bring high impact research based autism technology and services to market faster
“De-risk” autism investing and adopting innovative technologies for autism
Facilitate the flow of talent into technology driven autism products and services
Build global network of technologists, entrepreneurs, corporate innovators, researchers, mentors and companies with distribution
Generate a mix of funding sources with a variety of social and economic return targets
Enable health insurers, education companies, autism service providers and employers to discover and access innovative data and technology
Autism Innovation Platform
For entrepreneurs and corporate innovators, we provides direct links to buyers, market sizing data, and relationships to the autism community and researchers.
For insurance and education companies, employers, autism service providers, and government Blue Umbrella is provides access to high-quality solutions and experts
We are incredibly excited about what the Blue Umbrella team aims to achieve over the next two years. We are initial focusing in a few key areas:
Enabling Autism Employment Tech and Services companies secure Pilot Projects with Employers
Connecting autism companies to advisors
Connecting autism companies with investors
Enabling buyers to discover innovative autism and neuro tech companies via the BlueUmbrella innovation database.
Enabling autism companies with educational and behavioral health solutions to connect with corporations with employees with kids on the spectrum and the insurance companies that cover their employees.
Hosting accelerators, hackathons, and tech meetups
Organizing an annual autism innovation conference
Consulting with companies holding intellectual property and products that could be useful in the autism space