THE NUMBERS ARE STAGGERING

new cases a year in the US alone – enough to populate one pretty large suburb

80,000

1

in

54

children

2.5%

adults have autism,

which is

5.4M

in the US alone

THE HUMAN CHALLENGES ARE EVEN MORE SO

75% with a college education are unemployed

50% one incident of self-injurious behavior

50% wonder off and go missing

30% have seizures

40% are non or limited speakers

Over 50% with below average or low IQ

4 Years for a diagnosis vs the goal of 18 m  

TECH IS BOOMING IN HEALTHCARE AND EDUCATION

BUT NOT IN AUTISM

Not even 1% of the autism services spend is on tech or new life sciences.

 

Investments in ABA services crowd out investments in tech and life sciences.

 

Yet a single piece of technology can assist our children as or more effectively than multiple aides.

 

Promising startups struggle for capital.

2015 US Spend
on Autism
$269B
2025 PROJECTION
$461B

INNOVATION IS EMERGING ACROSS THE SPECTRUM AND LIFESPAN

Care Coordination
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BUT PROMISING SOLUTIONS ARE FAILING TO LAUNCH OR SLOW TO SCALE

Innovators and investors lack access to each other

Innovators lack access to pilot sites and customers

Innovators lack access to experts and advisors

The market is complex, with distinct entities in the role of payer, customer and consumer

SOLUTION: BLUEUMBRELLA AN INNOVATION HUB JUMP STARTS HIGH IMPACT TECHNOLOGY

ECOSYSTEM

HUB

Convene and connect entrepreneurs, ideas, and capital

INNOVATION 

PROGRAMS

Partnerships with private and non-profit partners.

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We built BlueUmbrella to address the challenges facing our kids and the startups serving them
A nonprofit registered in the State of Massachusetts