THE NUMBERS ARE STAGGERING
new cases a year in the US alone – enough to populate one pretty large suburb
adults have autism,
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
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
Convene and connect entrepreneurs, ideas, and capital
Partnerships with private and non-profit partners.