Abilities-Inclusive Ventures Incubator

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Our Virtual Incubator for Abilities-Inclusive Ventures benefits diverse participants who have or would like to start a business serving individuals with disabilities.

We are forming new cohorts of participants in collaboration with our network of collaborators including the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs at William Paterson University.

If interested participants would like accessibility accommodations for physical disabilities, we plan to offer accessibility accommodations in our online training.

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Silvia Barrera, Coordinator of the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs, and Dr. Ana Siqueira, CSREI Director

Benefits for participants

  • Design a business idea that creates value for yourself and for others, while improving your community and the environment based on your interests.
  • Access evidence-based content informed by findings from peer-reviewed research.
  • Join our network for participants in the Incubator program.
  • Develop your entrepreneurial ingenuity skills with a community-based and socially responsible approach.


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Dates: February 18 - April 1, 2022

Duration: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm via Zoom 

(Live sessions will be recorded for participants who cannot attend them on these days and times) 


Access the classes at your own pace and time

Participants who cannot attend the live sessions, have access to the recorded videos of these live sessions as well as other videos and materials, and can complete the program based on their preferred available time and pace during the program.


Time commitment

Before the program

We will assess your current entrepreneurial situation:

  • 30 minutes to 1 hour for audio/video-recorded interview

During the program

You will develop your entrepreneurial ingenuity skills:

  • 1 hour for a live Zoom session per week
  • 30 minutes to 1 hour for self-study per week

After the program

We will remain connected and track your entrepreneurial progress:

  • 30 minutes for audio/video-recorded interview upon completion
  • Group meetings after the program to share progress


  • Business model
  • Mission and vision of the business
  • Entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship
  • Developing your entrepreneurial ingenuity
  • Sources of financial capital and resources
  • Taking the business online
  • Social and environmental responsibility
  • Community and collective business solutions


Our Virtual Incubator for Abilities-Inclusive Ventures is made possible by an Insight Development Grant from Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

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