Disability is a large problem, 1 Billion people in the world have some or the other kind of disability. 2. 2 Billion people will need at least 1 assistive product by 2030. Today I speak to Prateek Madhav the Co-founder & CEO of the Assistive Technology Accelerator . ATA is india’s first ever assistive technology accelerator. They help startups build tech based solutions for people with disabilities. He talks about how it all got started , examples of tech for good products. He talks about funding, product market fit and the biggest challenges within the disability ecosystem. He talks about the mistakes startups make when pitching to investors , how to scale , thinking globally and after the doom and gloom of India getting knocked out of the World Cup. We talk about an Indian cricket team who are world champions.
In this conversation we also talk about:
- How do they identify startups
- Biggest insights so far
- Technology does not discriminate
- 70% of Indian disabled people live in rural areas.
- When's the best time to launch?
- walking away from corporate life
- Social sector world v corporate world.
- Indian blind cricket team.
- Validating your ideas
- Book recommendation - Zero to one - Peter Thiel
- Running marathons
and much more!
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