Enabled.vip have taken a huge step forward recently, committing to joint research project by submitting a funding application to the Hopkins Centre focussed on empowering people with disability through entrepreneurial skills, self-efficacy and mentorship.
This exciting research project is being jointly proposed by experienced researchers from Griffith University, Griffith Business School, DoR Metro South Health and Enabled.vip. A funding request has been submitted today to the Hopkins Centre and the research team are confident it will be well received.
This research cements Enabled.vip as a thought leader in the space of disability research and the huge potential value by growing self-efficacy for people living with disability through developing entrepreneurial skills.
Enabled.vip are a new not for profit entity that has been established to provide support services and mentoring to people living with disability that want to improve their financial independence through setting up their own business, taking on a role in the gig economy or looking to generate financial benefit from a hobby. Enabled.vip are currently recruiting a pilot group of first clients to participate in the program.
Dr Vanette McLennan, Senior Lecturer in Rehabilitation Counselling at Griffith University said today, “this research builds on existing understanding and should significantly improve our understanding of how to best provide support, mentoring and encourage entrepreneurial skills for people living with a disability. It will also generate understanding on the lived experience and personal value generated for individuals in using entrepreneurial skills to improve their personal financial position.”
“This research will allow us to quantify what we believe to be the case, that empowering and supporting people with disability will allow them to become more financially independent and obtain significant personal and self esteem uplift by expanding their entrepreneurial skills”, said Dr Gary Allen, co-founder and CEO of Enabled.vip that has significant lived experience of creating successful business venture as a person living with a disability. “Self-reliance, or even a small amount of work can be hugely beneficial to someone who has spent much of the life being told what they cannot do”, said Gary.
Funding submission for this research titled Enabled.vip: Empowering people with disabilities through entrepreneurial skills, self-efficacy and mentorship, was made to the Hopkins Centre this week, and should it be successful the research project will commence early in 2021.
Enabled.vip are continuing to seek additional partners and support from individuals and organisations, especially around additional startup funding, mentoring capability, and support in terms of gaining traction and reach to potential customers. If you or someone you know may be interested, please get in contact with us throughout website https://enabled.vip or [email protected].