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Stories from the entrepreneurial and digital enablement journey of people and groups in our community.

KARLEIGH-JANE JONES

WHO

Karleigh-Jayne Jones, Disability Advocate, Athlete & Entrepreneur

WHEN

September 2019

VENTURE / ENTERPRISE

Participation at Tauranga Startup Weekend - Sustainable Development Goals

DESCRIPTION

Develop a platform to bring people with disabilities together and provide resources for them.

PROBLEM

The current system does not include people with disabilities.

OBJECTIVES

Karleigh is passionate about inclusion and advocacy and wants to channel her passion to make change happen for the benefit of people with disabilities.

HYPOTHESES

Enterprise is a useful tool to help solve large complex challenges, and provides a framework to take action.

PROGRESS

All actions steps are taken wearing autism with pride and educating others along the way.

IMPACT

Advocated for and lead the changes in our event delivery to be inclusive. This included created our first ever quiet space for participants to take a break from their teams and disruptions at the venue, and providing for finger food requests.

OUTCOMES TO DATE

  • Completed another Entrepreneurship programme with the Princes’ Trust
  • Firm belief that ‘nothing should stop you from achieving your goal’

TO DO

Surround project with a community of supporters.

ORGANISATIONS

Venture Centre, University of Waikato, Princes Trust

LOCATIONS

Tauranga Moana

SERVICES USED

Event: Tauranga Startup Weekend Sustainable Development Goals

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