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We are excited to announce the semi-finalists for the Disability:IN 2023 Pitch Perfect Challenge!

During the semi-finals, DOBEs will give their virtual pitches live to corporate decision-makers and fellow entrepreneurs. Three DOBEs, including one “People’s Choice” to be selected via social voting, will advance to the Final Round at the Disability:IN Global Conference in July.
Social Voting
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Ashley T. Brundage, President

Empowering Differences

Empowering Differences is an organization founded on the 10 Empowering Actions used by founder Ashley T Brundage to advance her career in less than five years from a homeless part-time bank teller to the National Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion while working at PNC Bank in the United States of America.

Empowering Differences

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Fiona Dawson, Director

Free Lion Productions

Free Lion Productions envisions a day when all people are treated with equitable rights, equitable respect, and equitable responsibility. Founded by Emmy®-nominated and award-winning filmmaker, Fiona Dawson, their mission is to decolonize the world of gender and sexuality.

Free Lion Productions

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Keisha Greaves, Founder

Girls Chronically Rock

After being diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy, Keisha Greaves started her own line of t-shirts called Girls Chronically Rock to inspire others with chronic illnesses to have confidence in themselves and not let their disability define who they are.
Girls Chronically Rock
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Timothy Cornelius, Founder & CEO

P3 Technology, LLC

P3 Technology is more than just a disability-owned and operated company – they’re a catalyst for change. Their team provides the invaluable insights companies need to truly understand and serve their disabled customers. They guide businesses in breaking down accessibility barriers, instilling inclusivity in their market research, product development, and services. More than reshaping products and services, they’re transforming the world into one where disability is a celebrated part of our society.
P3 Technology LLC
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John Reid, President

Sky Inc.

SKY is a Los Angeles-based psychological brand design studio that helps companies to combine positive purpose with the power of leading-edge brand development. Their focuses are elevated brand strategy, film and video, marketing, creative services, and consulting. Together, these offerings provide SKY’s clients with a comprehensive “brand platform.” The results are brands that outperform their competition and inspire their audiences.
Sky Inc.
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Jeanette Towles, President

Synterex, Inc.

Synterex is a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise and disability-owned global clinical and regulatory consulting firm that provides clinical writing and development solutions. They are committed to applying years of experience, current subject matter expertise, and technical knowledge to help clients deliver important new therapies to patients in an expedient manner.
Synterex Inc.