ProFound is a truly unique incubator launching in Perth, Western Australia, where neurodiverse individuals passionate about coding and technology, will be given a pathway towards developing a digital product, starting their journey as a technical founder and launching their own business venture. Read about us in Business News.
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A one-of-a-kind incubator nurturing neurodiverse entrepreneurs
Our incredible team of educators and mentors will teach you up-to-date and industry level skill sets to prepare you in launching a quality digital product for the market.
Encouraging life-long learning and kick starting your career as a technical founder, we will work with you to learn how you can continue to grow your client base and build a sustainable business.
The program is tailored specifically for individuals of neurodiversity who are known to be amazing problem solvers, creative thinkers, with great attention to detail and love personal and professional development.
We are currently inviting potential corporate sponsors, social partners (non-for-profits and social enterprises, advocacy groups), mentors, educators and researchers passionate about having real impact to become actively engaged with ProFound. We want to ensure the best possible outcomes for our participants to reach their aspirations with their digital startups, so connect with us below if you’re interested in being a part of this unique incubator.
If you’re a business or organization looking for a digital product to be developed through the ProFound program, fill out the form below for a free consultation. Working closely with our participants and our creative development team here at ProFound, we can help bring your ideas into reality building a personalised solution for you.
“While 250,000 Australians are diagnosed with autism, less than half have ever worked, and of those that have, many have either not maintained their employment or the work has not been related to their education/skill or interest. An innovative initiative, ProFound, is likely to change these statistics by providing talented neurodiverse adults with the guidance and mentoring they require to start-up their own business ventures.“
“AASQA is delighted to work with the ProFound Incubator to provide this unique platform for neurodiverse individuals who wish to develop their concepts into viable technology products or services. I am looking forward to seeing many budding tech entrepreneurs emerge from this program which is the first of its kind in Australia.“
“ProFound is an opportunity for neurodiverse individuals to kick-start their digital career as an entrepreneur. Our program is unique in its ability to connect participants with educators as well as immersing them into a startup project. They will come out of the program with experiences beyond any work experience or regular job.“
“As someone who is neurodivergent (being on the bipolar spectrum, and having ADHD), as well as having family members who are on the autism spectrum, I know it’s incredibly important for neurodiverse individuals to feel empowered by having self-determination in their career and aspirations. In our unique program, not only will participants begin their startup journey, but they will be immersed and supported by a passionate community of entrepreneurs.“
What is an ProFound?
ProFound is an incubator of Apps People Pty Ltd, designed to nurture neurodiverse individuals to reach their aspirations by giving them the right industry skill sets and networking opportunities to develop their ideas and launch a digital product.
Who are Apps People?
Apps People is a successful Perth=based mobile application development company. They specialise in the design and development of web and mobile apps for iOS and Android, with a talented team of creatives based in Australia.
What is ‘Neurodiversity’?
Neurodiversity embraces neurological differences like autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia as something to be valued. People who are considered neurodiverse often have higher-than-average abilities and different cognitive styles of thinking allowing for real creativity and innovation.
Why is this important?
The neurodiverse population remains a largely untapped talent pool and are often overlooked for their talent. By providing opportunities for neurodiverse individuals to reach their aspirations, we can help them gain valuable core industry skills, allowing for more real-world experiences focussing on their strengths for creativity and innovation in the workplace.
Who can apply?
If you are on the autism spectrum, or have a related condition, and have a background in coding and development, we’d love for you to apply! We also encourage those who live regionally to also apply.
How can I get involved?
You can become a sponsor, partner, or express your interest to be a mentor or educator as a part of the program by contacting us here.