OpenDoor

OpenDoor is our accelerator that’s supporting products, services or projects that can make work more inclusive. Meet our first cohort…

We’re helping teams inside and outside of organisations develop their solution, find a route to market and reach a wider audience. For our first OpenDoor programme, which we delivered in 2019, our focus was on making work more inclusive for everyone.

OUR CHALLENGE AREAS FOR COHORT ONE

Inclusive workplaces

How can we create physical workplaces, policies, interview practices or cultures that attract a truly diverse talent pool?

Careers

How can innovation enable everyone to pursue meaningful work throughout their lives, and whatever their circumstances?

Entrepreneurship

How can we make it easier for people from under-represented groups to start a business, get the funding they need to scale and overcome conscious or unconscious bias?

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM OUR PROGRAMME

That’s a wrap: our OpenDoor cohort graduates

Over the past 12 weeks, nine organisations have been through OpenDoor: Plexal’s accelerator programme aimed at supporting solutions that can make work more inclusive.

5 minutes with Nana Badu, founder of BADU Sports and BADU Community

Nana Badu is the founder of BADU Sports and BADU Community: organisations that are using the power of sport and community to change the story of countless young people in

Apply now for OpenDoor: our inclusion accelerator programme

We’re excited to open applications for OpenDoor: our inclusion accelerator programme. 

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Dom Hymans

Dom Hyams, communications director at Grid Smarter Cities, joined our OpenDoor accelerator to develop and scale ADAPT (Assistance for Disabled Air Passenger Travel): an app aimed at making it easier for disabled people to navigate through airports.

READ HIS STORY

WORK WITH OUR INCLUSION TEAM

Get in touch if you'd like to support our next OpenDoor programme, learn more about our assistive technology work or bring an inclusion challenge to us