Now Streaming: 'Born for Enterprise' Shines the Highlight on Disabled Entrepreneurs

A strong docuseries that spotlights the untold tales of 4 entrepreneurs with disabilities, Born for Enterprise provides viewers an insider’s take a look at what it takes to launch and run a thriving small enterprise. Simply as every entrepreneur is on the point of success, they need to navigate the issues that the COVID-19 pandemic presents.

The sequence options 4 proficient disabled entrepreneurs:

  • Qiana Allen is a fashionista with lupus who creates clothes for ladies with curves.
  • Collette Divitto is a baker with Down syndrome who owns a cookie model on a mission to create change.
  • Chris Triebes is a pushed single dad with spinal muscular atrophy (sort III) making waves within the music trade.
  • Lexi Zanghi is a millennial entrepreneur with nervousness who runs a fashion-forward model.

“For too lengthy, individuals with disabilities have been shut out of the office,” mentioned Jonathan Murray, Bunim/Murray Productions. “With Born for Enterprise, we’re exhibiting how individuals with disabilities have lengthy been utilizing entrepreneurship to create an financial livelihood for themselves.”

Individuals with disabilities, who typically face stigmas when on the lookout for employment, are creating their very own alternatives and success the world over. Actually, in accordance with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals with disabilities are self-employed at a price practically twice that of their nondisabled friends.

As of the 2019 American Group Survey, roughly 700,000 staff with disabilities in america had been self-employed, having fun with the flexibleness and alternatives that entrepreneurship supplies.

Research present that roughly 70% of individuals with disabilities need to work. 1000’s may turn into entrepreneurs if they’ll develop their abilities and entry capital. There are a lot of free assets, compiled by the incapacity nonprofit RespectAbility, to assist individuals with disabilities and others begin their very own companies.

Born for Enterprise creates a paradigm shift for individuals with disabilities as a result of it’s genuine and reveals what individuals with disabilities CAN obtain. On the identical time, it doesn’t sugar coat it. It reveals tales of resilience and innovation that may have common enchantment as they’re completely timed for a second when individuals are struggling to get previous the challenges of this time.

“We’re making a world the place entrepreneurship is accessible for everybody,” mentioned Harley Finkelstein, President, Shopify. “We’re elevating these untold tales of entrepreneurship to point out the ability of entrepreneurship to make desires a actuality.”

Chris Triebes of The Congregation Presents is a single father with spinal muscular atrophy (sort III) who’s making waves within the music trade. He mentioned he was focused on showing on Born for Enterprise because of the lack of illustration of individuals with disabilities “who’ve a disproportionately low voice” in media, particularly on the subject of portraying tales of proactive enterprise homeowners making their very own alternatives and succeeding. He laments the often-repeated tropes of pitied individuals with disabilities who’re painted as helpless or unresourceful. “I need to assist normalize incapacity,” he mentioned in dialog with RespectAbility. “I believe I will be somebody who’s good for that.” 

Born for Enterprise is produced by Shopify Studios and Bunim/Murray Productions, the Emmy Award-winning creators of Born This Method. Tobi Lütke, Pam Silverstein, Gil Goldschein, Jonathan Murray, Julie Pizzi, Erica Ross, Jonathan Stern, and Laura Korkoian function govt producers and Jacob Lane and Millee Taggart-Ratcliffe function co-executive producers.

All 10 episodes are streaming on Peacock (USA) and CRAVE (Canada).

Media Contact:
Lauren Appelbaum

Supply: RespectAbility