American Bionics Pathfinder Program

We support incredible startups working on life-changing solutions for people with lower-limb disabilities.

Our purpose is to be a catalyst for improved development and delivery of groundbreaking innovations that will one day make wheelchairs and walkers obsolete.

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Our Purpose

Our purpose is to be a catalyst for improved development and delivery of groundbreaking innovations that will one day make wheelchairs and walkers obsolete.

Strategic Coaching and Mentorship

Vital Resource Connections

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Tailored Industry Networking

Our Partners

 

We are proud to partner with leading startup incubators, accelerators, investors and more to foster world-class support for disability tech entrepreneurs.

HAX

The world’s first accelerator program focused specifically on “hard tech” startups.
HAX is the most active global investor in hard tech through its fund SOSV.

Intermed Labs

Intermed Labs is an award-winning innovation lab and startup studio
that advances technological breakthroughs in Health Technology.

Social Enterprise Greenhouse

With over 1,800 ventures served, SEG is a leading startup incubator and accelerator designed to help entrepreneurs maximize their social impact.

OVYL

Ovyl is a cutting-edge design studio that helps product businesses break into hardware through the seamless integration of high-end design and high-tech electronics.

MOMENTUM LABS

Momentum Labs (a program of Concept Companies) is developing a
nationwide network of scale-up facilities for emerging life science and technology companies.

Tandem Launch

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Making the World Accessible

The hard truth is no matter how many ramps and elevators we build, we will never make the world fully wheelchair and walker accessible.

However, with bionics, we can make people with disabilities fully accessible to the world.

As a nonprofit, our programming is provided free of charge to bionics startups. Therefore, we rely on donations for our continued growth and development and would be grateful for your support.

Apply for Support

Are you a bionics startup looking to accelerate your growth? Our program is designed to minimize bureaucracy and efficiently get you the coaching and resources you need to take things to the next level. To learn more or to apply for support, click the button below.

Background

There are an estimated 100 million people around the world living with lower-limb disability. Disease, spinal cord injury, amputation, stroke, and aging are just a few of the contributing factors to this broad and diverse population. Yet innovation for people with physical disabilities lags well behind advances in other industries. 

Why? University labs are often more focused on research rather than solution development and delivery, and the few big companies in this space are generally slow and risk averse, meaning that real groundbreaking innovation often takes decades to come to market. And if innovation isn’t coming to market, it’s not helping those in need. 

That’s why supporting entrepreneurship in bionics is so important. In fact, with the right investments in technology and business, we can create a groundswell of innovation that enables freedom of mobility for all. Whether a child, a wounded veteran, or an elderly loved one, let’s create a future where everyone lives with the same independence that so many of us take for granted.

Want to help? Join the world’s leading community of organizations and thought leaders working to improve the lives of people with lower-limb disabilities.