Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

  • How is Synergies Work funded?

    Synergies Work is funded through a combination of public and private partnerships, donations, and sponsorships. This funding allows us to offer our programs at no cost to participants.

  • What is the mission of Synergies Work?

    Synergies Work aims to empower entrepreneurs with disabilities by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support to launch and grow their businesses. The organization believes in creating inclusive economic opportunities for all.

  • What is Synergies Work?

    Synergies Work is an organization dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs with disabilities. We provide guidance, funding, coaching, and connections to help founders launch and grow their businesses.
     

Program Information

  • Are there any prerequisites or prior experience needed to join Synergies Work programs?

    While prior business experience can be beneficial, it is not always necessary. Synergies Work looks for motivated individuals with a clear vision for their business and the willingness to learn and grow. 

  • Who is eligible to join Synergies Work programs?

    Typically our programs require the following, but we reccomend checking the specific program page for any deviations from this: 

    • Be the founder and majority owner of an active business OR are interested in starting a business. 
    • Be at least 18 years old.
    • Self-identify as disabled.
    • Be a U.S. resident​.

Community Hub

  • How do I sign up for the Synergies Work community platform?

    You can sign up for the Synergies Work community platform by clicking here and following the signup instructions. This platform provides access to resources, networking opportunities, and program updates​.
     

EDDIE Awards

  • What are the EDDIE Awards?

    The EDDIE Awards celebrate entrepreneurs with disabilities in categories like Creativity, Newcomer, Community Champion, and Techpreneur. The Entrepreneur of the Year receives a $10,000 cash prize and business support services. Learn more here.
      

  • What is the application process for the EDDIE Awards?

    The application process for the EDDIE Awards typically involves submitting an online application form, providing details about the business and the entrepreneur's journey, and outlining how their work aligns with the award categories. Specific deadlines and criteria are posted on the Synergies Work website.

Partnership & Volunteer

  • How can my organization partner with Synergies Work?

    Organizations can partner with Synergies Work by becoming sponsors, offering expertise and mentorship, providing funding, or collaborating on programs and events. Contact us here for partnership opportunities. 

Donations and Support

  • Are donations to Synergies Work tax-deductible?

    Yes, Synergies Work is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are typically tax-deductible. It is advisable to consult with a tax professional for specific details regarding tax deductions.

  • How can I support Synergies Work?

    You can support Synergies Work by donating, becoming a sponsor, volunteering, or partnering with the organization. Donations can be made through our website here, an d there are various opportunities for individuals and organizations to get involved​.