Building One World Where People with Disabilities Belong

Our Story

Our Vision

To unleash the power of entrepreneurship among persons with disabilities by providing opportunities and, leveling the playing field for equal talent and closing the network gaps.

Our Values

We believe in always being person centered and leading with respect, and patience. We firmly believe that everyone has a gift or a talent to offer to the world. It can be a gift of hand, a gift of heart and/or a gift of head.

What We Do

Synergies Work is the largest startup hub in the United States for disability-led businesses that has served over 300 founders through its accelerator and incubator programs. By supporting founders at every stage of their journey, we are building an entrepreneurial ecosystem for disabled founders to thrive. We are igniting a movement of entrepreneurship within the disability community, based on our three pillars.

Meet Our Board

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Aarti Sahgal

Founder of Synergies Work
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Shakir Moin

President, Marketing, Coca-Cola North America
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Athar Khan

Delta Air Lines
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Peter Baron

Carabiner Communications
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Steven Hartman

General Electric (Formerly)
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Arjun Sahgal

Ascent Platform
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Dr. Serena Lowe

AnereS Strategies
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Charlie Miller

GCDD’s Legislative Advocacy Director

Meet Our Advisors

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Jagdish Sheth

Emory University
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Raymond Reynolds

Harrison Poultry, Inc

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We believe in always being person-centered and leading with love, respect, and patience. Human dignity, fairness, valuing diversity and equitable opportunities for everyone to shine are at the core of Synergies Work.

We embrace and encourage employee differences in age, color, ability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make each person unique.  

Synergies Work’s diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:

  • Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees
  • Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives
  • Work-life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs
  • Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for the diversity

All employees of Synergies Work have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. All employees are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other company-sponsored or hosted events.

Meet Our Team

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Aarti Sahgal

Founder of Synergies Work
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David Eckoff

Head of Accelerator and Operations
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Paola Blanco

Program Manager
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Jennifer Parr

Multimedia & Strategic Initiatives Manager
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Madeline Smith

Social Media Manager

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