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Empowering Disabled Entrepreneurs

A Synergies Work Affiliate

Our Purpose

At Synergies SEED Fund, our purpose is to empower entrepreneurs with disabilities. We provide them with the financial resources and unwavering support required to transform their innovative ideas into thriving, sustainable, and scalable businesses. Our unwavering commitment is to create an inclusive and equitable society where individuals with disabilities enjoy equal access to entrepreneurial opportunities, achieve economic independence, and catalyze positive change in their communities.

Our Vision

Synergies SEED Fund is dedicated to addressing the unique challenges faced by entrepreneurs with disabilities. These challenges include limited access to capital, barriers to financial services, and insufficient support networks. Our vision is to bridge these gaps by delivering specialized financial solutions, personalized advisory services, and comprehensive training programs. We aim to equip entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the business landscape successfully and with unwavering determination.

Our Approach

At Synergies SEED Fund, we embody a person-centered ethos and uphold principles of respect and patience. We firmly believe in the inherent potential within each individual, irrespective of their abilities or disabilities. This potential manifests as gifts of the hand, gifts of the heart, and gifts of the mind. We celebrate and nurture these unique talents as powerful agents of positive change in the world.

Why We Exist

Traditional loan systems often exclude disabled individuals, particularly those burdened by medical debt and low credit scores. This not only hampers access to financing but also increases the cost of borrowing due to high-interest rates and unfavorable terms. This financial hardship perpetuates a cycle of limited opportunities, trapping talented individuals in economic disadvantage.

We are committed to breaking this cycle. Our purpose is rooted in the belief that talent knows no bounds, and we're dedicated to removing barriers for disabled entrepreneurs. Our goal is to provide both access to capital and a path to financial empowerment, transforming innovative ideas into thriving businesses and fostering economic independence for all.

Synergies SEED Fund (SSF) is uniquely positioned for this role as an affiliate of Synergies Work, the largest startup hub in the United States for disability-led businesses. Founded in 2016, Synergies Work has served over 300 founders through their comprehensive pre-incubator, incubator and accelerator programs. Through our affiliation, we bring a wealth of experience and a shared dedication to fostering an inclusive and equitable world.

Case Study

Building a Thriving Business: Trevor Dealy's Entrepreneurship Journey

Trevor Dealy, the founder of Trev's Trades, has achieved remarkable success despite facing many challenges due to his autism and medical conditions. This is testament to the fact that determination can overcome the toughest of obstacles with the right support system.

Synergies Work offered Trevor financial resources and specialized educational programs which allowed him to sharpen his skills and expand his artisan soap business. His dream of growth is no longer a distant desire but a reality. He wants to use his personal victories as an inspiration to help others in similar circumstances by giving them opportunities for employment. Trevor aims to demonstrate that success is possible regardless of circumstance.

Our Board

Aarti Sahgal
Founder and CEO of Synergies Work, Inc.
Hon. Johnny R. Mason, Jr.
Judge, State Board of Workers Compensation, State of Georgia
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Sitara Nayak
VP of Programs at Parent To Parent Of Georgia
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 Lisa Ashby
Director Of Client Services Foundation and Endowment Specialty Practice at Truist
Ruby Moore
CEO at Georgia Advocacy office 
Amit Sahgal
Cofounder, and formerly Director, The Coca-Cola Company

Join Us in Making a Difference

Synergies SEED Fund is more than just a financial institution; we are a community dedicated to empowering disabled entrepreneurs. Join us in our mission to create a world where disability is not a hindrance to success, but a source of strength and innovation. Together, we can build a brighter, more inclusive future for all.

Ready to take the first step? Contact us today to explore the possibilities of partnership, support, or funding opportunities. Together, we can make a difference—one entrepreneur at a time.