We are excited to announce the finalists for the Disability:IN 2022 Pitch Perfect Challenge!
In this exciting multi-round competition, certified Disability Owned Business Enterprises (DOBEs), Service-Disabled Veteran DOBEs, and Veteran DOBEs pitch their way to business opportunities.
These three businesses, including one “People’s Choice” via social voting, have advanced to the final round at the 2022 Disability:IN Global Conference & Expo, where the first-place winner will be chosen and awarded on stage.
Andrew Houghton, Founder & CEO
Disability Inclusion Solutions
Disability Inclusion Solutions (DIS), founded by CEO Andrew Houghton, specializes in the development of programs and services that promote full inclusion for people with disabilities. Andy has used a wheelchair since a 1986 motorcycle accident resulting in paraplegia. For over 20 years, his expert team has offered inclusion solutions that work.
Keel Russell, CEO & Co-Founder
Orange Lab Media
Keel Russell, a Service-Disabled Army Veteran, is the Founder and CEO of Orange Lab Media – is an award-winning creative marketing agency/laboratory that helps large brands & companies GLOBALIZE their branded merchandising programs such as promotional products, branded apparel, awards & recognition programs, sales & incentives, and company eStores.
At Orange Lab Media, they are more than experts in marketing, they are experts in understanding people – their behaviors, influences, doubts, and motivations. They have a deep understanding of the market dynamics that drives demand for branded merchandise, giveaways and employee incentives, sustainable products, and have the tools needed to deliver projects globally and within budget.
Rebecca Beam, Founder & CEO
Rebecca Beam is Founder and CEO of Zavikon. Rebecca’s mission is to solve the unemployment and underemployment outcomes for individuals with disabilities and those who are neurodivergent. Zavikon is an employment agency focused on helping companies add disability and neurodiversity hiring to their DE&I efforts. Zavikon is a bridge to inclusion.