Episode 41: Episode 41: Transition (featuring Michele McKeone of Digitability)
A Philadelphia high school teacher working with autistic students realized that, with the right approach, she could help her students learn crucial work skills, get good jobs and gain their independence. Michele McKeone has created a business that helps educators prepare neuro-diverse students for a technology-driven, highly social workforce.
Michele joins me today to discuss the proven success and promising future of her forward-thinking, legislative-supported company. She has refined her own skill set of marketing and fundraising and is expanding the reach of her company across the country and around the world. It’s the story of Digitability on The Build.
[1:15] How Digitability prepares people with cognitive and behavioral needs for the workplace.
[2:33] Transitioning from technology student to educator to entrepreneur.
[6:12] Scaling from a classroom idea to a nationwide business model.
[8:45] Turning teacher feedback into a greater product.
[10:36] Designing an implementation model that fits with both students and customers.
[13:32] How Digitability enables the cultural and legislative shift of embracing diversity in the workplace.
[18:38] Changing the product pitch for teachers versus for investors.
[21:51] Financial success and scaling Digitability for future growth.
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