Matt Pierri is the CEO and co-founder of SociAbility. SociAbility is a young, motivated organisation working to mainstream accessibility information to empower people with disabilities to greater social engagement. We’re currently raising seed funding to build our app and pilot our project in Oxford!
Matt is an Australian lawyer currently based in Oxford as a Visiting Scholar at the Blavatnik School of Government, where he is researching the role of stereotypes on disability law and policy-making. Matt has also been an active voice in the disability space, having co-founded Wheels in Motion (an Australian non-profit that raises funds and changes social perceptions around disability perceptions, and the Oxford Accessibility Projec. Matt recently completed a Master in Public Policy and MSc in Social Science of the Internet at the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
Entrepreneurship is pursuing a novel idea to an old problem, often against the odds and convention.
I knew the idea was good enough when I kept thinking to myself that it would be great if such a product existed. So I decided to build it myself!
Resilience. Creativity. Listening.
The challenge and reward of building something from scratch!
Roger Federer! His dedication to perfection, class and humility is particularly inspiring
How he remains motivated to work so hard so deep into his career!
One of the most significant lessons I’ve learnt is to not rest on your laurels. After a few little wins, it’s important to keep momentum and keep pushing rather than coasting and expecting things to continue falling into place.
So far, with various philanthropic grants and donations.
Oxford Hub social entrepreneurship awards!
Oxford is full of intelligent, passionate and motivated people. Oxford is also, unfortunately, very tradition-heavy and slow to change – particularly for social issues and minority group equality.
To the Enterprising Oxfordshire website!