Introduction

Supporting Disabled Entrepreneurs with Diego Mariscal and Hannah Frankl

Supporting Disabled Entrepreneurs with Diego Mariscal and Hannah Frankl

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Judy chats with Diego Mariscal and Hannah Frankl about their work supporting entrepreneurs with disabilities.

Transcript: PDF and Google Doc

Learn more about 2Gether-International at www.2gether-international.org.

Learn more about Google for Startups and find startup resources at www.startup.google.com.

Headshot of Diego Mariscal smiling. He is a Mexican man with dark brown hair and light stubble facial hair. He is wearing a blue shirt.

About Diego Mariscal

Diego Mariscal is the founder and CEO of 2Gether-International. He is disabled and proud! He is also very passionate and strategic about the relationship between disability advocacy, entrepreneurship, and sustainable impact.

At the age of 18, Diego started Limitless Prepa Tec, a disability education program for students in Monterrey, Mexico. In 4 years, the program expanded to 7 high schools across the country, reaching more than 3,000 students nationwide. To this day, Limitless continues to be one of the largest youth-led programs working to educate students about disabilities in Monterrey, Mexico.

Diego has been internationally recognized for his work, most notably by the Waldzell Institute in Vienna as an Architect of the Future and by the British Council as a Global Changemaker. In 2016, Diego was invited to the first United Nations World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul. In 2017, Diego became the first entrepreneur with a disability, from the US delegation, to participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in Hyderabad, India.

Photo of Hannah Frankl standing in front of a brick wall with a colorful map of the world and writing that says "Google for Startups". Hannah is a white woman with long read hair wearing a black shirt and jacket. She is smiling and posing with her arms crossed.

About Hannah Frankl

Hannah is a Global PMM on the Google for Startups team, dedicated to leveling the playing field for startup founders and communities to succeed by connecting them with the right people, products and best practices to help them grow. Since joining Google in 2017, Hannah has also led various disability-inclusion initiatives.

Hannah's experience prior to Google ranges from strategy consulting for nonprofits to product management and venture capital at Microsoft Ventures (now called M12). She also previously was on the board of the SF Jewish Federation finance committee as a Fed Fellow, and held a leadership role on the Impact Team of Minds Matter San Francisco, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting low-income high school students.

Outside of work, Hannah sits on the Next Gen board of Lime Connect, a nonprofit supporting people with disabilities, as well as on the board of Birthright Excel, a Jewish business organization.

Additional Resources:

Find a shortened video version of this interview on Judy's YouTube channel. 

Intro music by Lachi: https://www.lachimusic.com/index.html

Outro music by Gaelynn Lea: https://violinscratches.com/ 

2 comments on “Supporting Disabled Entrepreneurs with Diego Mariscal and Hannah Frankl

  1. Love your podcast. I’m so excited and intrigued to have discovered it through my class assignment to write about a disability activist. Judy one of the items asks if there are a few things that our professor would not know about you. I figured why not ask through here and really impress him. I will be purchasing your book this month to continue to learn about your journey and all of your great stories. Thank you for all that you do. I have four grown children that all experience mental health disabilities. My 27 yr old daughter is a type 1 diabetic and I will forever be a supporter of JDRF. May you continue to be strong and healthy enough to pursue your passions for as long as possible. You are a “Bad Ass” love everything you stand for. Peace and Love Always. Delfina Mejia; Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Provo, UT.

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