“We are very broad in servicing anybody from the age of 18 onwards. And even before that in high school programs, they’re able to join the platform for free as a job seeker and create a mentor profile and be a part of our ecosystem,” says Conner Reinhardt, co-founder and COO, Mentra – a network for neurodivergent professionals.
Reinhardt continues, “We are providing jobs of all ranges – everything from the most entry level internships all the way up late career full-time opportunities. And everything in between.”
WorkingNation sat down with Reinhardt at 2022 Disability:IN Conference in Dallas.
He says people with disabilities is a very intersectional group with immense capability. “We see Mentra as a tool to accelerate the neuro-diversification, if I will, of the workforce of the future. We want to make it possible for employers to have no excuse but to hire from this talent pool,” says Reinhardt.
Mentra was in the R&D phase for a couple years, according to Reinhardt, with the team going full-time in March of this year. He notes that in mid-July, the network had a thousand job seekers. “We are looking to grow very rapidly.”