Changing the game for people with disabilities

Shane Hryhorec was the recipient of the Game Changer Award presented by Adelaide Business School at the 2024 40 Under 40 Awards.

At the age of 23, Hryhorec incurred an incomplete C5 spinal injury after a swimming pool accident.

The former surf life saver did not let the injury stop him and in 2013 Hryhorec created Push Mobility to offer better-quality equipment to people with disabilities, which has since become one of the leading suppliers in Australia.

Since becoming a wheelchair user, he found gaps in the market that could be addressed by better, more inclusive business.

In 2020, Hryhorec founded co-able, an accessible hub in Port Adelaide with boardrooms, a communal kitchen, bathrooms, suites and an accessible gym.

He’s founded the charity Accessible Beaches, working with councils and life saving clubs to make beaches accessible to people regardless of ability, neurodiversity or age.

He owns Confession, formerly a nightclub, now a function space for hire.

Needless to say, Shane endeavours to allow everyone access to beach days, workplaces, mobility equipment and a good party.

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