Enschede, Netherlands, July 22, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Oswald Foundation, the award-winning accessibility technology startup is planning on setting up their first business center in the city of Enschede, an innovative and entrepreneurial city on the border of the Netherlands and Germany, Anand Chowdhary, CoFounder and CEO, said, “The Netherlands is the Gateway to Europe, and since our products are developed for a global audience with internationalization built-in, we’re going to move our primary sales to the Europe and continue to do support and development here in New Delhi.”
Last November, Oswald Foundation emerged as one of the five winners of Startup India Rocks! 2016, the largest startup competiton with over 1,000 Indian startups. “Oswald is trying to address a key social issue with a unique yet simplistic approach that makes it relevant for the mass population of the country. At the same time they can replicate the technology across devices and platform which opens up a huge market for them globally,” said Mandar Gadkari, APAC & MEA Head of Cross Border Angels.
Previously, Oswald Foundation became the first Indian company to be incubated in the London/ Berlin-based EyeFocus Accelerator program, the world’s only program for startups that build technology for the blind. “Not only is their product of great interest and value to society, it is great to see such a young, dynamic team acting so professionally. They are a great example to others of how to focus skill and energy into entrepreneurship and helping people in society,” said Tobias Stone, the founder of EyeFocus Accelerator.
Oswald Foundation has three products, Agastya, Shravan, and Valmiki. Agastya is a web accessibility plug-in that can be added to any website to make it disabled-friendly, and includes special features like a dyslexia-friendly mode, text reading aloud for the visually impaired, and color contrast customization options. Shravan is the first smartphone for the differently abled, and includes a patent-pending vibrational and speech interface for the blind. It also has Digital India features like built-in Aadhaar and UPI, and works in 25+ native Indian languages. Valmiki is a dyslexia and visually impaired-friendly web browser addon.