Many software companies spend time and money validating the accessibility of their software after production because the testing and support systems are not integrated into the design and development platforms.
Adee enables designers and developers of software companies to collaborate on usability and accessibility to pre-test their product, saving time and money and avoiding legal risks and lawsuits. judicial decisions regarding Web accessibility.
After developing their minimum viable product, Samine and Javad entered the University of Sydney’s flagship startup competition, Genesis, hosted by the Business School and open to all University students, staff and alumni.
The final startups competed for the coveted prize in November, after facing unprecedented challenges related to COVID and supply chain issues. This year, the program’s trend towards a strong representation of women continued, with female CEOs and co-founders representing six of the seven finalists.
The Genesis program gave Samine and Javad the opportunity to connect with a start-up mentor and develop valuable industry partnerships to expand their platform.
“Adee walked into Genesis with an incredible solution,” says Alex Carpenter, head of start-up programs at the University of Sydney Business School.
“Thanks to Genesis, they landed a collaboration with Adobe and a release in Adobe XD, which laid the foundation for their success in the months to come.”
The Adee team accepted the grand prize of $ 25,000, sponsored by Access Corporate Group, on Wednesday at the Abercrombie Building at the University of Sydney Business School. Access Corporate brand director and University of Sydney graduate Livia Wang presented the award.
“With a record number of new companies emerging in Australia, there is clearly a growing appetite for entrepreneurship,” says Alex Carpenter. “But most businesses fail with the same handful of mistakes.
“The Genesis program provides an important framework and community for founders who seek to avoid these common mistakes. Our goal is to increase the chances of success for University of Sydney alumni, staff and students.”