Oswald Foundation Incubated in EyeFocus Accelerator

We’re very excited to announce that we’re now a part of the EyeFocus Accelerator.

EyeFocus Accelerator is the world’s first innovation program for companies producing products for preventing, curing, and living with eye disease and blindness.

In 2015, the EyeFocus Accelerator became the world’s first innovation program supporting companies making products for preventing, curing, and living with eye disease and blindness. EyeFocus 2016 is a truly global program, with the team based in London and Berlin, and the program delivered through events in London, Berlin, Paris, Boston, Bangalore, Tel Aviv, etc.

Oswald Foundation is a New Delhi-based startup whose mission is to make technology accessible to everyone, regardless of literacy, age, language, or disability. Oswald is building a smartphone called “Shravan”, which is the world’s first smartphone solution for the visually impaired, senior citizens, differently abled, and illiterates.

It uses accessible interface patterns with different modes for correcting system -wide settings using a patent-pending combination of vibrations, speech, and touch, and has India-centric features like Aadhaar integration, cashless payments wallet, cricket and sports info, regional language music streaming, free messaging, etc., and works in over 25 Indian languages.

Link to EyeFocus’s website

Oswald Foundation Wins Startup India Rocks! 2016

This weekend, Oswald Foundation participated at Startup India Rocks! 2016 in Bangalore. We emerged as the winners.

Scaale Group are Growth Consultants helping companies execute innovative and global strategies through capital, talent and sales. They are based in the Valley and have presence in 6 countries (USA, Canada, Spain, UK, China and India) and a team of 100+ professionals working with their 100+ clients.

CBA (Cross Border Angels & Investors) is a group company of Scaale raising funds for startups and growth companies around the world. CBA has developed unique process and experience of international investment starting from deal screening, due diligence, term sheets, closing deals, special purpose vehicles to post investment relationships.

Startup India Rocks is Scaale’s global startup competition, where companies from 20 cities competed to get the winner prize, funding, mentors and connection with corporates. They went to 20 cities all over India and selected the top 100 companies (out of 1000+) to pitch at the Grand Finale in Bangalore on 18th November. On the second day on 19th November, the Top 25 companies pitched to CBA’s investors, and 5 overall winners were chosen.

We were chosen as one of the 5 winners of Startup India Rocks! 2016. Oswald Foundation is a New Delhi-based startup whose mission is to make technology accessible to everyone, regardless of literacy, age, language, or disability. Oswald is building a smartphone called “Shravan”, which is the world’s first smartphone solution for the visually impaired, senior citizens, differently abled, and illiterates.

The product uses accessible interface patterns with different modes for correcting system -wide settings using a patent-pending combination of vibrations, speech, and touch, and has India-centric features like Aadhaar integration, cashless payments wallet, cricket and sports info, regional language music streaming, free messaging, etc., and works in over 25 Indian languages.

Link to Startup India Rocks Website | Link to Indian CEO Press Release