Sesame Enable was invited to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, hosted by President Barack Obama in the heart of entrepreneurship – The Silicon Valley.
We were the Catalyst Winner in the Spark the Fire competition, which led to a whole lot of crazy meetings as you can see:
We were awarded the Advancement in Accessibility Award from The Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler presented the awards to recognize and honor innovative achievements in communications technology that benefit people with disabilities.
Sesame was invited to Google I/O to present our Accessibility products along with Google’s Accessibility team.
We presented both at a booth and on stage, the use of the Android N’s new Accessibility API’s to bring Sesame to all Android devices. Reactions were through the roof!
We got accepted as finalists in the South by Southwest (SXSW) Innovation Awards, under the category of Connecting People.
Eventually we didn’t win, but got great coverage and met wonderful people & companies.
Google.org along with Beit Issie Shapiro are supporting a nation-wide project in Israel, to supply Sesame’s technology to any and all Israelis that require it, for FREE.
The Hakol Barosh project searches for people who can benefit from Sesame’s touch-free technology, trains them, and hands out the technology at zero cost.
To know your life-changing product is being delivered to everyone in your home country – as a gift – is really fulfilling.
Sesame was awarded the Genesis Generation Challenge Award which highlighted projects and companies that are out to better the world.
The award is an initiative of the Genesis Prize Foundation in honor of Michael R. Bloomberg who received the Genesis Prize and opted to pay it forward in the form of this competition. Meeting Mr. Bloomberg was a real honor.
Sesame won $1M, coming in first place in Verizon’s Powerful Answers Award – a competition dedicated to empowering companies that can change the world.
The prize came along with a 3-month accelerator program in the Silicon Valley, and is in large what allowed us to get to where we are today.
Sesame’s crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo overachieved it’s goal of $30K. It is where the first Sesame powered devices were pre-sold, and interest reached a global scale.
The campaign was later kept open to allow purchases and reached $60K before it was closed as purchasing moved inside our website.