Global Ambassador for Technology, Entrepreneurship & Inclusion, Disability Rights Activist
Srin is an entrepreneur with a disability who sold the company he co-founded, Accomable, to Airbnb in November 2017. Srin has been a wheelchair user since childhood and co-founded Accomable in July 2015 in London, UK, to make it easier for people with disabilities to find accessible travel accommodation around the world. To create Accomable, Srin taught himself how to code and launched Accomable from his bedroom – and two years later, the company was acquired by Airbnb – and Srin moved to San Francisco to lead Airbnb’s global efforts to improve accessibility for travel. Read More >
Making Adventure Accessible
Scaling Accessibility Around the World
In this talk, Srin shares his experiences of learning to code and hacking together a website in his bedroom to make it easier to travel – and the rollercoaster journey that followed – from raising venture capital, creating a team, scaling growth at breakneck speed and then exiting to one of the world’s leading and most admired technology companies. Srin also talks about the challenges of founding a company with a severe disability and how he overcame those obstacles.
"Well done! Amazing! Very professional, thoughtful, genuine and impactful. We received so many positive comments of gratitude from the audience chat. It was a pleasure to work with you. You went the extra mile to prep for this event by being responsive and available, which makes the process run smoothly, no matter how many bumps we encounter along the way. We wish you continued success blazing the trail of inclusion and accessibility."
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