Getting Started

How to be vulnerable as an entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs must play to their strengths in order to survive. In order to grow, though, be willing to admit when you don't know something. It gives you an opportunity to learn and to connect with the person / group teaching you

Maayan Ziv is a photographer turned tech entrepreneur with a creative story to match. From solving her own problems to changing the conversation about accessibility, Maayan is a trailblazer who is unafraid to admit when she doesn’t know something.

Getting Started

“AccessNow is a mobile app and website platform that allows people to discover whether or not the places they want to go to are truly accessible for them,” she explains.

Getting started can feel like the hardest part
Getting started can feel like the hardest part

The app crowdsources location information from a worldwide community of advocates and allies, helping to rank buildings based on their level of accessibility.

“Being a social enterprise, our mission comes first. Every decision we make about revenues or business model has to benefit the community.”

This focus on social mission, while noble, can often mean hard times at the beginning, and Maayan was not immune to that reality.

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