What’s Nable Solutions all about?
“Assistant” is a software solution that connects people with reduced mobility or disabilities with organizations and companies empowering independence and accessibility while helps organizations and companies to understand their accessibility needs offering tailored customer service, creating an excellent travel experience.
Hmm… Could you tell us a little bit more about it?
Nable Solutions is an awarded startup providing software solutions with a social cause. We are a team of passionate individuals who want to change the way people with reduced mobility or disabilities experience the world. We worked together and created the “Assistant”, a software solution that helps organizations and companies to consider and improve their current accessibility provisions, while it offers people with reduced mobility or disabilities comprehensive assistance, helping them fully engage with the society. With the “Assistant” we aim to include all the stakeholders in tourism to ensure that each supplier adequately addresses customers’ access requirements and that suppliers cooperate with each other, to create an unbroken chain of accessibility for the people with reduced mobility or disabilities that meets their expectations.
What problem/issue are you trying to solve?
Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of the global economy. Nowadays, there are around 1,2 billion people travelling the world. However, for many people, including the 15% of the world population with some form of disability and many others such as senior citizens and people with mobility issues, travelling can be a challenging process throughout the entire tourism supply chain. People with disabilities or other access requirements can face barriers within the tourism sector in many destinations. For example, it can be very frustrating when requested support is delayed or just not in place, or when searching for suitable venues and tourism services it’s difficult to find clear information on the accessibility of the offered services. This is happening because of the way things are set up. Our world has been designed for people without disabilities. The essence of accessibility is not limited to the narrow context of evaluating an organization’s facilities, but concerns the overall life cycle of an organization (facilities, services, products). Accessibility means the characteristics of the environment, which allow all people without discrimination to have access to it, to be able to independently and safely use the facilities and services available in that environment. So, one organization’s “ability” to accessibility is a crucial criterion for the selection of a disabled person, as well as the optimal preparation of their staff in order to offer personalized services.
What’s the solution provided by your company?
Our solution “Assistant” helps organizations and companies consider and improve their current accessibility provisions, as accessibility is a prerequisite for ensuring the full and equal participation of disabled people in society. The solution is designed on three principles: “information, communication, safety”! It includes a cloud-based web platform as well as mobile applications and sensors which, through the usage of AI technologies, creates a “tool” that helps them on every step of their journey, offering enhanced customer care and creating excellent travel experience. “Assistant” will be the “touch point” of customer service from the initiation phase involving information of facilities and provided services per disabilities’ types to preparation of the services offered at the venue. Also, it provides communication in real time, allowing disabled people to request assistance or organizations to send notifications/alerts.
Sotiris MetaxasCo-Founder & CEO
Sotiris Metaxas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki. He has participated in Pafos Venture Creation Sprint, an international entrepreneurship program launched by IDC Herzliya. Lately, he attended the DPO Executive training program organized by TUV Austria Academy and he received a DPO Executive certification. He has years of experience in the field of software engineering at various IT companies.
Sotiris MetaxasCo-Founder & CEO
Marietta SimouBusiness Development Manager
Marietta Simou holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Piraeus University of Applied Sciences. She has years of experience in various positions, in the fields of sales management, operations management, customer service and market research. Currently, she’s Co-Founder of Nable solutions, a startup that provides software solutions with a social cause, being responsible for business and financial plan, business development, sales and marketing strategy.