Matt McCann, co-founder of Access Earth

With a Masters in Software Engineering from Maynooth University and a bachelors degree in Chemistry from Trinity College Dublin, Matt is the CEO and lead software engineer of Access Earth, which is a company that provides up to date and reliable crowd sourced accessibility information for buildings and public places.

Access Earth is a Windows Phone 8, HTML5 and JavaScript app that utilises MySQL and OpenStreetMap to deliver accessibility information about a building to users with mobility impairments.

The App was entered into the Microsoft Imagine Cup twice in the past two years. In 2013 Access Earth finished Runners-Up in the World Citizenship category while in 2014 it won the World Citizenship category.  It is currently competing in the World Semi-finals.