Latest News: July 2023

Watch our 1 minute feature called ‘Make Access Happen’ made possible by JPMorgan Chase

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Media: Television

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Kelly and World Champion surfer Victoria Feige Interviewed by KCAL News in Los Angeles, California

November 9, 2023
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Kelly is interviewed by Dean Wilson of Good Life TV in Santa Barbara, California

August 25, 2022


CBS 8 San Diego News reporter Shawn Styles shares the story of Access Trax winning the 2020 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

May 7, 2020


Watch CEO Kelly Twichel featured with adaptive athlete Albert in the Live Segment “Made in San Diego” on Fox 5 San Diego

November 4, 2019

Watch the ABC San Diego Channel 10 News episode of ‘Making it in San Diego’ featuring our CEO Kelly

August 21, 2019

San Diego State University’s Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad Interviewed Kelly about Access Trax as Assistive Technology for the Aging Population

August  2019

Kelly was interviewed by San Diego KUSI morning news for a live interview at the Switchfoot Bro-Am event

June 29, 2019

Media: Published Articles


New Article Coming Soon- Access Trax Sponsoring World Para Surfing Championships in Huntington Beach

November 2023

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“OT Alum Promotes Power of Accessibility, Featured on JPMorgan Chase Impact Commercial Series”


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“Small Business Makes the ‘Great Outdoors’ More Accesssible”


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“Access Trax – Kelly Twichel’s Path Less Traveled”

Feb/March 2023

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“Access Trax Turns $10K Into Canada, Australia Export Growth with MetroConnect”


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“Small Business Owners Pivot to Meet the Challenge of Supply Chain Issues Ahead of Holidays


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“9 Woman-owned Businesses Making San Diego Life-Changing”



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“Beyond ADA Accessibility in National Parks: Q & A with Access Trax”


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“Winning Grant Funding Propelled Access Trax Forward”



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Our CEO Kelly Twichel was featured in ‘OT in the News’ as part of the Occupational Therapy (OT) Practice Magazine.

December 2019 Issue


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“Access Trax Wins Connect All Pitch Competition”


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“Millenial Entrepreneur Wins Grant for Making Beaches More Accessible”


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“Company Puts Beach in Most People’s Reach”

December 2019 Issue


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“OT Alumnus is Changing Accessibility Norms Around the World”

May 2019


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“Conversations with the Inspiring Kelly Twichel”



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“10 Innovative Mobility Products”

January 2020


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“What Makes for an Accessible Beach?”

Access Trax CEO Kelly contributed to the article

September 2018


A man wearing a sports helmet sits in his wheelchair looking out at the ocean before going surfing. He is using a wheelchair accessible beach pathway.

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“Access Trax and Their Vision to Make the Outdoors More Accessible”



Media: Podcasts

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Kelly joins host Ladianne from the Podcast Create Talk Explore. Ladianne met Kelly through the 2022 Tory Burch Fellowship for women entrepreneurs. 

August 2022

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The SheEO podcast features an interview with Kelly Twichel hosted by Dr. Vanessa Hall of PNC Bank. They discuss what inspired Access Trax, how the SheEO program is helping the company grow, and a very impactful customer story.

May 2022

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The infamous San Diego Tacos and Tech Podcast hosted by Neal Bloom features Kelly as she shares her entrepreneurial journey with Access Trax.

October 2021

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Kelly is featured as Queen of the Week in the Get Sh!t Done Podcast: A podcast dedicated to helping female entrepreneurs scale companies on their own terms.

May 2021

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In this episode, hosts Kristin and Edward Gagnon – parents & special needs community advocates – interview Kelly and learn about her passion for accessibility.


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Listen to an insightful chat between Kelly and host Carden Wyckoff, an accessibility advocate.



Hear Kelly’s interview including tips for therapy students on the Home Health Occupational Therapy Explorer podcast hosted by Monika


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Listen to Kelly’s interview about her entrepreneurial journey with Access Trax hosted by Patricia Kathleen


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Kelly shares her entrepreneurial journey as a social impact startup founder and advice for others looking to find their passion


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Watch the interview with Living Adaptive host Scott Davidson as he asks Kelly questions related to her work with the adaptive community


 Awards and Achievements

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Access Trax selected to be a featured business on California Office of Small Business Advocate website.

November 2023


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Access Trax featured in JPMorgan Chase “Make Happen” campaign and is seen in ad spots nationally during major sporting events and more.

June 2023


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Access Trax wins the MetroConnect business accelerator pitch fest for $25,000 to help further global expansion efforts.

May 2023


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Access Trax selected as one of fifty 2022 Alibaba.com Manifest Grants Program Winners.

January 2023


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Kelly of Access Trax selected as one of fifty 2022 Tory Burch Fellows.

May 2022


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Access Trax wins first place in Founders First CDC Southern California Challenge business pitch competition.

April 2022


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Access Trax voted a SheEO US Venture Finalist alongside 4 other women-led businesses working on UN Sustainable Development Goals.

February 2022


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Access Trax among first cohort of San Diego Tourism Authority Accelerator Program.

December 2021


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Access Trax is officially awarded a patent.

August 2021


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CEO Kelly Twichel is interviewed for the Invent Together initiative speaking about the importance of diversity in innovation.

May 2021


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The #11 FedEx Toyota Camry driven by Denny Hamlin has placed the Access Trax logo on their small business paint scheme racing Feb. 28th 2021 as part of the NASCAR Cup Series.


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Access Trax wins 2nd place in the Judges Choice Award at the Get Sh!t Done Pitch Competition, April 2021.


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Access Trax wins grand prize in the 2020 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest out of over 4,000 applicants.


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Access Trax is selected as a SheEO 2020 US Venture Semi-Finalist



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Kelly spoke as a “She is Going Places” panelist at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace 6th Annual Women’s Symposium on September 11, 2020.


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Kelly is nominated for the NAWBO (National Association for Women Business Owners) Brava Awards, 2020. These awards celebrate the accomplishments of female entrepreneurs in San Diego.


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 Access Trax has been selected as a 2020 SOCAP Scholarship Entrepreneur Winner, an award enabling social impact entrepreneurs special access to the annual conference.



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Access Trax was a Top 100 Finalist in the 2019 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest.



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Access Trax was selected as a top 20 finalist for the Small Business, Big Impact Award in 2019.




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 Kelly was selected to be a WomensNet Amber Grant Award recipient in December 2018, a grant specifically for women entrepreneurs.



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CEO Kelly Twichel was selected for a competitive business pitch at the 2019 Women’s Fast Pitch Conference in San Diego.


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Access Trax wins Connect All at the Jacobs Center business pitch competition sponsored by Union Bank on 10/9/2019.


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Access Trax received an award of excellence for Accessible Travel Product by Accessible Travel Online (ATO) July 2019.



Access Trax Co-Founders Kelly and Eric were finalists in the James McGuire Global Business Plan Competition in 2017.


Certificate of Completion for High Performance Supplier Workshop Series

CEO Kelly Twichel completed the High Performance Supplier workshop series as presented by the Council for Supplier Diversity in 2019.


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