May 6, 2020 2:10 PM - edited May 6, 2020 2:11 PM
Welcome to ELEVATE! We are so excited to work with each of you in the coming months! Let's get started by introducing ourselves. Feel free to tell us whatever you'd like but here are a few ideas to get started:
Jun 11, 2020 4:35 PM
My name is David Calderon, Co-Founder and VP Business of CASTOR.
We're based in Tel-Aviv, Israel and we serve as manufacturers' gateway to industrial Additive Manufacturing (AKA 3D printing). CASTOR saves manufacturers time and money by informing them whether to prefer 3D printing over traditional manufacturing methods for each one of the parts in the machines they manufacture.
We hope ELEVATE will enable us to: a) Meet great people, expand our network, consult and learn from others; b) Help us understand how to maximize our marketing and sales teams productivity (only 3.5 people with a lot of work on our plates); c) Create impactful and efficient customer journey.
Tasty's brownies. By all means you have to try them.
Excited to be here!
Jun 11, 2020 12:19 PM
Hi everyone! I'm Christian Adams, co-founder and CEO of Repair Pricer, based in Austin, TX. We're an AI-enabled service company that turns home inspection reports into accurate repair estimates so real estate agents can negotiate more effectively during the home sale process. We are one of the last pieces in the puzzle to bring the entire home purchase process online, and are growing rapidly across the US.
I'm excited to learn more about how we can effectively engage our existing and potential customer base as we continue to grow, and I look forward to connecting with you all on this journey.
Jun 11, 2020 10:47 AM
My name is Mitch Nachtigall and I'm from Rapid City, South Dakota. My startup is disrupting the RFP and bid award process. We've taken the owner's rep concept, normally reserved for the construction industry, and expanded it everybody else. Are you an engineering firm that needs a new server? Keep your staff doing what they are good at and let us handle finding the right provider and managing the project to completion. Through ELEVATE, I hope to expand our network and gain insights into how other startups are scaling their business.
Jun 11, 2020 10:10 AM
I'm Lydia, CMO at ClowID based in Malmö, Sweden. We are a customer engagement platform for merchants primarily in retail and HORECA. Our platform gives merchants more complete individual customer data such as average spend, frequency of visits and more, and enables smoother transactions at on-premise purchase points. With more individual data, merchants can then create personalised, targeted offers and marketing messages to motivate spend and foster better customer experiences.
We are just now in the MVP/Pilot stage, and looking to grow fast. We hope to get some great insights from ELEVATE and the community to help us navigate pitfalls, competition, and hone in our positioning (and of course find some funding opportunities).
I'm from Boston originally so I gotta say the cannolis from Mike's Pastries are top for me... but here in Sweden I've been converted by the Kladdkaka 🙂
Excited to kick things off!
Jun 11, 2020 7:13 PM
I'm going to (hopefully, you never know during these times), be in Uddevalla, Sweden in July picking up a sailboat and sailing it back to the US.
Perhaps we could meet up. I'll be sailing from there more or less to Hubspot's headquarters and so I could hand deliver a letter 🙂
Jun 11, 2020 9:44 AM
Hi! My name is Kate and I am the Co-Founder of Caresplit. I have lived the past 10 years as an expat overseas in Africa and Asia, though from Pheonix AZ and currently living outside of Washington, DC. I have been able to work from home for my career alongside raising our family.
Caresplit was started out of that experience with a vision to empwer parents with the freedom to choose how they accomplish their goals and be present with their kids by creating the support system parents need through childcare built for a flexible workforce.
I am excited for ELEVATE to continue to grow and learn while in the start up phase and also to connect with likeminded individuals and network together to see how we can help one another! I truly believe a rising tide lifts all ships and that we can band together to help each other grow!
Favorite dessert - hands down my moms homemade icecream cake of my childhood that I am not trying to recreate for our kids. 🙂
Jun 18, 2020 8:10 AM - edited Jun 18, 2020 8:11 AM
Great initiative! We are working on a solution to support expatriates in their endavours, also based on previous experience. Maybe we could connect on LinkedIn?
Jun 12, 2020 9:07 PM
Hi Kate. I am outside DC too and did a couple years as an expat in Georgia. Sounds like interesting stuff. Flexible workforces have taken on a whole new level of importance recently. Would love to connect and learn more.
Jun 11, 2020 7:59 AM
Hi Carl - hello colleagues
Jun 11, 2020 7:24 AM
Jun 11, 2020 7:21 AM
Hi, My name is Jayme Derkson, I am the founder of My Starry Chart, a unique 3-in-1 chore chart, kid's calendar and character-building game. We're helping parents raise resilient kids through our educational toys. You can check us out here: http://mystarrychart.com/
I'm exciting to learn more about B2C growth marketing and automate certain inbound strategies.
My favourite dessert - anything chocolate! Namely, flourless chocolate cake!
Jun 11, 2020 6:34 AM - edited Jun 11, 2020 7:53 AM
Rick here from Ireland.
Co-Founder of Million Hours Corps. A Social Enterprise that connects struggling businesses that can't afford technical skills with the experts dedicating hours to provide the support.
We are a startup and are in the Lean canvasing and MVP stage. This is my first Social Enterprise startup and can't wait to see it grow globally!
Here's the URL: https://millionhours.co/
Can annihilate a classic jumbo Galaxy bar in minutes, it is my kyptonite, never show me one
Jun 14, 2020 11:44 PM
Welcome and nice to e-meet you. I am also in the Impact Enterprise area. Looking forward to learning and sharing the experiences.
Jun 11, 2020 6:08 AM - edited Jun 11, 2020 6:42 AM
Jun 11, 2020 5:14 AM
I'm Anıl, from Istanbul, Turkey. I'm the CEO & Co-founder of Inspakt. Inspakt is a trust builder platform that offers a mobile-first tool suite for its customers to eliminate paperwork, automate their processes and inspect their assets. I hope I will learn about inbound marketing. My favorite dessert is baklava which is traditional Turkish dessert.
Jun 11, 2020 5:04 AM
My name is Francesca and I'm located in London, UK.
Our startup Threads is a communications dashboard that we hope will revolutionise the way that businesses view and use their email and telephone calls.
We have grown organically over the last 3 years and have been lucky enough to piggy back on the success of HubSpot via our HubSpot integration. However we have ambitions to further develop the product to meet customer needs, grow our inbound marketing activities and improve on our customer conversion rates.
I have a very sweet tooth so this question is like asking a mother to choose her favourite child but I think i'd have to go with the English classic Sticky Toffee Pudding.
Jun 11, 2020 5:02 AM
I'm Shannon originally from New Zealand but living in London, UK.
Startup: At Welfound we are developing the idea of community-driven recruitment, by using technology and professional referrals to better connect people with jobs.
Hope to get from ELEVATE: To refine our sales strategies and better understand techniques on how to scale a digital business.
Favourite Dessert: Impossible, but a Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake wouldn't be far off
Jun 14, 2020 11:56 PM
Kia ora Shannon,
Good to see another Kiwi on the programme. 🙂
Jun 17, 2020 6:20 AM
Likewise! The work you are doing sounds interesting.
Jun 11, 2020 4:19 AM
Hi Everyone, looking forward to joining you all.
My name is Sean Gay, I live in Wimbledon in the United Kingdom.
My startup is Fitology, a well-being service that encompasses Life, Fitness and Nutrition Coaching. I have specifically started the business to try to alter the current market for providing addiction support services to those recovering from various addictions (alcohol, drugs, gambling, **bleep** etc) through the more modern approach of Life, Fitness and Nutrition coaching.
I hope to get out of Elevate the knowledge of what it is I would need to do to upscale the business when the time comes. It's early days for my business but I love learning and it will put me in good stead for the future when the upscaling process finally happens.
My favourite dessert, I generally like all of them but I would say Chocolate profiteroles with chocolate sauce 🙂
Jun 11, 2020 12:24 PM
Good idea about addiction support services and rehabs. I can attest to so many ineffective strategies out their when it comes to addiction and rehab support services. We had to deal with a member of our family and it was very difficult for us to find right sources.
I hope your strategy works out best and people use it to overcome their situations.
Looking forward to connect