Tell us a few words about the founders and how the idea came
Two years ago, Nelly Meunier’s grandmother in bed in nursing home felt isolated. Since she was not on social networks, she could not take advantage of what her grandchildren were doing on the other side of the world. Then, Nelly and Pierre tinkered with a box to connect to the television. This small device receives pictures that family members send.
Pierre and Nelly, joined by a high school friend Yoann, teamed up and developed Hopen Family. A team with complementary profiles with Nelly bearing the vision and communication of the company; Pierre assuring all technological and technical architecture and Yoann in charge of all financial and commercial strategies.
Your products and services
Hopen Family is a smart HDMI key your grandparents have to plug behind their TV and leave it here. Download the Hopen Family App and share your best pictures and videos to them. They will instantly receive your moments on their TV by switching on the HDMI port.
Your success factors
We created Hopen Family, a HDMI key connected behind the television allowing seniors to watch their family’s activity. “I can not do without Hopen Family. My little girl, being abroad, I get all her photos” says Annie Lejard, grandmother of 2 grandchildren overseas. Hopen Project has surrounded itself with laboratories in the Region of Aquitaine in R & D to accompany it on the stages of development of the solution in the fields of cognition, Internet Thing and aging. We also signed 4 contracts with nursing homes to implement the solution.
Your factors differentiating and disruptive compared to the existing
We understood senior’s need where others solutions are much more complicated. The isolation of seniors is a scourge, and its growing internationally. Seniors are located, on average, 250 kilometers from the rest of the family. The Hopen Family unit is easily connected, via HDMI, behind the television allowing the seniors to watch the activity of their family. Seniors can instantly receive photos of their family and effortlessly join the digital world. A real relief for these families frustrated not to be able to send regular, real time news.
Your business model
We make money by selling the Hopen Family Smart Object and by subscription to a monthly fee.
A few words about your competitors
- Chromecast : all about streaming global content.
- Bloom and Laposte : using tablets
Your website : www.hopen.family