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Moovr : an Uber for cows

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Moovr was founded by a group of 5 students on March 2016, after winning the second place for best runner-up and best presentation at King’s college Social Entrepreneurship workshop, competing with eight other runners-up. 

The Moovr team is consisted of five King’s Alumni students with master degrees in Emerging Economies and International Development. The team has experiences in Development, Economics, Business, Local Markets and Project Management in Africa, Syria, UK, Australia and EU.

The identified problem is that up to 3 million pastoralist and nomadic livestock farmers in Kenya must currently pay exorbitant transport prices or walk up to a week along dangerous roads to take their livestock to a market.

We believe that providing a mobile platform to both farmers and drivers will allow them to better coordinate and organise a more efficient trip to the market. This is how we came up with Moovr : connecting truckers with farmers directly through an easy-to-use mobile application that will collect information about the truckers that are passing through a given area and pass information along to farmers, who will be able to use SMS or a smartphone app to select the trucker based on price, route, and time and place of pickup.

Your products and services 

 SMS-based system as the majority of our customers lack access to a smartphone. In our initial pilot market of Kenya, mobile penetration is particularly high (88% in 2015), with SMS platforms being most widespread. Farmers SMS their needs to us and we collate this information to match farmers with local drivers and quote a price. Similarly to Uber, our platform is cashless, with farmers paying drivers through a connected mobile money provider such as M-Pesa which is widely used throughout Kenya.
By collating and disseminating information on the farmers in the region seeking transport and the drivers who can offer it, Moovr is able to reduce transport costs and organise more efficient transport linkages in remote agricultural markets. This pushes down costs and supports increased incomes for both farmers and drivers as well as Moovr’s financial sustainability. 

Your success factors 

We won a Allesch-Taylor Scholarship in December 2016 to finance part of the trip to Kenya to undertake field research. Also on November 8th, 2016 Moovr was mentioned as a success story in the European Business School in Paris during an event at Mhd Yunus Social centre. The event was hosting about 120 people from all around the world, and one of the received testimonies was by professor Stephen Bach who cited Moovr as an example of how smart and motivated students can use social Entrepreneurship programs and education to produce fantastic outcomes. Moovr has been mentioned a success story in many events in the international development and social entrepreneurship community at King’s College and in London.

At this stage, Moovr is building its way toward developing a prototype to be tested in Kenya in order to start the official launching of the service. The team has a clear vision for the business and conducted extensive research for the past months about the market in Kenya and how to customize Moovr as a solution to fit its unique needs. Moreover, Moovr team focused from the beginning on building a wide network with expertise around the world and especially in Africa and Kenya in the areas of farm related technologies and social entrepreneurship. We are in contact with experts in tech for development, mobile money providers like Vodafone and Safaricom to create the Moovr platform. Additionally, we are speaking to people with experience in livestock and transportation in Kenya and potential investors both in London and Kenya to ensure that we best understand the challenges we face and the market in which we wish to operate.

Your factors differentiating and disruptive compared to the existing 

Moovr’s innovation is in the adaptation of a new high-tech solution for an old, low-tech problem and in applying an SMS sharing economy model to rural agricultural transportation in developing countries.

Your business model

 We will connect farmers with drivers who will determine the transaction cost between them. Moovr will then take a portion of the fee paid by farmers to their transport providers. This fee will be determined as a fixed percentage of the transaction, with a minimum per transaction price to ensure our financial sustainability. We will also generate additional revenue through using our platform to advertise to our user base, comprising farmers and drivers. Our service would also generate significant information databases, which may present future possibilities for further revenue generation.

A few words about your competitors

 We have not identified any competitors

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noCRM.io, Lead management software that REALLY helps salespeople

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Tell us a few words about the founders and how the idea came

noCRM is a cloud-based sales software created in 2013 by Sunny Paris, CEO and Guven Urganci, Chief Product Officer (CPO). The idea came to create an easy sales management tool to manage business opportunities.. Unlike traditional CRM, noCRM is born out of the need to have an easy tool to create and manage leads in order to track better and close faster more deals.


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Your products and services 

noCRM is a prospecting tool available on desktop and mobile version, both are available in 7 languages: French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German and Russian.

Your success factors 

noCRM allows users each morning to get exactly which leads they need to contact, without forgetting a sales opportunity.

Your factors differentiating and disruptive compared to the existing 

An anti-CRM designed for salespeople to take control of their own sales process.

Your business model

Depending on the edition chosen (Starter or Expert), monthly subscription (no contract) 12€ or 19€ per month / user, or annual subscription 10€ or 16€ per month / user, with a trial of 15-30 days.

Your website 

 noCRM.io

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Jooxter, leading Smart Occupancy solution

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Jooxter, leading Smart Occupancy solution, supports businesses by making an occupancy dashboard available to optimize square meters, giving autonomy to collaborators and introducing new ways of working into blue chips companies’ management styles. It is a 20% space saving guarantee.

With a user-oriented web & mobile application and an IoT environment, Jooxter can be plugged into any type of building. Introducing its new JODI (Jooxter Occupancy Data Analytics) interoperable platform, our services can seamlessly collect and handle data from external sensors and third-party applications (Chatbots, Parking spaces, FM solutions, Lighting).

 

Customers

Vinci, Deloitte, Crédit Agricole, Adeo, L’Oréal, Veolia, Eaton, GRDF, Sodexo, Lyreco, BNP Paribas, Ericsson, Euratechnologies, Banque Postale, …

 

Market

Globally, over 50% of companies square meters are not efficiently used. Those spaces are accounted as the second highest expense in a company’ balance sheet.

Collaborators are increasingly mobile and linked-up (flex office, remote working,…). This trend is likely to be confirmed, and for good reason, 94% of millennials do not perceive themselves as in-house workers. According to a Gartner study, by 2020, 40% of companies will totally adopt the flex desk method to meet the new standard of a working strategy.

 

Founder

Fabien Girerd, CEO of Jooxter, is an engineer who started his career in Paris, 25 years ago as a management consultant. He then joined the large corporation by running international SAP implementation projects and teams in major international companies such as Warner Lambert, GSK, Holcim, and Johnson Controls, where he held a c-level position as a EMEA Workplace director. While his work at Johnson Controls, Fabien noticed that the need to create a solution focus on Smart occupancy based on his experience helping global organisation improving their workplace usage.

We are now mentored by 3 strategic seniors advisors:

  • Nigel Clarke, ex VP & GM EMEA Asure Software – « Sales Advisor »
  • Fréderic Krebs, ex PDG Allociné – « Marketing Advisor »
  • Martin Ryssen, CEO at Talentoday – « Strategy Advisor »

 

Web site

www.jooxter.com

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Evocraft : Entry Level Robots for kids

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After founding the “ENISO TEAM” club at the National Engineering School of Sousse in 2015, I realized that the knowledge of robotics and technology can be acquired and used at an earlier age that helps unleash the creativity and imagination of the people. After few years and inspired by the new emerging STEAM education methodology, Our team worked hard to provide easy to use concepts and products that help kids learn robotics and software programming at early age and through a learn by practice approaches that focus on trial and error.

 

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Your products and services 

Our Product « Evokit » is a set of mechanical and electronic parts that can be assembled and programmed in order to deliver a revolutionary learning experience of new technologies which is submerged in amusement and knowledge.

To increase the fun, firstly we have integrated a set of documents that serve as a guide for children in their adventures and gives them a set of proposals for different uses and a large database of codes to try. Multiple sketches also were added as terrains for classical practical tests such as line following, obstacle avoidance, sumo …

Secondly, we’ve created an Android control application that serves as an alternative to control the robot. Because of its simplicity of use, the application was admired by all of those who tried it.

Evokit” was crafted with the purpose to be a suitable product that will contribute to the technological awakening among children starting from 8 years old. It is easy to assemble, easy to program and it is expandable according to the kids’ desire since we believe that the imagination must never have limits.

Our robot supports, among others, the different children’s visual programming languages, which are fast, easy to understand and requires no previous experience.

 

Your success factors 

Our team combine both the technical practice and the know-how gained through accumulated experience due to their contribution in scientific clubs and organizations and the different tests they elaborated with over 200 students across Tunisia that served to polish the different success of the product, in addition to their scientific knowledge and understanding of mechatronics, electronics, computer science and management.

 

Your factors differentiating and disruptive compared to the existing 

In our case, innovation is demonstrated through the mastery of the technology used to design and manufacture our product. The manufacturing technologies used were carefully chosen to be the latest in order to be taught in the process of learning in addition to the other scientific knowledge. The members of the EVOCRAFT team implemented their scientific, technical and managerial skills in order to move from the idea phase to the execution of the project.

 

Your business model  

Because of the wide variety of applications it offers, our product can address many customers such as primary schools, scientific clubs and associations, geeks and parents. Besides our main customers, some co-working spaces and training centres also were interested in the product which leads us to some important partnerships. We’ve started by focusing on the regions of Sousse, Monastir and Tunis since they have the biggest concentration of private primary schools and scientific organizations.   

Our revenue model is based basically on the selling of the product and the different accessories and add-ins. In addition to that, we offer specific tailored trainings for the teachers/trainers in the schools who wish to adopt our product in their courses. We intend, in the future, to enlarge our offers and diversify our products and accessories and to find new markets in the Mediterranean basin. 

 

A few words about your competitors

Multiple competitors exist on the international market such as Mblock, LEGO Mindstorm,… but the prices or the functions usually presented in such products don’t go along with our market’s demand. In order to compete with their offers, we worked on improving many competitive advantages: price, autonomy, rigidity, stability and the hackability in order to adapt them to the needs of our customers.

 

Your website 

http://evocraft.tk

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