ShopOn was technically hacked ready just a bit before a similar solution won TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon, so the future is bright for AR and Co-Founder Christer Loob is a big fan of it!
What entrepreneurs do you admire and why?
John Lasseter, Ed Catmull & Steve Jobs - Pixar. The
perseverance of these guys and how they defeated the industry which was
insisting that their idea can never work is simply amazing. Truly an
inspirational story for entrepreneurs working with unconventional mediums and
in uncertain conditions.
Tell about your team dynamics
One of the best attributes of our team is that most of us have
experience in all the technical aspects which go into creating a mixed- and
virtual reality application while having deep proficiency in their own fields.
This means that we can very easily understand each other, bounce ideas and come
up with solutions to problems that arise in the process. We never want to quit
learning, the reason we are here today is that we want to continuously evolve
and become better at what we do.
Your key learning so far doing your startup:
Everything should be done one step at a time. If you chase two
rabbits at the same time, then you won't catch either of them and the same goes
for building a company. That can be something that is very easy and dangerous
to forget. We have also learned that so many people are willing to help us with
their knowledge and we are incredibly thankful for all the support!
What does success look like for your startup?
Goals of success are something that should be set step-by-step
as well. Our current aim is to become self-sufficient and to really learn how
to build a scalable business. If we are thinking in the long term then we want
to do what we love and if we can change the worldin the process, then that for us, is the definition of ultimate
Why should start-ups from all over Europe apply to VUNK Autumn Programme in Estonia?
This spring a Portuguese start-up Helppier applied to VUNK collaboration programme. In short Helppier is a walkthrough service to create interactive tutorials and tooltips in seconds. Here is their Customer Happiness Manager's Ricardo Pereira's take on co-operation with VUNK & Telia.
Being a Telia Estonia startup lab, Vunk has helped companies partner with Telia to improve their offering and get access to the market. Vunk ran an accelerator for 2 years and pivoted to Collaboration framework this Spring.
e-Commerce to us is also anything
and everything transactional and dynamic – it is about enabling our customers
to complete purchases, subscriptions, manage their services and get help to
their questions in our digital channels just as they do in our stores – 24
hours a day, 365 days a year. Read more »
Tackling SmartCities and Digitalization
IoT for Telia has become the cornerstone for innovation. It is now time transform it into a more concrete framework, where there are more opportunities for partnerships. At VUNK, we look for companies offering state-of-the-art IoT services, are intelligently tackling SmartCity problems and offering value to their SME and B2B clients. Read more »