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Learn How mitipi Protects Your Home While You Are Away: Meet ‘Kevin’/ Episode 110
Cédric visited the Technopark and talked to Julian Stylianou, co-founder at mitipi. He gave us a firsthand view of ‘Kevin’, his impressions of CES 2018 and his experience with entrepreneurship.
Julian Stylianou is one of the four co-founders at Swiss startup mitipi. Stylianou obtained his master’s degree in Marketing Management at Zürich University of Applied Science and he also co-founded ZHAW Entrepreneurs club there. The club is now the main gathering point of aspiring student entrepreneurs, providing them with valuable information and networking opportunities. With the international professional experience, gained in both Ireland and China, Stylianou has been running his own venture mitipi for a year and a half.
mitipi works on creating a successful burglary prevention system. To increase your home's protection, they conducted thorough market research and came up with ‘Kevin’. ‘He’ is your virtual roommate that simulates a human's everyday activities at home while you are away.
Watch the video to find out more about CES 2018, product development, home protection and a lot more.
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet ‘Kevin’, watch the show!
Skip to Questions:
0:50 Who is Julian Stylianou?
1:48 What startups have come out from the ZHAW Entrepreneurs club you founded?
3:14 What are your impressions from CES 2018?
4:25 What is mitipi and who's ‘Kevin’?
6:43 Where do you stand with the development of your product?
7:53 Do you plan to integrate mitipi with other smart home technologies?
8:48 Will your product be able to reduce the number of burglaries and will it affect the price of home insurance?
10:11 Investor question: How do you pick your teammates and what makes your team the A team?
11:40 Why did you choose crowdfunding and not ‘conventional’ VC funding?
13:12 What do you see as a strength of the Swiss startup ecosystem and is there anything that could be improved?
The Audience Asks
14:29 Can you give us some insight into the company’s name? And how did you come up with ‘Kevin’?
Quick Fire Q&A
16:03 Finish the sentence: My biggest mistake as a startup...?
16:13 Your best tip to get an investor?
16:25 How did you get your first paying client, if you have one?
16:58 Most important characteristic of a team member?
17:10 What messaging platform does your team use to communicate efficiently?
17:42 Expert advice from Julian Stylianou
Ep. 110: Interview with Cédric Bollag, the Founder at GlobalTechBox
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