BotsAndUs | X-Europe Startup Interview
Welcome to our X-Europe startup interview series. We have virtually sat down with a number of our founders from past cohorts to hear all about their solutions, vision for the future, and what made them tick during our X Europe programme. So whether you are a deep tech founder looking for startup support, an eagle-eyed investor, or simply interested in the possibilities that technology can bring to society, then we welcome you to take a read. Please meet BotsAndUs, a startup providing Robotics & AI for customer service and operations of large retail stores.
Can you briefly explain what your solution is all about? What’s unique about it?
Our mission is to support logistics businesses and warehouse operators to quickly process stock through warehouses and onto the next transport mode in a modern and efficient way. We offer mobile and fully-autonomous volumetric scanning and asset tracking solution that requires minimal infrastructure changes and poses no bottlenecks on existing workflows. It is easy to use for operators of any skill level and cost-efficient for quick and flexible scale-up.
What business sectors do you target? How does the technology make an impact?
The logistics industry and its warehousing business area are currently our focus. Other target industries where we've had a successful track record are retail, travel and hospitality.
What’s the biggest milestone your startup has achieved so far, and what challenges are you still trying to overcome?
The biggest milestone we've achieved so far was developing state-of-the-art technology that is now successfully deployed in real environments. We are still trying to overcome the typical barriers to adoption facing innovation projects in very traditional industries.
How has X-Europe helped you during the past few months?
X-Europe has provided the laying ground to building our go-to-market strategy for the Central & Eastern Europe region. It's also fully immersed us into the regional tech start-up ecosystem with great connections in the VC and investment network.
After joining and benefiting from the services X-Europe has provided, what next steps do you envision
We are planning to implement some of the key takeaways from the various training sessions and continue to pursue our mission.
What advice would you give to an entrepreneur trying to pave his/her way in the artificial intelligence / machine learning landscape?
Don't build tech for the sake of building impressive technology but make sure to build solutions to actual problems. Continuously test, iterate and integrate with customer processes because no matter how good and innovative the tech might be, people still have to find it useful.
What’s unique about the X-Europe programme?
A great mix of training, mentoring and networking to cover all necessary areas in a startup's success.