ABOUT THE COMPANY
Remind2Find is a smart shopping platform that takes the guesswork out of buying for other people. After creating and sharing profiles with family and friends, users receive convenient reminders before an occasion along with inspiration on what to buy. Profiles can be fully personalised to include favourite brands and retailers, links to wish lists or, for those who don’t want anything, alternatives such as going for a drink or charitable donations.
Steven Binnion, co-founder, says “91% of people shop in a rush at the last minute and only 23% have received a great gift in the last year, so there is significant room for improvement. As fast paced as the world is now, consumers really value services that actually save them time and stress!
After a period of slow progress setting up the business, Steven looked for a workspace that offered informal mentoring. Futurelabs became an obvious choice, having a genuine interest in real grassroots start-ups and an understanding of what they need.
Keen to develop his business idea, Steven then heard about the AD:VENTURE workshops that were being delivered in partnership with Wakefield’s specialist sector support offer and the team at Futurelabs.
Whilst working from the space at Futurelabs helped us to recover some momentum, the opportunity to receive structured mentoring and support through the FutureStart workshop programme tipped the balance. We quickly validated and spotted some gaps in work we had done. Most importantly, we left with a clear plan about what to do next and knowledge of people who could help us. Without this I fear we could still be refining our service rather than trialling it and getting customer feedback”
Steven, and his co-founder, Marc Mills are now working hard after the launch of the live platform and will continue working with the AD:VENTURE programme and the Futurelabs team as the business begins its exciting growth journey with ambitions to take the platform to a worldwide audience.
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