My Startup and Me
When people ask me what I do for a living, I reply:
I have a start-up which provides a web-based software that helps authors and media companies to outline their narrative content and develop their stories.
If I wanted to explain my business model to my grandmother I would say:
Before they can write, authors have to figure out the plot and the characters of the story they want to tell. www.beemgee.com helps them do that.
My idea will change the content industry because...
… Beemgee.com is the first software as a service dedicated to outlining and story development. So we are bringing digitalisation to the very first stage of the creative process, a stage which so far has been dominated by old school analogue methods. Hence we optimize the workflow of early stage content creation, making it more efficient with a collaborative solution, and bringing it into the 21st century.
My work makes me happy when…
… authors tell me how www.beemgee.com helped them make their stories better.
To be able to work well I need…
… conviction, passion, an inspiring environment and constructive criticism.
The three most important things I’ve learnt so far:
1. You need to find a great team!
2. You need to focus and at the same time keep an eye on the big picture.
3. You have to be willing to learn and grow as a person
Never again would I…
… spend quite so much time on the business plan.
When I meet investors I…
… want to see that they can bring a real benefit to the company – and that I can get on with them as people
When I overcome the next obstacle,…
… we’re probably already busy working on the one after that
If everything happens as planned now, in five years my company will…
... have become a household name among authors and storytellers, and will have generated various spin-offs for further use cases.
If I had a free wish…
... I would pay employees and the many people who have helped us a lot more money.
In ten years content will be…
... content, though no doubt by then there will be new ways to disseminate it, and new media, and new buzzwords to describe it.