We’re at the halfway mark of Startup Next and the teams have already learned a great deal of information! This week we take a glance at Expert to Help, Jaakko Piipponen’s second go at entrepreneurship. Before starting this company, he ran Remote Garage, a startup dedicated to providing storage options for those who didn’t have it. He, unfortunately, was unsuccessful in his initial venture, but in conversations with fellow entrepreneurs and mentors, he quickly realized how important it was for companies to have financial plans and know how much runway their business’ had. Long story short — he learned from his failures.
Enter Expert to Help! — a company that builds financial models to illuminate important financial metrics for mid-size to large startups that need it the most. The team inputs data via the A.P.I’s of their existing services into a beautiful dashboard designed to bring day-to-day financial forecasts. While there are a few companies in this space, few manage to deliver dynamic content and even less are focused on startups. What really separates them is the perfect combination of customization and expert guidance. Customers can change just about everything in their dashboard to give them the most accurate runway for their business, but also have an expert — at a click of a mouse — ready to walk them through the process.
They’ve already learned so much from the mentors of Startup Next. Combine that with the avenue to collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs, and that gives this team the perfect opportunity to really take their business to a new level — which will in-part help the startups in our ecosystem grow. You can find Jaakko bouncing all over Geekdom, be sure to catch their pitch on June 2nd in the Event Centre.