In the first of our getting to know the Akcela Incubator community, we speak to the newest member of the Akcela Incubator community, David Kingfisher. David is the Founder and CEO of startup Scoop, a product of a successful Sync the City project, built in collaboration with the Thyngs platform. So without further ado, let’s hear from David himself.
In two sentences, tell me about Scoop and its vision.
Scoop is a platform that allows businesses to track the waste, recyclable and re-usable materials they produce with the tap of a phone. Our vision to help these businesses make better sustainable and financial decisions when managing their waste.
What’s been the hardest part of starting a business?
Finally taking the plunge, initially I suspected it will be being largely on my own but so far, I’ve felt very supported.
What advice would you give to anyone starting a business?
Blimey, not sure I’m in a position to advise just yet, but set yourself daily, tangible goals and make sure you take the time to look back at what you’ve achieved so far. Learn from those around you too, whether chatting, reading or watching!