The Railsapp startup Drystorm was the lucky winner of of betapitch Vienna. CEO Louis Sayer prevailed against seven startups from the field of hardware, cloud services and DIY clothing in the pitching challenge at sektor5 (read more here).
With the victory Drystorm not only took home 1.000 dollars but also qualified for the global betapitch challenge on 30 August in Berlin where the startup will compete against the five other European projects in the finals. But instead of being nervous about the challenge, Sayers seems relaxed and optimistic about the event: “I think everyone is a winner as long as you keep in touch with the people you have met and use the opportunities that come along the way.”
Learning by trying out different ideas
Sayers explained, that only that fact that they changed the idea for a startup four or five times, were the reason they ended up with Drystorm.”We went through the same process with each idea – having a landing page, a login form, sign up form and so on. So we thought, there must be a better way to get an application running faster.” Hence, Drystorm was born as an easy to use tool that helps users to create apps efficiently and affordable.
We went through the same process with each idea – having a landing page, a login form, sign up form and so on. So we thought, there must be a better way to get an application running faster.
The next big steps for the startup include a private beta launch of their service as well as product development. “I want to get a paid feature out as soon as possible because it validates your product if people actually pay for your service. “
The startup was founded in June when Sayers joined the Techpeaks accelerator in Italy and was very pleased with the offers of the four months programme. So, being from New Zealand, the CEO started his company in Italy, lives now London and already plans to move again soon. “I’m not stuck to one place. For me it’s interesting to see the different startup scene across Europe and see what kinds of opportunities exist.”