Startup of the Day - Qwiji
The BizSpark startup of the day is Qwiji Web-Shows, based in Israel. You will find below an interview with Erez She Mesh, Co-Founder & CEO of Qwiji. All the best to them and congrats for being the startup of the day!
Interview with Erez She Mesh, Co-Founder & CEO of Qwiji
Tell us who you are and your role in the company.
I’m 33 Years old, married +3, with great passion for food and cooking. I’m the Co-Founder & CEO of Qwiji.
What did you do before creating your company?
Established a SaaS application development start-up, managed an EMEA region in a big international telecommunication company.
How do you feel being the most promising ‘Startup of the Day’ per Microsoft BizSpark?
It’s a great honor.
What is your company’s mission?
Provide an alternative browsing and searching experience.
In 140 characters or less, tell us what your company does:
Qwiji eliminates the need to choose pages or search results, the platform instantly create a web show out of your search key-words.
How did you get the idea for your company?
Both of the founders are early stage internet users and developers, and both of us shared the same feeling that browsing the web sometimes can become boring and frustrating; we decided to develop a game that turn browsing into an adventure, eventually it turned into a browsing and searching experience.
Tell us about your funding history. Are you currently looking for funding? If so, how much?
Qwiji is self funded. We’re looking for $ 500K investment.
How many employees do you have? How many developers?
2 employees. 1 developer.
Are you hiring? If yes, what are you hiring and where?
Which platform are you building on? Why?
.Net, it’s the one we’re most familiar with, no learning curve required, reliable and stable.
Where do you see opportunities today in the Software/internet area?
I think that cloud computing, SaaS application and SaaS security will be one of the hottest opportunities in the near future.
What do you think about the BizSpark Program?
A great starting point for low-budget and first time entrepreneurs.
Do you have any advice for young Software entrepreneurs?
Enjoy the ride, don’t think only on the “Exit”, and make the process of creation enjoyable for you and your team.
Who’s your role model?
What’s the ONE THING you would like readers to take away from this interview
If you have a good idea, make it happen. Don’t be afraid to try!
Published: 12/21/2009 9:04 AM