Certware (Denmark) Certware is the new way of handling product certificates in the offshore and wind industry. By digitalizing and improving a procedure that has not been changed for decades on a cloud based platform, Certware is truly disrupting a massive market.
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Next Step Challenge Spotligt Q&A with Certware:
Describe your startup and product as if you were describing it to a non-tech person on the street.
We are participating in Next step challenge Smart Energy & Digitalization 2016 in Esbjerg and our startup company is called Certware. The startup is being helped by the Next step challenge Business accelerators – which is our key to develop this company here in the beginning
Our product is a software program for a new method standard for handling incoming certificates for products that need identification – traceability and recertification, according to legislation.
We are making a software solution for the end-users in the entire supply chain – where they can have the overview on all product certificates in one platform. We are creating much easier access and easier overview than what is on the market today.
Describe how you got the idea to start your business
We are two former colleagues that comes from the lifting gear business in the offshore & marine industry. We have seen the problem for many years that our former customers had big difficulties finding certificates again on products already purchased. Our idea was to simplify this by giving the customer & owner of the products easier access to finding these – without having to call the suppliers – without having to go manual into ring folders – without having to trace down the certificate internally in the office. Just simply to use a program specially designed for it.
How does your product/service works?
The suppliers on all product certificates upload the document into Certware. How and where is described by the customer via what we are calling a “handshake” between the supplier & customer.
Why did you apply for the Next Step Challenge program?
We have never tried starting up from nothing before and we wanted the business acceleration program – to make sure we make as few mistakes as possible. We also think network & branding is valuable for us.
Recent big news?
Yes, we have identified and convinced our biggest potential customer in our beach head segment that this is a good idea, and they have the problem we are trying to solve with Certware.
Who is the founder(s) of your team?
Claus Harbo – CEO/partner
Anders Klastrup – CCO/partner
Mark Blaabjerg – On boarding officer/partner
Allan Lind – Sales/partner
Current number of employees: 4 persons
Which countries are you from? Denmark
Year Founded: 2016