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Meet the Founders of Vendoir


Vendoir is an award-winning one-stop-shop occasion planning app on a mission to make occasions sustainable, stress-free & inclusive. They launched publicly in November 2022, enabling simple sourcing, reserving & administration of occasion suppliers. Vendoir has 10k+ downloads and 100+ bookings to this point, and has been featured in distinguished platforms corresponding to Forbes, Metro, Techround, and UKTN.

Vendoir are at the moment overfunding on Seedrs with 80+ buyers and has bold plans for the long run. We sat down with the Vendoir staff, Oshoma Zekeri (Co-Founder and CEO), Yoma James-Kukor (Co-Founder and COO), and Charles Ofoegbu (Co-Founder at CTO) to search out out extra.

It’s spectacular that you’re dedicated to net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. Are you able to speak us by way of how you might be implementing this goal? 

At Vendoir, we’re dedicated to creating occasions extra sustainable. We’ve set a goal to contribute to net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.

To attain this, we’ve got partnered with a number one local weather tech firm. Within the subsequent few months, our platform will assist customers calculate, scale back, and offset carbon emissions from any occasion. We wish to supply our purchasers a seamless approach to make their occasions extra sustainable.

This partnership is a game-changer for the occasion trade. For the primary time, occasion organizers could have the instruments and sources they should make their occasions actually sustainable. We’re assured that we will contribute massively to the 2040 net-zero carbon emissions goal by guaranteeing anybody/wherever can organise a sustainable occasion.

You simply hit 100% of your crowdfunding goal – congratulations! What has your funding journey been like to this point, and what do you propose to do with the cash you’ve raised? 

Thanks for the congratulations! We’re thrilled to have hit our crowdfunding goal. You will need to be aware that the funding surroundings has develop into far more difficult in current instances, and we had been ready for it. We needed to work as a staff, keep targeted and proceed to thrive and at this time, we will see that it’s all paid off.  We’ll use the funds to speed up development, develop new product options, broaden our gross sales and advertising staff, enter new markets, and spend money on sustainability initiatives like our partnership with Kilmahelden which is able to assist speed up our B2B providing. We consider Vendoir has the potential to revolutionize the occasions trade. We’re excited to make our imaginative and prescient a actuality and assist occasion organizers create extra sustainable, stress-free, and inclusive occasions.

It’s improbable to see that you’ve lately partnered with Kilmahelden, a number one local weather tech firm. What does this imply for Vendoir, and do you might have some other partnerships within the pipeline?

Thanks! We’re enthusiastic about our partnership with Kilmahelden as a result of it’s going to assist us make occasions extra sustainable. Kilmahelden is a number one local weather tech firm that helps companies calculate, scale back, and offset their carbon emissions. For instance, our purchasers will be capable of use Kilmahelden’s platform to calculate the carbon footprint of their occasions, establish methods to cut back emissions and offset any remaining emissions by way of high-quality carbon offset initiatives.

We consider this partnership is a game-changer for the occasions trade. For the primary time, occasion organizers could have the instruments and sources they should make their occasions actually sustainable.

Along with our partnership with Kilmahelden, we’re additionally in talks with numerous different potential companions, and we can not wait to share this with our neighborhood. We’re notably considering partnering with corporations that may assist us obtain our mission by making occasion planning seamless, sustainable, and inclusive.  

Vendoir is marketed as taking the stress out of occasions – are you able to inform us a bit extra about how the know-how does this? 

Vendoir’s know-how takes the stress out of occasions in numerous methods. Firstly, we’ve got centralized all occasion planning duties in a single place. We offer a central platform the place occasion organizers can handle all their occasion planning duties, together with discovering and reserving distributors, creating, and managing budgets and communication. This eliminates the necessity to change between totally different instruments and platforms, which may save occasion organizers a number of time and stress.

We’ve simplified the seller reserving course of which makes it simple for occasion organizers to search out and e book distributors with only a few faucets. Occasion organizers can merely seek for distributors by class, location, and availability. As soon as they’ve discovered a vendor that they’re considering, they’ll contact the seller immediately by way of Vendoir.

Vendoir additionally affords a wide range of instruments to assist occasion organizers handle their contracts and funds with distributors. We even have real-time visibility into the occasion planning course of. This permits them to trace their progress and establish any potential issues early on.

Vendoir additionally sends occasion organizers automated notifications about upcoming deadlines and necessary duties. Time is cash and we wish occasion planning to be stress-free and never the prevailing daunting, time-consuming and fewer enjoyable course of.

The place do you see Vendoir in 5 years? 

In 5 years, we see Vendoir because the main sustainable world platform for occasion planning and execution. Vendoir can be utilized by occasion organizers of all sizes, from small companies to giant firms, to plan and execute their occasions. Vendoir can be recognized for its ease of use, highly effective options, and dedication to sustainability.

Listed below are some particular issues we see Vendoir attaining within the subsequent 5 years:

  • Increasing into new markets: Vendoir will broaden into new markets, corresponding to Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. This can permit Vendoir to assist much more occasion organizers all over the world create extra sustainable, stress-free, and inclusive occasions.
  • Growing new options: Vendoir will proceed to develop new options to make its platform much more helpful and user-friendly. For instance, Vendoir is growing a brand new function that can permit occasion organizers to purchase, promote and rent sustainable merchandise/gear for his or her occasions, making the complete occasion planning course of ever inexperienced.  
  • Partnering with different companies: Vendoir will accomplice with different companies within the occasions trade to supply its purchasers a wider vary of services. For instance, Vendoir is partnering with a number one venue firm to supply its purchasers discounted charges on venues. 
  • Changing into a pacesetter in sustainable occasions: Vendoir will develop into a pacesetter in sustainable occasions. Vendoir will supply its purchasers a wide range of instruments and sources to assist them scale back the environmental affect of their occasions. 

We consider that Vendoir has the potential to revolutionize the occasions trade. Vendoir’s know-how is making occasion planning simpler and fewer disturbing for everybody concerned. Vendoir can be dedicated to sustainability, which is a crucial challenge for a lot of occasion organizers and their friends.

We’re excited to see what the long run holds for Vendoir. We consider that Vendoir has the potential to develop into the main world platform for occasion planning and execution.

 

What has been the largest studying in your journey to this point? 

The largest studying on our journey to this point has been the significance of listening to our customers. Once we first began Vendoir, we had a number of concepts about what options, and performance can be most respected to occasion organizers. Nevertheless, we rapidly realized that it was necessary to hearken to our customers and perceive their wants.

We’ve realized that one of the best ways to construct a profitable product is to give attention to fixing actual issues for our customers. We’ve additionally realized that you will need to be versatile and adaptable. The occasions trade is consistently altering, and we’d like to have the ability to change our product roadmap accordingly.

You will discover out extra about Vendoir’s staff, technique, merchandise and marketing campaign right here

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