2 July 2020
Having the right idea is crucial when building a startup, but in order to become a success, it takes time and adaptation to get the strategy right. For the past months, a team of SparkOptimus consultants supported two winners of the online hackathon HackTheCrisis Netherlands in scaling their ideas. Using our core business-building skills, we helped AnalysisMode and PplCert to define their strategy and set clear priorities. As our collaboration is coming to its end, we’re sharing the results we helped the two startups achieve.
From the start, AnalysisMode had the implicit aim to accelerate life sciences research through a game platform. We helped them to uncover and formulate their purpose as well as further explore it. They designed their first online game with the goal to discover a vaccine for COVID-19, but soon realized their platform can be applied more broadly, and without necessarily competing with the plethora of resources already available in Coronavirus research. With 10,000 unique players and three versions of the game released in one month, they have proven that the game works and that they’re experts in translating science problems into games by using AI. Currently, they are exploring three promising business models advancing data processing in life sciences research. All three combine the power of AI and human potential using a gaming platform:
- Discovery of new vaccines or drugs
Status: testing the validity of the solution and the customer need
- Applications tapping into GPUs for life science research data processing
Status: discussing with GPU manufacturers
- Repurposed sensors accelerating virus detection as part of Horizon2020
Status: working with five organizations including the Biolab-Arcelormittal, pending grant application
Go to analysismode.com to find out more and get in touch, or just play the game “Amino Crush”.
PplCert makes it easy to stay safe by creating trust and transparency around medical supplies. In an industry that is ripe for disruption, their aim is to digitally connect organizations looking for trustworthy medical supplies directly with the OEMs, putting data and consumer information, such as reviews, at the core of their business. We have been helping them define, structure, and communicate their business model. As a concrete result, they are soon going to launch their MVP — an online platform that allows customers to find information and reviews about products from different suppliers and to connect with manufacturers directly.
Go to pplcert.org to find out more and get in touch.