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Student Entrepreneurs: MindMate

Student Entrepreneurs: MindMate

by Disrupts MagazineAugust 16, 2016

Every day is a school day.

We started MindMate one year ago while all four of us were still students. It changed everything. Suddenly, we had a vision that went way beyond the dissertation deadline and that inspired us more than any “regular” job ever could.

We spend every free minute with building the business and although it was hard, the initial effort definitely made the difference.

Dissertation, what?
MindMate was just more important than our degree and what started as “Uni work first.” turned into “Dissertation work awaits after all the work on MindMate is done.“

Is this your university project?
Young entrepreneurs are often doubted by investors and clients who are worried about giving their money to someone so inexperienced. We had to fight hard to build a reputation and some people didn’t realise that MindMate was a real business until we made our first sale to the NHS.

No salary, no problem.
As a student, your standard of life is quite low. We didn’t mind working on MindMate for free, which was clearly an advantage.

We believe that all age groups can and should get the chance to benefit from technology and we won’t stop until the last doubter gives it a shot. That’s what makes us disruptive.


Gabriela Matic, CMO of MindMate.

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