Bookndo at Health Bootcamp 2015
Bookndo – The “hotels.com” for sports activities.
Bookndo.com is a website where it is easy to find, compare, book and pay for sports activities.
In February 2015 Team Bookndo applied for the Health Bootcamp; an idea accelerator program on the broad field of health and wellbeing. Health Bootcamp was organized by Helsinki Think Company and HealthSPA. It was a happy day when we heard the news of having been selected to the program.
With enthusiasm we waited for the program to begin. There were many kinds of workshops in stall for us. Everything from Marketing and Pitch training to Microsoft telling us about the utilization of Big Data. As Bookndo were at a very hectic phase during this spring with the finalization of our product development at hand only a few of us found the time to participate at the workshops. We always tried however to have at least one team member at each workshop to bring back the learning.
The highlights of the Health Bootcamp were the actual bootcamp in Copenhagen, Denmark 9.-13.3.2015 as well as the Upgraded Life Festival at Biomedicum Helsinki on May 19th, 2015. We had wonderful networking opportunities both in Copenhagen and at the Upgraded Life Festival in Helsinki. Several health and wellness companies have their headquarters in Copenhagen. I had the opportunity to visit one of them and the company welcomed me as a visitor with kindness. We also had a chance to participate at Angelnext; an angel investor event at a co-working space called the Rainmaking Loft Copenhagen. What an opportunity to get to know Danish angel investors!
Helsinki Think Company is planning to arrange bootcamp programs in the future as well. If you are an early stage startup entrepreneur or interested in becoming one you may wish to subscribe to the Helsinki Think Company newsletter on thinkcompany.fi to make sure you will know when they are accepting applications again.
During the Health Bootcamp we got to know the people behind the Microsoft BizSpark program better, first at their Big Data workshop and later at the Upgraded Life Festival. This week we decided to migrate Bookndo.com to the Microsoft Azure platform. As a member of BizSpark we get to use several Microsoft products free of charge and this is an important benefit for a bootstrapping startup like us. I was so happy as yesterday I received an email telling me that Bookndo was chosen amongst the BizSpark members to receive a free ticket to the Arctic15 conference that takes place in Helsinki next week!
At this moment we at Bookndo are doing our very best to make Bookndo easier and more comfortable to use based on valuable feedback we have received from service providers. As soon as our sports service provider partners have added their services to Bookndo.com we will open Bookndo.com for everyone to search for fun things to do!
So, do stay tuned! Click “Subscribe to our newsletter” at the bottom of the www.bookndo.com front page and you’ll be the first to hear when we open! Do follow us also on social media. You can find links to our social media channels below.
Last but not least: If you know anyone who offers sports activities of any kind, please let them know that they can sell their services on Bookndo.com. We offer a complete online booking solution for sports service providers. The benefits of using Bookndo are many:
Save money and time
• Integrated scheduling and payment system.
• Spend less time on the phone and email when customers can book online.
• Charge for the booking from the customer’s credit card also in the case of no-show.
• Bookndo booking system can be added as a plug-in to the sports service provider’s own website
Joining is easy and risk free
• Register as a service provider online at www.bookndo.com
• Bookndo only charges a commission of the booking transactions. No other costs.
Attract new customers
• Modern and efficient way to attract customers.
• Bookndo promotes Bookndo.com to individual and business end users. This benefits all service providers who offer their services on Bookndo.com
• Service locations visible on an interactive map.
• Bookndo.com works smoothly also on mobile devices.
• Bookndo.com can be used in English, Estonian, Chinese, Finnish, German, Russian and Swedish. More languages will be added shortly.
Team Bookndo wishes you an active and sunny summer 2015!
On behalf of the entire Team Bookndo,
Jenni Alasuutari – Founder and CEO