19 founders from 11 companies are joining this year’s edition of Dare to Scale. Today we are presenting Swipe.bg, a platform for easy purchase and sale of second-hand mobile phones, that are checked by an authorized service and with an added warranty of 2 years.
What problem does your business solve (how did you start, what was the initial motivation)?
Half of the Bulgarians keep an old phone in their cupboard. One of the reasons for this is the lack of smartphone buyback programs in Bulgaria. At the same time, buying a second-hand smartphone without a warranty carries many risks, as one-third of second-hand phones have hidden defects. Swipe.bg solves these problems by 1) creating an ecosystem of partners to offer smartphone buyback programs; and 2) giving these phones a new life by offering them to customers with a 2-year warranty, 30 days right of return policy, and up to 50% cheaper than new devices.
Share with us the thing you are most proud of (what is the company’s most significant success up to date).
After achieving strong growth since its inception, Swipe.bg has attracted interest from major investors who will help the company accelerate its development. A public announcement about this success will be made soon.
What are your expectations from Endeavor, with your participation in the program (briefly share what would be helpful and what would you like to achieve with your participation)?
Learning from the experience of successful entrepreneurs would be the most valuable thing for us. They have made many mistakes, achieved a lot of success, and gained experience that they are ready to share with us. This is more than just an accelerator program – it’s an Entrepreneurship Masterclass.