When you think of people to give you startup advice or to model your startup after you typically think of either high profile VCs or people who’ve had eight to nine figure exits. They must know what’s good for you because they’ve either invested in big deals or had a big deal themselves. That makes perfect sense.
Well a 17 year old entrepreneur by the name of Kirill Chekanov from Moscow has developed a startup called Hippflow which will hopefully help other startups.
Chekanov tells us in the interview below that Hippflow will help entrepreneurs input and track resources, plan work, measure progress and celebrate milestone achievements.
Chekanov knew that for something like this to work he needed to go global from the beginning. He’s already inked partnerships in the US, England, Singapore and China. His latest partnership, is with Chinaaccelerator one of the largest startup accelerators in China.
Internally, his organizational startup has kept him focused and hitting his milestone goals while simultaneously finishing his last year in the Russian equivalent of high school.
Check out the rest of the interview with Chekanov below.
Hippflow is a service for startups that helps input and track resources, plan work, measure progress and celebrate milestone achievements, while being thoroughly visible in real time to mentors, investors, and all other interested parties.
We are also organizing partnership programs with incubators and coworkings worldwide to let startups work in any part of the world using discounts and bonuses our partners provide.
For now we have partners in: USA, England, China, Singapore
Who are the founders and what are their backgrounds?
I’m a 17 years old Russian entrepreneur. Graduating school this year. Started my first business in 14 years old (HR) Now running Hippflow, organizing events, mentoring startups
Where are you based?
What is the startup culture like where you are based?
Not as good as it could be, but the infrastructure is growing fast and there are a lot of events and incubators that could help.
What problem does Hippflow solve?
Hippflow solves the problem of simple and convenient business- planning and keeping the investor updated, you can also mention achievements, plans and resources needed.
All data given is systemized into a handy for investors and mentors horizontal timeline.
What is one challenge that you’ve overcome in the startup process?
As I started Hippflow while being at school I had to do a lot of time management. It was hard on the start, but I got used to it soon.
Whats one thing the world doesn’t know about you or your startup?
We will soon release the partnership with Chinaaccelerator one of the coolest accelerators I know in China! This will be one of our first steps on the Asian market.
Whats next for your startup?
We have plans of developing the partnerships with coworkings, incubators and service- providers worldwide. We are also planning to develop more features for business- planning which will help to achieve the startup’s goals.