From hacked steamer to mass production
- From idea to product in the market in one year
- Raised 3,5 million euros
- 3,000 pieces sold in 2020
In a nutshell
A team of three young entrepreneurs with the ambitious vision to reinvent healthy eating for busy professionals. They partnered up with our engineers and designers and turned their idea for a smart steamer that would allow users to create healthy, super easy meals based on frozen ingredients into a marketable product.
The full story
In 2017, a team of three young entrepreneurs formulated an ambitious vision: they wanted to reinvent healthy eating for busy professionals. And they had just the thing in mind. A smart steamer that would allow users to create healthy, super easy meals based on frozen ingredients. Literally, a cool idea! By the time they came to us, our Mealheroes had done some admirable hardware hacking. What they lacked was a functional, scalable product.
Wouter Foulon, founder of Comate: “The briefing was simple: help us go from this hacked prototype to a fully functional, appetizing prototype that we can travel around the Benelux with – and that will allow us to raise money for full-scale production.”
"Oh, and please get the prototype ready for the launch of a Kickstarter campaign a few months later?"