We spoke with Teamy founder, Filipa Manita, about building an app that helps people organize meaningful company events. Filipa has worked in the travel tech industry and enjoys applying knowledge from her full-time positions to side projects. After using Bubble to build Teamy’s minimum viable product (MVP), Filipa and her team discovered that the no-code platform easily adapted to the needs of Teamy’s customers and partners.
What problem does your company solve?
Filipa Manita: Teamy is a marketplace for team building activities and events. Organizing a simple team event is both complex and time consuming, especially in an era where companies are investing a lot of time and resources in their teams and culture. A tool to increase and maintain team engagement, Teamy helps make this process simple and cost effective.
How does your app work?
It’s quite simple: a manager or HR specialist (or anyone else who is in charge of organizing the next team event) fills out a form. Using the platform, they supply the main details of the event, including date, number of people, goal of the event, and other relevant information. Teamy partner organizations follow up by sending team building activity proposals. The organizer then accepts the proposal that best suits their team’s needs.
Tell us a little about your background and how you discovered no-code tools like Bubble.
I come from the travel industry. Early in my career, I discovered an interest in using the knowledge and theories that I had developed from my full-time positions with travel tech companies and applying them to side projects. Not looking to invest too many resources in these side projects, I began researching options and eventually discovered no-code tools like Bubble.
Why did you build your app on Bubble?
We were looking for a solution to develop our MVP, and Bubble gave us enough flexibility to build something that closely resembled what we had envisioned for our initial release. After launching and observing how our first set of users engaged with the platform, we discovered that we could use Bubble to incorporate customer feedback, which has made it easy to adapt our company’s roadmap to meet the needs of our customers and partners.
What has been your traction or success so far?
We launched in Lisbon in 2019. Now, we have about 150 partners and over 30 companies who have already signed up and created events. In Lisbon, we won at an accelerator for startups that are focused on travel and tourism. That piqued the interest of the local media press, which helped connect us to a different set of customers.
What are your future plans for your app?
Because the events industry was negatively affected by COVID-19, we were forced to quickly adapt to the changing circumstances. We launched a category that is completely dedicated to remote events, and our plan for 2020 is to focus on solutions for remote teams. Meanwhile, we’ll continue to work on our partner acquisition to prepare for launching in different markets in 2021.
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