End of May, the Business Accelerator Flenzies started its service that is based on the same “yes/no” logic as Tinder. Through matching algorithms, users enjoy real-time development on new opportunities as well as immediate troubleshooting of difficult tasks and challenges in the transportation, maritime and supply chain industries, including technology, service- and solution providers, educational institutions as well as public authorities.
According to founder Anders Flensborg the start was thrilling. “In the first 40 days, we processed 854 opportunities and challenges in a quickly growing community consisting today of 396 professionals. New business relationships involving 57 nationalities have been established. Pricing and negociation of opportunities is in progress”. For the first 1.000 the service is free of charge in the first 12 months.
One of those professionals is Carsten Bullemer, organizer of the maritime sustainability conference Seadevcon in Hamburg starting September 6th, 2018. Still searching for speakers for remaining panels, Carsten Bullemer came across flenzies and says: „I didn’t expect this tool to be of any value to me, and I told the Founder as he approached me“. Once in the process of setting up a profile, Mr Bullemer however took the time and shared the opportunity of becoming a speaker at Seadevcon. „The result was a positive surprise to me. Within 5 minutes I received 2 firm expressions of interest, and within 15 minutes I had 5 qualified leads. They included the global market leader for waste heat recovery for the merchant fleet, and a business development manager from a Global Top 10 logistic group. Since then I have received additional valuable contacts, and I now use Flenzies also for other business development“, so Mr Bullemer, who estimates that a classic research and contacting approach would normally have been spread over several weeks before reaching a similar result.
For Anders Flensborg this case is proof that the platform really does it’s job: „Carsten Bullemer and his maritime sustainability conference is a fine example how our algorithm adds immediate and highly qualified matches, dramatically reducing the time factor in the business development along the supply chain. flenzies really is a win-win, and a new dimension of business development.”
Photo: Anders Flensborg, founder of Flenzies