Back in 2014, while studying as an undergraduate student, I had an idea of a professional one-stop user interface for advertising goods.
After 6 months of the project, it become apparent that the existing platforms with their updated services were pushing competition out of the market.
One rainy morning in 2015, while enjoying my coffee in the car and having a chat with a childhood friend, we discussed the topic of the eckomarket.ie website (the goods website at that time) and sadly we were talking about the failure of it…. At some point, he said, “why don’t you start another project on services?” I jumped over it, pretending I did not hear what he said, but the question came back to me, again and again… and at the end of the day I said to myself: “Why not?”
The project started in 2016 and, with another 2 developers, we tried to accomplish the work but for different reasons it didn’t happen and all work on the development stopped in early 2017.
With no money for this project, I had to take different jobs, some not as pleasant, but never stopped thinking about this project. Almost broke, doing a job I hated and with personal problems… it wasn’t easy at all.
In 2018, from these new opportunities all money was saved and invested in what my wife called UTender in 2019.
After one year of hard work, we managed to go live with the first version of what is going to be, a huge Services Platform.
In 2021, we are focused on bringing the platform to as many Service Providers as possible, from all industries and trades in one place, just one click away.
Starting the second quarter, we are planning big advertisement campaigns on radio/TV and to open the platform to all users.
As with any platform, we have big plans, with more features in development to help:
- Service Providers to get more contracts.
- Service Beneficiaries satisfaction with the jobs done by a Professional.
In 2021 we aim to get established in Ireland, UK and Romania, with plans of expansion each year, so keep an eye on UTender.