By @SimonCocking

Describe the company – the elevator pitch …

The Open Collectors Network are made of young, passionate, and mostly technical guys, with lots of experience in software development, a fair share of it in the blockchain space.

How are you different?

We don’t care much about bureaucracy, only about results and people. Most of us are also friends and we work in a very friendly and fun atmosphere.

We often get together outdoors, if it’s nice outside, or other unusual spots, as we believe having fun at work enables creativity, which is important in this field and for our project, in particular.

Why will you do well?

There’s a few reasons why we are confident. We have a unique idea (pun intended), which although pretty simple, has wide-ranging use cases and no one seems to have thought of it so far.

Where are you based?

The company was founded in Romania, a global hub for IT, after which the team expanded with members from the Netherlands and the UK.

When was the company launched?

The company was launched two years ago, focused on software development in general, and recently expanded into the blockchain space.

Who are you trying to attract to your product?

Our non-fungible tokens platform lends itself well to content creators, various corporate development needs and the gaming industry. In time, as our visibility increases, we expect everyday users to use the platform as well, for tokenizing the things they love.

What tips would you give to others looking to build their business?

First and foremost, to expect to put in a lot of time & energy … there’s no way around that. But also, that there are no hurdles that can’t be overcome and that the chance of success is probably much higher than people intuitively think. At least that’s been our experience.

Tell us about your team?

A lot of us come from the Enterprise IT Sector, where there is a very strict way of doing things. I guess that’s probably why we like working sometimes while outdoors. Together, we have a combined experience of over 50 years in the software development industry, considering all our different disciplines.

What are your plans for the future?

After working in the blockchain space for a while, especially as developers, you start to see the beauty of it, so I don’t think there’s any ‘going back’. At least for the next few years, we’ll be focused solely on expanding Open Collectors Network. Due to the large number of possible use-cases for our platform, our plans revolve around finding partners interested in transitioning to the blockchain using our platform and providing technical assistance.

What are your favourite tech gadgets?

Besides the common smart phone, I like the smart lock for entering your house using your phone. It’s especially useful when your hands are full, and, before you ask … yes, it also works with a key 🙂 Iulian likes to buzz around the city in his electric scooter, if that qualifies.

What tech gadgets do you wish you could use to help you?

Good question! The only thing I carry with me all the time is my phone, so I’d like for there to be an affordable gadget, common in all stores, bars etc that can interact with an application on my phone thru a standardized interface. This would allow me to pay with my phone, guarantee my identity with my phone and lots of other everyday things. By the way, our Open Collectors Network will be able to help with the software part of this.

Anything else you’d like to add/we should have asked?

We cannot stress enough the importance of decentralization in general. With think this applies to almost any decentralized product out there. You can read more about it on our website at https://opencollectors.network/

How do people get in touch with you?

We encourage people to join our telegram group https://t.me/opencollectorsnetwork where they can ask everything they want or to send an email at [email protected]

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