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Your background, how did you get into what you do now?
My name is Moshe Lev, I’m 30 years old from Omer Israel.
I’ve registered this invention along with my business partner Roi Shkoury.
I’m a network engineer, I’ve worked as a manager at the school for security and protection systems
1 minute pitch, what do you do and why is it awesome?
Candles are one of the oldest inventions in history that hasn’t changed at all over the course of thousands of years.
Personally, I’m a big fan of candles and I think it’s time to change the candle consumption reality.
It’s time to integrate the authenticity of the candle with today’s world technological progress to get a new safe, easy to use and technologically advanced candle.
What are you excited by at the moment?
The thing that excites me the most is that we managed to invent an app-enabled candle.
This candle is a real wax and flame candle, not a LED or electronic candle.
In terms of safety, we revolutionized the usage of candles; the number one reason for house fires around the globe are candles that remained lit while the owners left the house or fell asleep.
Candle Touch is able to determine when a person leaves the room and out out the candle to prevent such house fires from accruing.
How was the last 12 months for you?
The last 12 months were extremely hectic. By my standards anything less than perfect is just not good enough. We have spent countless hours, efforts and energy to create this genius invention and make it truly outstanding! We thought of anything from ease of use, safely, verity of scents and beautiful yet smart design to incorporate all to one never been seen before candle that will revolutionize the 21 century candle.
What are you most happy about?
I am most happy about the fact that although we managed to create a candle that can be ignited and out out remotely and can be even be set on timer. We were still able to stay true to candles and the warmth and pleasant ambiance they bring into the house. The candles will be available in a vast variety of scents, colors and designs, having the best of all worlds!
Where do you hope to be in next 1 – 3 years?
My goal is to change the rules of the game in regards to the way we use candles.
I would like to influence the candle market to be safer to the citizens and hoping to change the regulations in this market.
Have you been to the Dublin Web Summit before?
Personally I have never had the opportunity to attend the Web Summit convention in the past, however I am very excited that we’ve been chosen as a promising startup for 2015.
What tech do you wish was already invented and available to make your life easier?
A time machine
Life / work, online / offline, what are your strategies for managing it?
I believe in pursuing only what you truly believe in. managing your life is a lot easier when you take on projects that you care about
Anything else we should have asked you / you’d like to add?
I would like to add that people that made this all possible are Roi Shkoury and Tal Malka, my business partners who spent night and day along with me taking this invention to perfection.