The 'Diyful' idea was initially conceived by Christophoros, who was joined later by Antonis and Charis to co-found the company. Together, they identified specific problems in the DIY industry - massive amounts of fragmented information available online and a lack of tools to help the end user find out what they need, and how much, to undertake a DIY project. They decided to fill in the gap within the DIY industry by creating an online platform that would offer key information to every DIY'er - information that could not be found anywhere else on the web.
The plan was to create a platform where visitors could discover which materials & tools are most suitable for their DIY project, calculate the quantities needed, plus production & project cost, and locate the cheapest and/or nearest stores to buy everything they need. In addition, Diyful will provide How-to Guides along with each DIY project/task for the inexperienced DIYers who lack the know how. Also, after careful consideration we added an 'Experts' listing for the Diyful member who wishes to hire someone to assist them or undertake the project for them. All of the above were created with one purpose in mind - to overcome the fragmentation of information scattered online. Our goal is to provide an insightful and seamless process, so that our members will be able log on and take their DIY project from the initial concept stage to completion without having to leave the Diyful platform.
The idea was given shape and form during the Startup Weekend Cyprus in December 2013, where it won 1st place at the competition. From there, the Diyful team traveled to Techstars London and Athens to receive mentoring and expose the platform to a wider audience. In the meantime the team has been working on raising brand awareness with an online presence and through social media, while developing the product. Diyful was awarded again, winning 1st place at Digital Championship Cyprus, June 2014. We've just launched the open Beta version 1.1 and commenced the development of a cross platform app for mobile devices. We want to revolutionize the way people DIY, hence we got our hands dirty and started exploiting the potentials of augmented reality on mobile devices - imagine using your smartphone's camera to calculate your DIY specs and view the changes in real time.. Awesome, right?!
Stay tuned, we are just getting started!
1st Prize Winners
Startup Weekend Cyprus - 6 Dec 2013
1st Prize Winners
Digital Championship Cyprus - 17 June 2014
New Product / Service - 2014
Top 150 Startups
Pioneers Festival 2014
Man of the Year 2014 for Innovation in Cyprus
Awarded to Christophoros Tzirtzipis (CEO) for Diyful