Our Story



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!







The Team



Christophoros Tzirtzipis

The one with the idea - CEO

Raised in a DIY store (literary). Enjoys coding, sports and likes letting Carlos (Siberian Huskey) taking him for a walk.



Antonis Poupazis

The marketing guy - CMO

Comes from a DIY family and has professional experience in the DIY sector - enjoys sports , travelling and beer



Charis J. Anderson

The creative one - CCO

A creative 'addict' by nature. A true 90's kid who breathes music and can't live without his camera and guitar.




Irini Papalouka

Blog Contributor / Interior Architecture Advisor

Specializes in high quality interior design, for residential and commercial projects.



Natalie Stylianou

Blog Contributor / Architecture Advisor

A passionate architect, characterized by an uncompromising quality philosophy and creativity.



Katerina Kavazi

Blog Contributor

Long and broad experience in the field of interior designing and an excellent track record.








Cooperations



Morfo

Visual Studio

Visualisation studio located in Zürich and it specialises in still pictures, animations and 360 panoramas.



AtYourService

Experts Aggregation

Online Marketplace for Local Services in Cyprus





Awards

1st Prize Winners


Startup Weekend Cyprus - 6 Dec 2013

1st Prize Winners


Digital Championship Cyprus - 17 June 2014

Nominated


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

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