Stefan and Gernot met in August 2017 at a meeting of the founders. While everyone smiled at Stefan's idea, Gernot was the only one who was convinced that the world would need the RefresherBoxx one day.
When the first prototype was ready and working at the end of 2017 after 3 weeks of development, Stefan and Gernot treated their sports shoes with the RefresherBoxx shoe version with great success.
When in spring 2018 the media heard and reported about this fantastic invention, they recognized the potential of the RefresherBoxx. Together with Marko and Said they founded the company in spring 2018 to catapult the development and marketing of RefresherBoxx to the next level.
In 2019 we were invited to East Africa, Japan and China with our RefresherBoxx. These were indescribable and helpful experiences, adventures and development for us, our RefresherBoxx and our vision. We are very thankful for that! In the second half of 2019 we have completed a proof of concept in a 6 months Techfounders program with Miele and could show that our RefresherBoxx kills odors as well as microorganisms.
In 2020 the Corona Pandemic hit us as hard as any other. We didn't just want to sit still during the pandemic, while all citizens did their best to support where they could. We also wanted to help and have reoriented ourselves. Within 3 weeks we developed the Healthcare version, which is able to reprocess the most sought-after and less available respiratory masks and personal protective equipment, which are disposable products, so that they can be reused without danger.
In the summer of 2020, our Healthcare Version made it to the winners' rostrum in the "Protective Equipment" category of the European Hackathon EuVsVirus. About a month later, we were the only foreign start-up to reach the final of the world's largest start-up competition, the RICE Business Plan Competition, in Houston with our RefresherBoxx and reached 4th place.
While we learned how to develop in the business area at the From-Founder-For-Founders Accelerator Program of xdeck, we were able to convince at the European Space Agency Competition (INNOspace Masters, Category: ESA BIC).
Sing-Hong Stefan Chang
Founder & CEO
"I love sharing thoughts. I am convinced that only through a lively, positive and constructive exchange of information we can push the world in which we currently live towards the dream world in which we ourselves would like to live. It is time to apply what you have learned and explored. I truely believe that sufficient knowledge has already been gained to solve many current problems."
Founder & CTO
"My interest lies in forward-looking ideas and resulting innovations, combined with e.g. virtual reality or machine learning. It is especially important to keep the focus on current problems of this world. If solutions are made possible by technology, we should try to implement them through new designs."
Founder & Sales
"God has given each person unique talents and in my opinion we all have the responsibility to use our talents as well as possible.In my personal experience, Germany is a country where you can achieve anything with diligence and perseverance. One should therefore try to put one's abilities at the service of society in order to give something back in this way."
"Every sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic", Arthur C Clarke.
Both magic and technology have fascinated me for as long as I can remember. In fantasy novels and movies, magic can do (almost) anything. It can be used for good and evil. Technology is not that different: it can take a life just as much as it can save one. However, most of the time, technology is simply used to improve our lives in the same way magic is in the worlds of Harry Potter and co.
I believe with the right technology (almost) anything is possible and I want to use it to help create a better world"
Dr. Said W. Ashrafnia
Founder & Lawyer
"We live on mutual consideration and appreciation. You only realize how important it is to meet on an equal footing without reservation when it becomes less. Therefore we have to learn from the past in order to understand the present and shape the future."
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