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MarkO: Easily stay on top of your to-do list

MarkO

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What is MarkO?

We created MarkO for you to be able to stay on top of your tasks and obligations. Even with no additional effort or any discipline, nothing will slip by you anymore and anywhere. MarkO is all about saving you time by doing the remembering for you. With MarkO you will become more focused on doing the things you love because you will always get reminded at the right place and at the right time.

MarkO sends you a friendly reminder every time you pass near the location (with high location accuracy) where you can complete your tasks. It also enables you to share your tasks with friends and track their progress together. With its help you’ll easily organize your life and you’ll forget about forgetting.

Who is your target user?

Our target audiences are tech savvy people that are having a really busy life and also a young couple that needs help with their daily obligations.

Why did you build MarkO? What problem are you taking on?

Demanding job, full social life, things are moving so fast for us. All this makes us have to worry about during the day. Starting from job tasks like calling someone or participating in a meeting up to the basics of keeping my life running smoothly like buying groceries, dry cleaning, picking post, keeping up with friends you name it.

The problem is that there is too much to remember which makes it inevitable to often forget things, and the effect of forgetting causes a huge pain that makes us stressful missing important moments of our daily lives. That is why we created MarkO!

How is MarkO different from what is currently available?

MarkO has a new and revolutionary way of approaching your daily tasks and reminders that is all about reminding you what you need to do at the right place and time. MarkO can convert any message sent on other applications into a simple understandable reminder. He is smart, so when you write the reminder, he will automatically know the time, place and the people involved in the task. MarkO also uses smart location, which is not just connected to a certain place, but a set or related places which can be used to finish your task.

Tell us your founding story. Was there an “ah ha” moment?

The three of co-founders met each other 4 years ago. At that time Nino and Martin were still students and Ljupco was Director of an IT incubator in Skopje, Macedonia. He helped them to establish a company, get some experience and produce some products. At some point of their development they invited him to help them with the new clients, new product development etc. So, he joined Codewell (the first company of the MarkO’s team) last year in July and from then on they started and killed several projects.

We are a startup team of dedicated young enthusiasts with great, unique and creative ideas. We successfully finished more than 80 projects in the past 4 years – http://codewell.mk/home/portfolio/. We have started to work on MarkO with one unique goal: To create the superhero of remembering. About MarkO, we have pitched on Pioneers Festival in Wien and on Hubraum, where we won 1st place. A three months ago we were accepted at the Rockstart Accelerator from Amsterdam.

Tell us about your founding team and their backgrounds.

Ljupco Despotovski is 41 years old, He has a Master of Entrepreneurship, PMP, and was involved in preparing and opening of the first business (ICT) incubator in Macedonia, and after that – managing it for 8 years, at the same time holding the position of Executive Director of the YES Foundation in Skopje for more than 6 years https://www.linkedin.com/in/ljupcodespotovski;
Nino Karas is 24 years old, He has a Bachelor of computer science at “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje. He is Android/Web/Wearables Ninja Developer; He has many
medals on national and international competitions and Olympiads in informatics. He pitched on TechCrunch Pitchoff Competition held in Boston, chosen in the 20 best startups among
competition of 300; https://www.linkedin.com/in/ninokaras
Martin Ancevski is 26 years old, He has a Bachelor of computer science at “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje; He is Android/ iOS/ OSX Ninja Developer; Won a stand in the ICT Spring Conference in Luxembourg. Certificate for mentorship in the
National Competition in Informatics, CCNA 1 Certificate from Cisco and also a TechCrunch Pitchoff Competition held in Boston,http://mk.linkedin.com/in/martinancevski

Where can people find out more?

The app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.codewell.unltd.mk.projectmarko

The website: http://marko.rocks/

Our blog: http://markothebuddy.blogspot.com/

G+: https://plus.google.com/+MarkOTheBuddyThatRocks/posts

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/MarkO_The_Buddy/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/marko_the_buddy/