Gazi Korkmaz, Founder at Tec Avenue, explains: " Increase in demand for hassle-free charging is driven by factors including our increasing dependency on smart devices, insufficient availability of electric sockets in public places and an increasing number of devices that require charge. These key factors are expected to increase the popularity of wireless power systems. Adoption beyond the consumer market is expected to offer new opportunities for market. After developing our first product, we can't wait to share it with the Crowdcube community and have them support our journey, whilst developing future leading edge technology ".
Their first product is just the start of the journey and they are currently working on the next generation of products to expand the range, which includes solar power charging, waterproofing and superfast charging.
Whilst there have been previous attempts at popularising wireless charging, the common issues have been the fact that nearly all wireless devices need to be constantly connected to a power supply, which isn't true wireless charging. Combine this with the poor build quality of most products on the market and we see a sector performing far below its market potential.
TEC Avenue wanted to stay true to the notion of wireless charging, by creating a device that can charge a phone without a wire in sight. In addition TEC Avenue set out to remove the complex notion of compatibility across platforms, by creating a device that works for all modern smartphones. Built to the quality of an iPhone with the longevity and stamina of an outdoor festival, TEC Avenue have created their first of many innovative products.
"What we are creating has the potential to change the way people constantly interact with their technology, without the anxiety of Nomophobia" states Gazi.
Soft launching in mid 2016 on Amazon, aimed at the 16 - 35 age demographic, the company has sold 160+ units in the last few month with no marketing. The funding will go towards promoting the current product, engaging with Vloggers (Youtube Influencer's), restocking the current line and R&D of the second generation product.
Institute of Directors, City of London, China Group. London Capital Club, Abchurch Lane, City of London.
It was a great honour to be invited to attend IOD China Groups 10 year anniversary along with David Stringer-Lamarre, within his role as Chairman of the Institute of Directors, City of London was pleased to attend and speak at this important landmark event. The China Group was set up in 2006 by the then IoD City of London Chairman Sir David Brewer KG CMG CVO JP, Mei Sim Lai OBE DL & Andrew KP Leung; the first Chairman of the China Group. All three were present at this dinner.
Sir David Brewer KG CMG CVO JP spoke on the topic of ‘UK China – A Personal Perspective’. Andrew KP Leung shared his views about the relationships between China, Hong Kong and the UK. Mei Sim Lai OBE DL spoke of the various activities of the China Group since 2006 and outlined plans for future events. David Stringer-Lamarre reflected upon the economic and cultural links between the UK and China, noting the opportunities presented during the Golden Era and One Belt One Road. Mention was made of ongoing development following the result of the EU referendum. Two sopranos performed pieces from the West and China: Chen Wang and Beibei Wang.
Left to right: Sir David Brewer, Andrew KP Leung, Mei Sim Lai, David Stringer-Lamarre & Lord Clement-Jones