STORY
Copyright Polyglotte Inc. #mystartupstory
Life,
I know from experience...
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
is a crooked street.
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
My invention,
the olykeyboard,
illustrates this truth.
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
It sprang from a lucky
accident in my life’s
journey...
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
...which has been a diverse
one geographically,
linguistically and culturally.
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
The idea first came to me
a little after returning to
the U.S. from France and
Berlin, where I'd studied
the German langua...
I thought:
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
“Why are there so many
keyboard layouts in the
world?”
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
That's when it hit me.
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
v
I would invent a multilingual
keyboard for polyglots, like
myself!
Daniela Semeco
Founder/CEO
Polyglotte Inc.
Copyright ...
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
I had my heart set on
San Francisco.
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
I'd never been to the
West or even seen the
Pacific Ocean, didn't know
anybody there—all I knew
was that I was destined to...
I'd managed to sell some
odds and ends and come
up with $250.
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
My dad thought I was crazy, but
finally agreed to buy me a
one-way ticket (which was all he
could afford).
Copyright Polyg...
On March 28 2011, I  left for
San Francisco with $250 and a
dream.
Copyright Polyglotte Inc. Image courtesy of Riad Djabri
For two and a half months I
rode the couch-surfing wave
before settling into my own
place in San Francisco.
Copyright Poly...
Luckily, I had my dad...
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
...to show me how the
mind of a techie
works.
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
He built the first prototype
and installed it on my
computer.
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
We worked for months
improving the product, and
I was able to add more and
more languages.
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
I was experiencing a lot of
challenges at the time.
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
I'd embraced local politics and
become a freegan (someone who lives
for free).
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
I’d hooked up with Food Not
Bombs and was eating for free,
putting every penny I made
towards the business.
Copyright Poly...
A local street kid
designed my first logo.
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
He was living on a roof
when I met him, and I
took him in and paid him
in food and beer. To
this day, he calls me
“Momma.”...
I founded Polyglotte Inc.
as a benefit corporation
on Jan. 1, 2013.
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
Shortly after, we were approved
by Legal Services for
Entrepreneurs, a program
offered by the Lawyers’
Committee for Civil...
Thanks to them, we now
have many pro bono
attorneys.
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
On June 14 2013
we released the
beta version of
our product.
Image courtesy of Renee JonesCopyright Polyglotte Inc.
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
It’s been an adventure
bootstrapping and getting
to where we are today.
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.Copyright Polyglotte Inc....
We're preparing an Indiegogo
campaign to help finance our
physical Polykeyboard.
Please follow us:
Fb: Polyglotte_Inc
Twit...
www.polykeyboards.com
Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
of 35

Polyglotte story

Polyglotte's start-up story Please help us win SlideShare's 'Tell your Startup Story' contest by liking the story across social media channels. Thank you! www.polykeyboards.com
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Technology      Education      
Source: www.slideshare.net


Transcripts - Polyglotte story

  • 1. STORY Copyright Polyglotte Inc. #mystartupstory
  • 2. Life, I know from experience... Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 3. is a crooked street. Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 4. My invention, the olykeyboard, illustrates this truth. Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 5. It sprang from a lucky accident in my life’s journey... Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 6. ...which has been a diverse one geographically, linguistically and culturally. Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 7. The idea first came to me a little after returning to the U.S. from France and Berlin, where I'd studied the German language and interned in art galleries. Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 8. I thought: Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 9. “Why are there so many keyboard layouts in the world?” Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 10. That's when it hit me. Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 11. v I would invent a multilingual keyboard for polyglots, like myself! Daniela Semeco Founder/CEO Polyglotte Inc. Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 12. Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 13. I had my heart set on San Francisco. Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 14. I'd never been to the West or even seen the Pacific Ocean, didn't know anybody there—all I knew was that I was destined to go. Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 15. I'd managed to sell some odds and ends and come up with $250. Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 16. My dad thought I was crazy, but finally agreed to buy me a one-way ticket (which was all he could afford). Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 17. On March 28 2011, I  left for San Francisco with $250 and a dream. Copyright Polyglotte Inc. Image courtesy of Riad Djabri
  • 18. For two and a half months I rode the couch-surfing wave before settling into my own place in San Francisco. Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 19. Luckily, I had my dad... Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 20. ...to show me how the mind of a techie works. Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 21. He built the first prototype and installed it on my computer. Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 22. We worked for months improving the product, and I was able to add more and more languages. Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 23. I was experiencing a lot of challenges at the time. Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 24. I'd embraced local politics and become a freegan (someone who lives for free). Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 25. I’d hooked up with Food Not Bombs and was eating for free, putting every penny I made towards the business. Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 26. A local street kid designed my first logo. Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 27. He was living on a roof when I met him, and I took him in and paid him in food and beer. To this day, he calls me “Momma.” Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 28. I founded Polyglotte Inc. as a benefit corporation on Jan. 1, 2013. Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 29. Shortly after, we were approved by Legal Services for Entrepreneurs, a program offered by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. Copyright Polyglotte Inc. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress
  • 30. Thanks to them, we now have many pro bono attorneys. Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 31. On June 14 2013 we released the beta version of our product. Image courtesy of Renee JonesCopyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 32. Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 33. It’s been an adventure bootstrapping and getting to where we are today. Copyright Polyglotte Inc.Copyright Polyglotte Inc. Image courtesy of Renee Jones
  • 34. We're preparing an Indiegogo campaign to help finance our physical Polykeyboard. Please follow us: Fb: Polyglotte_Inc Twitter: polyglotte_sf Copyright Polyglotte Inc.
  • 35. www.polykeyboards.com Copyright Polyglotte Inc.