Ep 235 – The Co-Founder of BindiMaps on Giving Back Before Moving On
The Co-Founder of BindiMaps on Giving Back Before Moving On
In our fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the luxury and glamour of social media. While everyone may be living their best lives, it’s often not the full picture and honestly, it’s not what’s really important.
In this episode of Peers2Peers, powered by Shopify, we sit down with Mladen Jovanovic, the Co-Founder of BindiMaps, an Australian tech startup that helps the visually impaired navigate unfamiliar or complex indoor spaces with a navigational mobile app.
Mladen shares the importance of unplugging from social media, how many failures it took to launch BindiMaps, and why we should think about giving back in order to find fulfilment.
Not everyone was born to entrepreneurial parents. For some of us, our families put expectations and limits on where they thought we could go in life. As a result, those of us who have experienced this may not think we can achieve our wildest dreams or worse, didn’t dream at all. This was the case for today’s guest, Mladen Jovanovic.
The Co-Founder of BindiMaps, Mladen struggled in school, acted out and it was only when he worked as a bouncer in Sydney’s King Cross, that he stopped and took note of where he was at in life.
In this episode of Peers2Peers, powered by Shopify, Mladen shares his unique journey to owning a business, how going back to Serbia gave him the reality check he needed, and why you need to focus on giving back, first.
Mladen Jovanovic is the Co-Founder of BindiMaps, an Australian tech startup that helps the visually impaired navigate unfamiliar or complex indoor spaces with a navigational mobile app.
The app works by utilising a network of Bluetooth beacons, a mapping and route-guidance system and smartphone sensors to describe where users are, what is around them and the best way to get to their destinations. Since launching in 2017, BindiMaps is functional across Australia and has assisted more than 1,600 people to safely reach more than 2,000 destinations. Mladen was a finalist in the Global Impact Challenge is an alumni of the University of Technology Sydney and is a Forbes 30 Under 30 listee.
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Check out BindiMaps: https://bindimaps.com/
Facebook Page: https://web.facebook.com/BindiMaps
Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/bindimaps/
Connect with Mladen: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mladen-jovanovic/
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