MTH Unboxing: koppla

To orga­ni­ze the dif­fe­rent varied of trades on a con­s­truc­tion site is a big chall­enge. The lack of com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on and a defec­ti­ve plan­ning often lead to a fail­ure to stay on cos­ts and sche­du­le. Pots­dam based start­up kopp­la addres­sed this pro­blem. They deve­lo­ped a plat­form to opti­mi­ze the plan­ning and com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on, and to redu­ce the cos­ts and con­s­truc­tion time. Read more in our Octo­ber issue of MTH Unboxing!

MTH Acce­le­ra­tor: What did you do befo­re kopp­la?
kopp­la: The three of us began our kopp­la adven­ture direct­ly after our stu­dies. During our stu­dies, though, we gai­ned a lot of prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ence working at start-ups in various fields – Mar­co work­ed as a team lea­der in a trade­sper­son start-up and later car­ri­ed out pro­cess ana­ly­ses for estab­lished con­s­truc­tion com­pa­nies; Las­se gai­ned expe­ri­ence in soft­ware deve­lo­p­ment at SAP in the USA, among other things; and Jero­me boun­ced around in the Ber­lin start-up sce­ne befo­re working in Nige­ria for the GIZ’s ener­gy programme.

MTH Acce­le­ra­tor: What is kopp­la?
kopp­la: kopp­la deve­lo­ps a pro­duc­tion sys­tem for lar­ge con­s­truc­tion sites in which gene­ral con­trac­tors and sub­con­trac­tors work tog­e­ther on one sys­tem. This makes it pos­si­ble to react to dis­rup­ti­ons in real time and opti­mi­se the con­s­truc­tion pro­cess in a data-dri­ven way. kopp­la is now used by seve­ral estab­lished con­s­truc­tion com­pa­nies throug­hout the DACH region.

MTH Acce­le­ra­tor: Why the MTH Acce­le­ra­tor?
kopp­la: We are a start-up in its growth pha­se, and the MTH Acce­le­ra­tor offers us the oppor­tu­ni­ty to inter­act with other foun­ders, pro­vi­des us with sub­stan­ti­al exper­ti­se via a strong net­work in the most diver­se are­as. In addi­ti­on, we enjoy­ed using the MTH Accelerator’s co-working space and par­ti­cu­lar­ly app­re­cia­ted the short decis­i­on-making pro­ces­ses for all kinds of issues.

MTH Acce­le­ra­tor: Why kopp­la?
kopp­la: 80% of all con­s­truc­tion sites run over cost or over time, and this is main­ly due to poor com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on or bad plan­ning. kopp­la com­bi­nes plan­ning based on LEAN Con­s­truc­tion that uses a simp­le com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on sys­tem, thus impro­ving both plan­ning and com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on within the con­s­truc­tion pro­cess. This redu­ces cos­ts and shor­tens the con­s­truc­tion time.

MTH Acce­le­ra­tor: What is your mis­si­on?
kopp­la: kopp­la is the pro­duc­tion sys­tem for the con­s­truc­tion site of the future and will end the age of con­ven­tio­nal construction.

About the MTH Unboxing 

The MTH Acce­le­ra­tor port­fo­lio is gro­wing and gro­wing. But what exact­ly do the teams do and, abo­ve all, what did they do befo­re they beca­me entre­pre­neurs? In MTH Unboxing, our new inter­view series, we shed some light on the sub­ject and intro­du­ce the teams in more detail. MTH Acce­le­ra­tor Babels­berg is the pro­gram for start­ups and foun­ding teams from the metro­po­li­tan regi­on who are loo­king to explo­re tech­no­lo­gies and digi­tal busi­ness models and take their com­pa­nies to the next level.

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