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About us

We are a
startup

Made By Students
& focused on
Student
needs

We live in the intersection between social networks and the educational tech field.

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connou reinforce relationship between students and university

Our Story

A product
born from
an

honest
conversation
about

friendship &
Identity

It all started when two business and software engineer students crossed paths while training at the gym in Germany in 2020. A conversation that started with weights and workout routines turned into a sincere dialogue about how friendships are built and their importance in constructing one's identity.

But then the pandemic came, and with it came isolation. That dialogue about friendship became more intense when we realised how difficult it was now to build new friendships. We saw in ourselves and our uni peers how social anxiety made it difficult to create new social relationships. This affected our state of mind, and therefore the achievement of life goals.

As a result, in 2021, Connou was born. It is a product that fosters connections in real life by creating connections online first with the goal of creating social ties that build a community of people in which one can develop and grow healthily and happily.

Honest conversation about friendship and Identity

Our Mission

Creating a
happy &

successful

learning

community by
connecting

students on
campus

We students have experienced loneliness at university too often.
There are a few reasons for that, but among others, some of us haven't found like-minded humans on campus due to either social anxiety caused by almost 2 years of social isolation during a formative period for young adults or the limitations of physicality (it isn't easy to get to know other students from other faculties on a daily uni routine).

We want to enable young students to
discover the world through other people's perspectives
to facilitate their personal growth and create strong personal connections.And we want that to happen in a physical context.
Connou is not about digital relationships, but real life ones!

Happy Students on Campus

Our values

The 6 we live by

Diversity

Our user base, university students from all over the world is incredibly diverse, and so is our team. This is critical to go above and beyond when serving students, possibly the most diverse and dynamic demographic in the world.

Togetherness

"We are all in this together." Students succeed academically when they feel like they are part of a university culture. The best innovations and ideas are made in teams - just as students learn best in groups.

Commitment

Going to university is a commitment. Likewise, welcoming students to your university is a commitment. We are committed to serving your students and being part of the bilateral commitment between a university and its students.

Learning

Learning requires courage. Students learn best when they leap out of their comfort zone in a supportive environment with people they form strong connections with. We strive to help them do just that.

Growth

Universities are always moving forward. Their students are probably in the biggest growth period of their lives. Our mission is to help both students and universities achieve this growth together.

Joy

Everyone wants to be happy, and every university wants happy students. We understand that starting university can be overwhelming, which is why we prioritise improving student happiness by enabling student connections.

The team

A young &
passioned
group of
20
thinkers &
builders from

all around the

world

We are based in Dußlingen, Germany, but our team lives and works all
around the world, which helps us to enrich our perspective on our product.

Connou Founders

Tim Möck

Tim Möck

Co-Founder

Germany

Mike Möck

Mike Möck

Co-Founder

Germany

Lukas Kromminga

Lukas Kromminga

Co-Founder

Germany

Design Department

Denisse Maturin

Denisse Maturin

UX/UI Designer

Mexico

Conaill O´Dwyer

Conaill O´Dwyer

UX/UI Designer

Ireland

Fernando Batista

Fernando Batista

UX/UI Designer

Dominican Republic

Luis Alves

Luis Alves

UX/UI Designer

Portugal

Engineering Department

Khaled Saleh

Khaled Saleh

Flutter Developer

Egypt

Kalpesh Shinde

Kalpesh Shinde

Data Engineer

India

Tim Möck

Tim Möck

DevOps & Co-Founder

Germany

Alao Adebukola

Alao Adebukola

Web Developer

Nigeria

Mike Möck

Mike Möck

CTO & Co-Founder

Germany

Ize Majebi

Ize Majebi

Data Engineer

Nigeria

Anga Koko

Anga Koko

Backend Developer

Nigeria

Chisom Eti

Chisom Eti

Flutter Developer

Nigeria

Mayur Ingole

Mayur Ingole

Data Scientist

India

Genifer Abalos

Genifer Abalos

Data Engineer

Philippines

Ibrahim Khattab

Ibrahim Khattab

Flutter Developer

Egypt

Marketing Department

Lukas Kromminga

Lukas Kromminga

Co-Founder

Germany

Ha Nguyen

Ha Nguyen

Marketing Manager

Vietnam

Sales Department

Our team is growing and
so are our
conversations with
universities
from all

around the world.

Confirmed

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