Tell us about your product or service.
Mailbird is a lightweight email application built with beautiful, clean, and modern design for today’s busy online productivity seeker. Mailbird is built for the largest OS market share being Windows users, a large user base where an awesome email experience is lacking and under-served. It is our mission to make email more productive and enjoyable, and to have people spend less time in email so they can do more, change the world, and enjoy life.
What inspired you to launch your business?
The lack of change, innovation, and support for desktop email that is viewed as very “old school”. Sparrow mail was made for the Mac OS, but for Windows OS you had Outlook which was very corporate feeling and lacked a focus on productivity. Also email in itself is revolutionary to the modern work force and a challenging project which only makes it more exciting to work on.
What problem does your business or organization solve?
The problem with desktop email for Windows that it is inefficient, slow, old, and email in general is stressful as we tend to receive a ton of information that then has to be managed.
What has been your biggest challenge and how are you working to overcome it?
Biggest challenge has been keeping Mailbird very lightweight and being very particular in what feature set we implement.
Give us one word that people might use to describe you.
How has Project Eve helped you and/or your business?
It’s helped open up our network to more women given that our current user base is predominantly male focused. As a female entrepreneur I hope to be able to network, learn more, and engage more women in our quest to improve email management.
Give us an insider tip that relates to your industry.
Don’t start your day checking email, instead set two times aside dedicated to checking and managing your email inbox. Mailbird as an email tool improves your productivity, but it has to come from changing your own habits first.
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