Last month was the kick-off of our 2nd Batch of ELEVATE – Europe’s first Bot Accelerator. We really are bursting with excitement about our 5 new teams from 4 different countries and feel thrilled to introduce them to you too. So that’s what we’re going to be doing over the next couple of weeks.
It’s time for another team introduction. So let’s talk about ibindo, a chatbotservice on FB Messenger that helps people who are love sick. It combines systemic and behavioral therapy to guide and support affected people through the four phases of love sickness. Team ibindo consists of four lovely, diverse members from Vienna and Munich.
Mel, one of the co-founders is a therapist who helps love sick people to understand their own emotions better and have a positive outlook. ibindo should do exactly that.
What are your favorite chatbots?
Mica (“the Hipster Cat Chatbot is a venue recommendation bot”) and Woebot (“an automated conversational agent chatbot who helps you monitor mood and learn about yourself”).
If you were a bot, what would your purpose be?
To help all people in the world to deal with their emotions. To give them a 24-7 platform.
What’s ibindo’s superpower?
The implementation of systemic and behavioral approach into conversational design is definitely ibindo’s superpower.
What is the problem you are solving?
Everyone knows the feeling where you want to simply talk about your break up. Not just for the few days after that but for a longer period.
Our solution helps people who are lovesick, be it after a breakup or a divorce or in case of a unfulfilled love or ‘ghosting’. The chatbot is always there – unlike a friend who you may call once or twice in a moment of weakness at 3am. ibindo can always be approached.
Do you have any advice for peers interested in building a bot?
Make sure to start with an easy-to-build prototype on a standard platform, gather as much feedback as possible and then take it from there.
What are your expectations for the ELEVATE program?
Our goal is to launch the chatbot succesfully in the DACH region by the end of the program and are very excited about that.
We can’t wait to see how many people ibindo will help in the future!