We previously published that being a startup aiming at creating a more habitable Earth, undefined was one of the startups that won Imece’s 3rd support program themed “Decreasing Inequalities”, and which also was present on Big Bang 2019 stage.
Established in 2017 by Mert Karslıoğlu, Ecording works for increasing individuals’ environmental consciousness and awareness. Recently managed by a team of 7 people, Ecording performs seed ball shots to regions where people cannot access, and that require forestation with the utilization of unmanned aerial vehicles constructed by the Ecording team, named as the EcoDrone.
As a venture seeking to contribute Earth’s forestation from a technological perspective, Ecording’s aim is to make the seeds meet the most fertile environment where they can germinate by protecting them from the cold, wind, animals and extreme heat, at a minimum cost with the EcoDrone.
Working with 14 women who were adversely affected by climate change, living close to the cultivation areas; and providing these women employment up to date, Ecording keeps on working with over 8 brands and organizations as well. Note that Ecording realized almost 120 thousand seed ball shots at 4 different regions with EcoDrone until now.
Despite having competitors abroad, Ecording creates different solutions regarding their business model and seed ball shooting pattern; and aims at creating the most fertile environment for the seeds to germinate at a minimum cost with the drone technology.
Also note that having received many grants and funds from contests and organizations such as İTÜ Big Bang 2019, Hackquarters Sustainable Growth Program, and 3rd İmece Support Program, Ecording was awarded with 3M’s Great Prize as the İTÜ Big Bang finalist 2019, and is supported by 3M.
Setting its income model based on consumption -which is the most sustainable factor on Earth- Ecording aims to transform each and every product sold in retail and service sector or every bill paid into a seed ball, i.e. a tree, by using the EcoDrone.
While the company in short term intends to prove their work can be applied by all kinds of companies from every sector by the activities they realize through enhancing their collaborations with companies that value sustainability -such as 3M-, their long term goal is to boost Ecording as a venture globally responsible from environmental technologies and awareness.