Interview with Milan Vlcek, the Founder & CEO of Wellmee
1. Where did you get the idea to start Wellmee?
I was always pleased when I could help someone in need. And I could easily see that positive psychology plays a significant role not only in work environment but generally in everyones’ life. Perhaps that was the background which led to a moment when I realized that using a modern technology could and should serve positively for people.
- What exactly is Wellmee and what makes it different from other projects?
Wellmee is a mobile application which enhances the wellbeing of every single user. Not just in meditation and relaxation as it is a nowadays trend but also in proper mentoring and encouragement. What is a game changer for Wellmee and what it differs from other wellness technology providers is the fact that Wellmee learns the character and needs of the particular person. Through artificial intelligence and meachine learning it provides the user unique content which stimulates him in a good way so his or her life is continually improved.
More over there is a huge opportunity to play a significant role in the ecoystomem between employers and employees. Research shows that unhappy workers cost the U.S. itself between $450 and $550 billion in lost productivity each year, and that 7 out of 10 US workers aren’t working to their full potential. And this is a global problem. Anoter research shows that happier people are up to 20% more productive at work. That is why we present the unique Wellmee mobile application, which enhances the overall wellbeing of its users through mentoring, engaging and entertaining. With the Wellmee app, people are more productive and creative, which brings more profit to their employers. To reward their employees, there are Wellmee tokens linked to the app, so employers can reward their employees for doing somethin good for themselves.
- How is the ICO going so far?
Wellmee token sale has just started, we see a great support from people from all over the world. Eager to see the success of the application development and to experience the impact of usage of the application. We believe we will be able to provide it to them according to our designed roadmap.
- What are the most important milestones of this project?
At the moment we are in the phase of the created prototype. We plan to start with deeper and regular development from December 18/ January 19. We are ready to have the team complemented continuously and appropriately (mainly experienced psychologists and world-class SW engineers), we plan to have the beta program of Wellmee app regularly upgraded based on agile development for our stakeholders and supporters. By January 2020 we plan to release Wellmee 1.0, to be available on iOS and Android, to cover the fundamental defined features.
- What can you tell us about the token?
There are four main functions of the token: a) usage/utility: the token provides access to the services provided by the app; b) currency: the access to the ecosystem and the services are paid for with the token; c) rating/governance: token holders can provide feedback on the quality of the services provided (valuable ratings can earn them reputation and tokens), and they can even vote on planned features etc; d) work: token holders are granted the right to contribute to the ecosystem by offering their services in change for tokens (wellness-related services, but also financial services, marketing, business development, analytics, create and manage token curated lists, etc)
- Behind every great project, there is a solid team. What can you tell us about the team behind the project?
The team was originally created around me as the founder. His vision and continually improved business model attracted his former co-worker Petr Cvengros with whom he met at Deloitte Advisory. Third key person within the team is the advisor Jan Brejcha who was actually Milan´s thesis supervisor at the end of his studies at Charles University in Prague. Further on the idea attracted other people who were either former colleagues of mentioned people above, people from the networking or even former flatmates from the past.
- What are the future plans of Wellmee?
Once the Wellmee app 1.0 is released by January 2020 we plan to release Wellmee 2.0 which would offer most of the key features; operating with initial Employers and Merchants. Finally by the beginning of 2021 we plan to have fully functioning app with all its necessary features; having its regular users where numbers are exponentially growing; when Wellmee is recognized by all big companies on the market for its benefits.