Ryan Brown founded Cilo with Laurence Collingwood in 2020, an app designed to empower positive climate action by allowing users to see the carbon cost of products, track their daily spending, and receive personalised tips to reduce their impact.
“Laurence and I founded Cilo because individuals have an immense power to mitigate climate change, but it can be difficult to know where to start, and even harder to know if your actions are making an impact,” said Ryan, who graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2017 with a BEng in Architectural Engineering.
Our East Midlands Champions for the 2022 Programme, the funding will allow Ryan and Laurence to continue working full time on the business while they prepare the app for a beta app store release later this year. After that, they plan to expand their beta-testing program and begin corporate trials to inform their development over the next 12 months.
“The most helpful part of the experience was the one to one coaching sessions, which were invaluable in developing our pitch.”