In 2013, we worked together in the HSAnet research group of the University of Applied Siences Augsburg and realized quickly that we are really good as a team. In various projects, such as measuring the Internet, we planned, designed, developed and deployed large software projects together.
In 2015, Benjamin, Christoph and Michael founded the Pixelrowdies GbR, to offer our services in the area of software, app and web development. We developed software for a number of customers in our office in the aiti-Park. With those projects, we kept the business running and they allowed us to also look into creating a product of our own.
In 2016, we were awarded the EXIST business start-up grant which included 129.000 Euro for a full year to really get going. We used our combined know-how in software development and network measurements to build a product for Internet Service Providers, that, in case customers have problems with their Internet connection, analyzes those and offers simple to follow self-help guides and more.
In 2017, we won a few prices for our innovative product idea and were invited to present it to Internet Service Providers. In April 2017 we finally founded the Conntac GmbH. Since July 2017, we are part of the acceleration program of the startup accelerator Wayra and have received a six-digit investment from them.
No matter if you want to get to know us, want some advice on a project, just have a coffee or challenge us to the occasional Nerf gun fight: you are always welcome to visit us in our office!
You will find a bunch of unique characters at Conntac. Given our individual strengths, we complement each other well and share our love for software. We are serious when it comes to our product, but the atmosphere at the office is quite casual. Even after office hours, it is not uncommon to find us sitting together in a beer garden.