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Tema: HOSPITALITY

#0823: Housekeeping robot

Expørt: Micah Green

Founder, President and CEO

fra Maidbot

Med lørner Silvija Seres

In this episode of #LØRN Silvija speaks to Micah Green who is the founder, president and CEO of Maidbot. Maidbot sells robotics and data solutions that help increase efficiencies in commercial cleaning, reduces injuries for cleaning staff members, and delivers actionable operational and environmental data for operators. He talks about how robots and people will work more closely together in the future, so the people can optimize our time and how the robots will not necessarily take all our jobs. 

Noen kjappe med ekspørt Micah Green

Education and hobby?
Studied Hospitality Management and Entrepreneurship at Cornell University

Who are you, personally and professionally?
My name is Micah Green and I'm the founder and CEO of Maidbot. I have been an entrepreneur since the age of 7 and have loved robotics most of my life. In my free time, I enjoy making electronic music, cycling, rock climbing, and spending time with my girlfriend.

What does your organization sell, and why do people buy from you?
Maidbot sells robotics and data solutions that help increase efficiencies in commercial cleaning, reduces injuries for cleaning staff members, and delivers actionable operational and environmental data for operators.

What exactly motivates you in this assignment?
I am motivated by the potential of a world where people can do what they love; not what they have to do. With robotics, we can free up time so humans can focus on more meaningful and enjoyable activities.

What interesting new dilemmas arise in your field of innovation?
Human-robot interaction is very new and there is huge potential to help write the rules around human-robot interaction in hospitality and commercial real estate.

Your best tips for other similar companies?
If you want to get advice, ask for money. If you want to raise money, ask for advice.

Your most important projects in the last year?
We closed our Series B, survived COVID, and reset the strategy for the company to succeed moving forward.

Who inspires you?
My mother - Cindy Estis Green - has been a major inspiration in her success in business and her values as a human being.

What do we do uniquely well in Norway?
We have several strong partners in the hospitality and commercial cleaning industry for deployments in Norway.

Main new perspectives from Covid?
New problems came out of COVID - the public has a higher standard of cleanliness, human interaction has been minimized, and operators have to rethink operations from ground zero. This provides a major opportunity to scale automation in many industries.

Your best management tips?
The best leaders have their team members lead them. Hiring incredible A players that can lead and contribute significantly is so important. And when someone is not working out culturally or on their skill set, act quickly.

A favorite quote or life motto?
The best way to predict the future is to create it" - Abraham Lincoln

 

Dette lørner du:

The importance of asking for advice
Human-robot interaction
Entrepreneurship
Increasing efficiencies in commercial cleaning

Anbefalt litteratur:

Zero to One by Peter Thiel
Endurance Shackleton's journey
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Be Here Now by Ram Das

Human-robot interaction is very new and there is huge potential to help write the rules around human-robot interaction in hospitality and commercial real estate.

Micah Green