MIMIRIUM is an eco-system of different tools that collects user information and stores it securely on its devices. All users running that software form a distributed network database, which can be used to extract aggregated anonymous information.
Can you tell us how the idea for your startup began?
In the end of 2017, my co-founder Galin Dinkov and I started discussing what are the future of DLT and blockchain technologies. We found out that we shared same values and principles and we both believe that the current fully centralized model of Internet technologies for data collection and management is wrong and there is a chance to be changed. While we believe that, only the user must be in possession of his data, we also understand the need for data on a global scale for business and statistical purposes. Therefore, we want to give a solution to this issue by protecting the personal data of users, and at the same time, allowing companies to do market studies, fulfilling the General Data Protection Regulation. We are creating a new fairer and safer way for keeping, sharing and using users’ data.
What are you passionate about achieving?
Overall, we in MIMIRIUM believe that owning and managing your own data must be a fundamental right, no matter if the data is in the real or digital world. Our future is each time more connected with information technology; therefore, we should be extremely careful on how we move forward in the internet world. We must be sure that we can control our digital identities and all data we generate in the global network. We must be sure that we receive a fair reward for our time and attention. This can be a new engine of a whole economy model – user-driven and user-centric. Our network is just the first step in this direction.
“MIMIRIUM believes that owning and managing your own data must be a fundamental right”
Who are the team members and what backgrounds do you have?
We are a full-time team of 6 and we work with 3 more people who are involved in a part-time schedule. Georgi Hristov – Founder and CEO of the company. He is responsible for all administrative activities and tasks. He represents the company in front of investors and on different events. Main product owner role. He has 12+ experience as a project manager. He is an expert in blockchain and business processes, having also a vast experience in digital marketing. Have one successful project EU FUNDS in SME’s Innovations Start-up program in Bulgaria; Galin Dinkov – Founder and CTO of the company, he is responsible for developing activities and tasks. Software engineer and manager for more than 20 years, he founded several game dev companies (Zariba, Casualino among others). He developed successful mobile apps and games with millions of players. Has experience in big data and analysing user behaviour. He is one of the leading blockchain specialists in Bulgaria. Founder of NGO CryptoVarna. Kiril Kostov – Fullstack developer and leading backend developer. 15+ years of experience. In his career he was a vital part of leading IT companies in Bulgaria. His vast experience in data architecture and different technologies like C#, .Net Core, Python and Mongo DB make him a very significant part of our team. Vassil Dimitrov – Front-end developer and UX. 5+ years of experience. Experienced User Experience Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Strong engineering professional skilled in SASS, BEM, Vector Illustration, Front-end Development, and Web Design. Focus on TypeScript, Angular 7. He is responsible for our UX design of apps and business interface. Nikolay Zahariev – full-stack developer. Experienced software developer with various interests, specializing in Microsoft .NET platform. Interests are situated in Web Development, Machine Learning and Blockchain. Focus on Etherium, C#, .Net Core, Xamarin. He is responsible for developing our mobile app engines. Svetoslav Jelqzkov – Front-end developer and UX. 2+ years of experience. Focus on TypeScript, Angular 7. He is responsible for our UX design of apps and business interface.
“We are a full-time team of 6 and we work with 3 more people who are involved in a part-time schedule”
Which is the use-case that you have presented for the Blockchers Acceleration Programme?
Mimirium Health – a platform for datamining over a health records of GPs and/or Clinics. No personal patient data can be transmitted, all results are aggregated and anonymized. 100% GDPR compliant. All GPs receive payment for the datamining over their part of the data. Fully decentralized. The data generated by them can be very interesting for pharmaceutical and insurance companies but it is also very sensitive. We are building a distributed user-owned database with anonymizing interface (prototype) that allows datamining processes while preserving anonymity of his data. Using DLT we can avoid gathering all this sensitive data in one place and provide 100% GDPR compliance and security.
Why did you choose it?
We believe that the next crucial targets for hackers will become our health data. Providing a extra layer of defense by avoiding creating big honey pods of sensitive data is a step in the right directions. Moreover, in the future we plan to connect this data with the end users and create a model where the users get also paid for using their medical information. We want to make this world safer and fairer for all of us.
What are you most excited about taking part in the acceleration programme?
The opportunity to prove that decentralized models and DLTs are important for our technological future and can be used for common good and well-being. We also will be able to contact and share ideas with some of the best DLT start-ups in Europe which is amazing. We are eager to meet them and discuss the future of DLT.
“MIMIRIUM the company who changed the Internet”
What unique aspects does your company have to offer to the blockchain ecosystem in Europe?
We have a unique approach over a serious problem. We are working in the same area as sir Tim Berners-Lee, trying to solve same problems and issues. We have developed a very large and deep know-how of different kind of DLT systems, cryptography and secure multipart computation processes which is a unique set of skills set.
Can you tell us something that you appreciate about your company?
MIMIRIUM is trying to change how Internet works; we are trying to give back the control over data back to the users who generates it. We believe that owning and managing your own data must be a fundamental right, no matter if the data is in the real or digital world.
Where do you see your company in 5 years?
As a Unicorn. As a Superstar. As the company who changed the Internet.