It has been an intense summer, and the start of the new season had a lot in store for us at Helloprint. Read on to learn about our unique collaboration with Canva, our efforts in Valencia’s startup ecosystem, and much more.
300 people, 42 nationalities, the beautiful nature of Montanejos in Spain, two months of preparation, and an amazing international lineup of speakers and artists. Sounds crazy, right? But that’s exactly what happened during INSPIRE 2022 Festival – the 1st edition of our annual Culture & Inspiration festival for employees and partners.
In three full days, we’ve talked about business, life, culture, personal development, and much more. We brought our international team of crazy talents together to learn, meet, and share. We hosted speakers such as Jimmy Nelson, who showed us the true beauty of mankind, Daniel Truran, who introduced us to the path towards leading the sustainability journey and becoming a B Corp, and we got inspired by the musical journey of Mim Suleiman. As Isabelle the Wolf, our Sustainable Business Officer, explains on our latest article, we organized the festival in the most sustainable way; from the location all the way to the materials we used, and we then fully compensated our footprint.
We are beyond grateful to all our local and international partners for helping us create such a festival. Want to see more funky details? Watch our recap video or check out the photo page!
This summer we witnessed our biggest introduction week in 10 years. After receiving 3.604 candidate applications and conducting 700 interviews, 38 new Helloprinters joined our team in the last few months. Our company culture and our diverse team of committed and talented people are what make Helloprint unique and what makes us different from others. It is incredible to feel the energy of new talents joining our mission to create the largest and most sustainable marketplace for customized print products!
We celebrated a fantastic milestone for our new Enterprise model, Helloprint API, as we are now Canva’s preferred partner for the Spanish market. At the moment, orders are automatically placed via our API by Canva, manufactured by one of our Spanish producers, and then packed in branded Canva packaging, all in the most sustainable way, managed by Helloprint’s unique Quality Control System. By working with Helloprint API, Canva can significantly reduce its carbon footprint, costs, and delivery times.
Next to Canva, our Helloprint API team is growing rapidly and a lot of new features are on their way. Among them are our integration with Shopify and WooCommerce, and our big pipeline of new promising worldwide partners, who are choosing Helloprint API to get the most powerful global print solution. Helloprint API is definitely here to stay.
Last month, the second edition of our bi-annual season prep took place at Helloprint – and it was larger than ever. During this week-long sprint, lots of things happened in our Rotterdam office: from welcoming our friends from Project A Ventures and many other partners, to having three hackathon nights to finish up important projects, our Helloprinters went the extra mile to have everything ready for printing season. And, as most of us are actual foodies, we celebrated a week of hard work and accomplishments with the best pizza in town (and some other crazy celebrations!).
At Helloprint we aim to not only deliver the best customized print products to our customers but also make a positive impact with our business. We believe the world can only thrive if we all work on making it a little bit better every day. That’s why we are excited to announce that we have become a Corporate Partner of Startup Valencia, the local association that helps startups and scale-ups thrive.
This new partnership allows us to make our connection with the Valencian startup ecosystem stronger and help accelerate its growth. We want to support fellow entrepreneurs and early-stage startups who are going through the same process we were when we first started Helloprint – the same as we aim to do with our partnership with UP!Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Hello start-up growth, here we come!
This month, we will take part in the 5th edition of Valencia Digital Summit, the international tech event of the Valencia innovation system. Following this year’s motto “Inspiring the Good Future”, this event will address the role of tech within the main social and economic challenges faced by today’s society. We look forward to having our CEO Hans Scheffer in the speaker lineup, who will cover the topics of culture, remote work, and scaling businesses abroad.
Join us at our “Home of Growth” stand, where we present our team, mission, vision, and culture – and approach us to talk about business, culture, and inspiration (or just to have a coffee and a chat with our team.
- Our Swedish team will join Print Next in Stockholm to announce our new launch in this beautiful country. See the talk of our CMORick Molenaar, or visit us at our stand if you want to talk business or culture!
- Together with our friends from Earth Water, we’re hosting the 8th edition of our Water&Wine during Amsterdam Dance Event. You can still register for this great network soiree in the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) via this link.