Our latest Startup for 10 features software development company Easthouse. Founded in 2021, the team of 3 develops dependable software services for businesses in the sustainability sector.

Answering our 10 questions and here to tell you more about the Tech for Good startup is founder Freddie Eastham.

1 – In your own words – what do you do?

We develop innovative digital products for disruptors in the e-mobility, renewables and sustainability sector. We work with a range of technologies to design and develop applications across mobile, web and IoT based platforms.

2 – What’s the most exciting thing about what you’re doing?

It’s been amazing to connect with so many champions of sustainability. We love hearing about the innovative ways businesses are tackling the fight against climate change, it’s massively inspiring and an honour to be able to help so many sustainable pioneers on their digital journey.

3 – What are you most proud of so far?

Starting Easthouse and taking on our first client. Since leaving school my dream has always been to start-up myself, but this comes with some pretty mighty challenges.

Freddie Eastham, founder of Easthouse

After honing my skills at some of the industry’s biggest challengers, Octopus Energy & Andersen EV, I launched Easthouse in July, 2021. Within a month we had already taken on our first major project – an Innovate UK funded project focused on improving the user experience at electric vehicle charge points. Making the dream (finally) come true and having someone recognise our value within a month of launching was immensely fulfilling.

4 – What have you found most difficult about being a start-up?

There’s always that looming cloud of insecurity about finding the next project and keeping busy. We’re immensely lucky to be working on a long-term project at the moment but our ambitions are to scale, so networking and outreach is still of utmost importance. It’s not easy but I’m also lucky to have an amazing team who I trust wholeheartedly and of course, it’s always easier to sell something you believe in fully.

5 – What would you do differently if you started now?

Honestly, there’s isn’t anything that springs to mind. I made a typo on my VAT application which cost me 3 days in calls to HMRC to fix (nightmare) but other than that, I’m quite content with how things unfolded.

6 – Where do you think you’ll be in 12 months?

I like to think we’ll be heads down working on an array of projects which are furthering sustainable progression, globally. It’s ambitious but I guess it’s better to aim big and fall short than aim small and fail.

7 – What tools/people/services/organisations from the cluster have helped you most?

Shannon D’Arcy in the partnerships team has been amazing. She’s been great at getting us up and running and connected with so many of the fantastic businesses at TechSpark.

8 – What’s the best thing about the Bristol & Bath tech cluster?

Collaboration is the ultimate formula for success and having a central hub that brings together so many great minds from the South-West and beyond, is amazing.

9 – Who will you be nominating for a SPARKie next year?

Can I get back to you on this when we’re a bit further into our journey with TechSpark – it’s just too soon say who’s really caught our eye!

10 – Where can we find out more about you?

Our website is a great starting point – we have a really active blog that we keep up to date with exciting new developments at Easthouse. Failing that, connect with us on LinkedIn and say hi at EasthouseFreddie Eastham