Startup Europe Awards

CHIPOLO, Winner of SEUA Slovenia in ITC category

Country: Slovenia


Name: Chipolo

Project Aim: Chipolo is announcing the launch of Chipolo Plus, a new Internet of Things (IoT) tag that prevents items you don’t want to lose from getting lost.



When did Chipolo lunch?

Worldwide, October 2016 – Chipolo, the startup building a global lost and found community, has announced the launch of Chipolo Plus, an IoT tag that makes finding lost items – including phones on silent – easier.

How can people use Chipolo?

Chipolo Plus is a tiny, battery powered tag and can slide or attach on to anything that you don’t want to lose. If an item is hard to find, using the app causes Chipolo Plus to ring, helping users discover the item they have misplaced. If it is the phone they have lost, you can simply double press your Chipolo Plus tag to make your phone ring, even if it’s on silent.

Why did you have this idea?

Every day, people spend an average of ten minutes hunting for items they have lost or misplaced. This means that they waste roughly 60 hours – almost three days – each year needlessly searching for items in their offices or homes. It is no surprise then that the market potential for devices like this is $10bn by 2017 as busy people hope to save time looking for their possessions.

Anyone can use it?

Chipolo Plus is combined with the Chipolo mobile app, available on iOS and Android. It can also be accessed from desktop computers and laptops.

How can we charged Chipolo?

The new Chipolo Plus has a non-replaceable battery that lasts 12 months. After that time, users will receive an in app notification and email that offers to replace the Chipolo with a new one for 50% ($12) of the original price. The startup will also arrange the pickup of the old device and the shipping of the new one. The Chipolo Plus is louder than the Chipolo Classic and is available in seven colors, three of which are exclusive to online sales. Additionally, Chipolo Plus is also waterproof.

“Chipolo Plus will save people time each day, week and year by helping them to track down their misplaced items quicker than before.”