Climate protection and technology?
2016, Moritz Morgenroth and Emil Bergold founded the company twigbit with the vision to develop digital solutions efficiently and customer-oriented. As mathematicians and computer scientists, they thus entered a business world they knew and were familiar with, in which projects quickly arose. The young company twigbit began to establish itself.
A year later, the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were published to secure our natural livelihoods in a long-term and sustainable manner. They set the foundation for a sustainable development of our society. In the years that followed, the SDGs, the Paris Climate Agreement, Greta Thunberg and the "Fridays for Future" movement ensured an increasing awareness of climate change across the board in our society.
The topic of (ecological) sustainability in its diverse facets became a general topic of conversation and discussion.
How did the idea for 2zero as a new, independent company come about?
Until 2020, we - as twigbit - were not aware of how we, as a digital technology company, could do our part to achieve the SDGs. With the foundation of worldwatchers 2019, that changed.
worldwatchers is based on the idea of offering a "Weight Watchers for the climate". In search of a technological partner to provide solutions and products attractively - for example in the form of an app - the connection between worldwatchers and twigbit came about. Starting in 2020, worldwatchers and twigbit cooperated. While we were responsible for the technological developments, worldwatchers was responsible for the content.
Especially companies and municipalities became customers. Their feedback coupled with our experience opened up new perspectives on the interaction of sustainability and digital products.
In addition to technical development in the area of sustainability, we identified potential and possible solutions that we could implement quickly and user-oriented based on previous experience in the technological development area. First projects started for example with an intuitive CO2 calculator and the presentation of CO2 emissions and saving potentials.
At the turn of the year 2021/2022, we founded the company 2zero as an independent startup out of the software agency twigbit. The starting signal was given to build on the experience with worldwatchers and to drive the achievement of SGDs together with our clientele with a sustainable vision.
Julius, our Sales Manager, says: "We offer you an app suitable for everyday use, which enables users to get started playfully, quickly and effectively!"
In concrete terms, this means that our digital platform provides simple and intuitive support in the background for evaluating and analyzing the personal ecological footprint. In order to ultimately reduce the CO2e footprint, there are incentives, actions and tips for everyday life. Our target groups are private and business customers, initially with a focus on companies and municipalities. This is what our constantly growing team is working for!
What motivates our founders?
"I think: Climate protection should not only be fun, it has to be fun! While 2zero is not the first start-up I founded, it is the one that allows me to pursue my greatest passion: Combining technology and sustainability. In addition, it always captivates and excites me anew to turn a digital product idea into reality through programming and to make it accessible to other people in a short time."
- Moritz, Co-Founder 2zero
What products do we offer?
At the moment, we are concentrating on the "Klimathon" as an introductory initiative for a long-term sustainability culture and on our digital platform for year-round initiatives on various different topics.
Our "KlimaRallye" campaign for municipalities throughout Germany is new! Together with as many participants as possible, we want to save a total of 200 tons of CO2 over 4 weeks in October.