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Meet our team

The founders are Andor Réti and Gergely Zámbó. Andor and Gergő were classmates in high school and share a passion for the environment and entrepreneurship, this is where the idea of Respray came from. Together with their mentor András Gyenes, ex-regional CEO of Unilever and a strong software, hardware and business development team, they are determined to achieve the most positive environmental impact possible in the FMCG industry!

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Gergely Zámbó

Managing Director (Business dev.)

+36 70 619 6636

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Doma Pálvölgyi

IT Lead

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Dóra Mokos

Sustainability Coordinator

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Mátyás Abonyi

Senior Mechanical Engineer

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Andor Réti

Managing Director (Product dev.)

+36 30 876 1436

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Dániel Márk Kiss

Front-End Developer

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Dominik Horváth

Project Coordinator

+36 20 358 9114

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András Gyenes

Mentor (Ex-CEO Unilever)

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Anna Kálmán

Marketing

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Richárd Kléri

Senior Mechanical Engineer

The story of Respray

Dec. 2019

The story of Respray

The birth of the idea of Respray

Andor and Gergő were classmates in high school and share a passion for the environment and entrepreneurship. During one of their friendly conversations, they discovered the problem of recycling aerosol products. They were keen to find a solution to this problem that would not only make the aerosol industry more sustainable, but also provide a commercially viable opportunity for companies producing these products. This is how the founders came up with the idea of refilling spray deos which lead to the name Respray.

May 2020

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BME Z10 x Hiventures x Startup Campus Incubation programme, first investment decision

The idea of Respray was first refined in the joint incubation program of BME Z10, Hiventures and Startup Campus, where after a successful pitch the team received its first investment of HUF 20 million.

Oct. 2020

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Respray Solutions Kft. is officially established

After an exciting summer, Respray Solutions Kft. is officially established! Then the team, together with investors (Hiventures, Startup Campus), could start the development process. As a second-year university student, the founding team had a lot to learn about the ins and outs of hardware development, but thanks to the help of external engineers, the first prototype designs and implementation plans were quickly outlined.

Mar. 2021

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First prototype

After six months of development and design, the first machine was built, which was able to refill spray bottles several times. With this machine, the concept and technology was simulated, but many features were still missing to enable customers to refill spray deodorant products in a consumer environment. After a lot of testing, the team collected and defined these features and started preparing the next version.

Jun. 2021

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Second round investment

Additional funding was needed to start further improvements. One of the previous investors, Hiventures Zrt., continued to have confidence in the team and provided a HUF 45 million member loan to take the project to the next level.

Jan. 2022

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Design Terminal mentoring programme Demo Day

In addition to the technological solution, it was very important for the team to develop the business side of the project. This was supported tremendously by the Design Terminal mentoring programme, where the founders were able to advance Respray's business concept, covering a wide range of topics from communication and presentation skills to business and financial planning, IPR and organizational development.

Mar. 2022

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The world's first spray deodorant Refill Station

Complemented by a super team of software developers, the next version of the Refill Station was realized in about a year. It's the world's first spray deodorant refill station, allowing users to refill their own aerosol cans in a customer environment. But before customers could try it out, there was still a lot of testing to be done. The team wanted to give users the best refilling experience possible, so they worked night and day to perfect the station's various functions.

Apr. 2022

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WAVE accelerator program Demo Day 1st place

The next big milestone was winning the WAVE accelerator programme organised by the Blue Planet Foundation. The team gained an additional HUF 3 million for the project, and met a lot of organisers and mentors who offered guidance in achieving Respray's goals.

Jun. 2022

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Presentation of Respray at the Graz Fifteen Seconds festival

The Graz Fifteen Seconds festival was also a great opportunity to present Respray's innovation on an international level. During the festival, the founders had the opportunity to attend a number of valuable presentations and  had the inspiring experience of meeting the founders of several innovative Hungarian startups.

Aug. 2022

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Testing compact Refill technology at LUPA beach

Before the concept of Respray was released to a wider audience, it was essential to test the refilling process many times. A great opportunity to do this was to be present at LUPA beach with our refillable face and body spray solution, which was a great success.

Jan. 2023

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The story of Respray
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Joint opening of Rossmann x Respray, first refill station deployment

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After 3 years of hard work and dedication, the Respray project has been launched in partnership with Rossmann Hungary. The world's first deodorant refill station has been installed in the Auchan Korzó Rossmann store in Budaörs. The launch was celebrated with an opening event.

Speeches were given by László Flórián, Managing Director of Rossmann Hungary, and the Respray team. There was a roundtable discussion on sustainability, with the participation of several influencers, actors and singers. In addition, participants were able to take part in a number of activities. There was a sustainability-themed photo wall, and a smoothie-making bike to make smoothies with energy produced by the participants themselves. There was also a chance to try out VR games to solve sustainability problems. Of course customers could try out the Refill Station, choosing from the world's first three refillable spray deodorant fragrances (ISANA Blossom, ISANA Aloe Vera, ISANA Cosmic Breeze).

Thanks to the very large number of guests, the project had a good debut, as László Flórián underlined in his speech:
"It is a matter of pride and a great milestone for us that the world's only deodorant refill station will soon be installed in our store. Respray Solutions is a great team and a pleasure to support, but this machine also serves our own sustainability efforts. We will work on encouraging our customers to use it as much as possible."

2024 - Current status

Further development and preparing for expansion

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Our Refill Stations are now available at three locations. Following the Auchan Korzó in Budaörs, we installed our stations in Mammut II and then in the Florián shopping centre. This marked the beginning of the test period. During the pilot, technology, customer feedback and the business model is tested. As this test period was highly successful, the Respray team could grow organically and involve more talent. We are working together on bringing this innovative solution to as many retail locations and countries as possible, with even more scents to achieve the most positive impact on the cosmetics industry!

Our investors

Investors of Respray
Investors of Respray

GINOP-8.1.3/A-16

Beneficiary name: Respray Solutions Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság
Project title: Development of a refilling machine
Contracted amount of grant: HUF 65 000 000

Project estimated completion date: 2022 Q2

Project ID No: GINOP-8.1.3/A-16

Project Content: Respray provides a refillable solution for market-leading aerosol product companies. The solution consists of a refillable spray deodorant can and a refill station.

Beneficiary name: Respray Solutions Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság
Project title: Development of a refilling machine
Contracted amount of grant: HUF 5 000 000
Aid intensity (%): 80 %

Project planned completion date: 30.04.2021.

Project ID No: GINOP-2.1.5-15-2020-00002

Project Content: Respray provides a refillable solution for market-leading aerosol product companies. The solution consists of a refillable spray deodorant can and a refill station.

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