GarGeon – Waste management at your fingertips

GarGeon uses analysis programming to pursue its zero waste goal

WHEN the Tee brothers were asked to help their grandmother sort out recyclables in their yard, they took it to a whole new level. They created an app that offers recyclable collection services to everyone.

Today, Jacky Tee Zhe Khong, 24, and his brother, Darren Tee Chan Teng, 22, are the proud owners of GarGeon, a cloud based waste and recycling management platform. Armed with a business administration diploma, Darren, who graduated from Southern University College in Skudai, Johor, tells how the GarGeon app came about.

“Everything kick-started when we joined The Hangout Malaysia, a start-up acceleration programme and a business incubator in Imagineering Labs located in the Mall of Medini in Iskandar, Nusajaya, Johor,” said Darren.

The Tee brothers managed to secure some seed capital for their startup company. They took three months to develop the platform. GarGeon is their first startup business. The app is based on a locally developed program. Their first step was to hire three contractual workers to develop the programme and services for GarGeon.

The company runs on a relatively small team; only three full-time employees for its operation, marketing and software development.