Welcome to ZIM
CONNECTED EVERYWHERE AT ALL TIMES
The future of connectivity
With new innovative and insightful technology, we strive to enhance our users’ everyday experiences. Founded in 2020, our incredible team are working tirelessly to bring ZIM to the forefront of the industry.
ZIM Connections Ltd is an application that integrates e-sim technology with an easy-to-use app. The concept is that people that travel want to be connected from the first moment they land and this is what ZIM will offer them. By making partnerships with mobile providers all over the world we can make a task that might seem inconvenient, which is buying a sim card upon arrival to a new destination, simple and easy with just one click. The use of e-sim technology means that this will be virtual, no need for the physical sim card to be sent to the customer.
SIM for Generation Z
The humble SIM card has survived for quite a while, but now it finally looks like it’s on its way out. The eSIM, a much smarter technology, is here to save the day.
A SIM, which stands for “subscriber identity module,” basically contains the information that authenticates your identity to a carrier. Instead of a physical card, eSIM technology is built right into your phone. It’s a small chip that’s used to authenticate your identity with your carrier.
When travelling with a traditional SIM card, you may have to swap to another carrier’s SIM card to keep your coverage. If you want to change carriers at home, you’ll also have to physically replace your SIM card. One of the advantages of eSIM technology is that it makes it much easier to switch carriers. Instead of having to order a new SIM and wait around for it to arrive, you can switch to a new carrier straight from your phone, as well as benefiting from the dual SIM feature, which means you will not lose your domestic phone connection.
Some handset manufacturers, like Apple and Google, have adopted eSIM tech, and many major carriers around the world support eSIM service already.
Meet The Team
CEO and Co-Founder
Irina is currently completing her MSc in Digital Transformation Management and Leadership at ESCP Business School. Eager and curious, Irina proves that no technological feat is too big to tackle. From business analysis to technological solutions, you want this hard-working innovator in your corner.
Giulia Acchioni Mena
COO and Co-Founder
Giulia is currently completing her MBA at EAE Business School. Naturally curious who is always looking for the best big challenge to tackle. Passionate about business innovation and sustainability, Giulia is eager to embrace digital transformation and dematerialization to build a better world.
Pablo Granero Maraña
Pablo is currently on his final year at the University of Bath completing an MEng of Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management. Ambitious, focused and analytical, Pablo plays a key role within the team, as he focuses on all the technical side of ZIM.
Andrea is currently committed to Bloomberg LP as their appointed Business Development Manager for the London and Southern EU Bank Groups. Furthermore, working with Start-Ups and Incubators through his own business, Licas Ventures; making him an expert within the fields of FinTech and venture capital.
ZIM was founded by two young women who shared a passion for traveling.
We decided to embark on the adventure of creating our own business. We have been friends for 12 years and shared millions of great moments. Many of these moments have been while travelling. We encountered the same problem during our last years of travelling internationally: connection. When you arrive at a new destination that is not included in your domestic plan you will need to buy a local sim card to tell your loved ones you arrived safely, or even paying enormous amounts of money for roaming to tell your boss the news about your meeting.
10 years ago, you had to queue at the airport to get a taxi, but today you can just order an Uber: fast with just one click. eSIM technology has been available since 2015, right there on our hands, as almost all mobile phones manufactured after 2015 have an eSIM chip embedded. SIM cards have been present for the past 30 years. This humble SIM card has survived for quite a while, but now it finally looks like it’s on its way out.
Instead, the new generation of eSIM technology is here to save the day. The new embedded SIM card, a much smarter technology which is permanently integrated into a device. It’s a small chip that’s used to authenticate your identity with your carrier. So, why if the technology exists, we still have to go through the painful moment of queuing to buy a local SIM card and then changing it, furthermore losing our domestic number for a few days/weeks? Why hasn’t this been invented yet?
And this is how we started ZIM Connections Ltd! An application that will embed the eSIM technology into an easy-to-use app for leisure and business travel.
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What devices include eSIM?
iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE 2 (2020), iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, Apple Watch Series 3 and +, iPad Pro 11” (1st and 2nd Gen), iPad Pro 12.9” and iPad Air (3rd and 4th Gen), iPad (7th and 8th Gen), iPad mini (5th Gen).
Google Pixel 5, Google Pixel 4, Google Pixel 4 XL, Google Pixel 4a, Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel 3 XL, Google Pixel 3a, Google Pixel 3a XL, Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, Huawei Mate 40 Pro, Motorola Razr, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S20+, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, PDA Gemini, Surface Duo, Nuu Mobile X5, Lenovo Yoga 630, Huawei Watch 2 pro and +, Samsung Gear S2 and +.
What would be included in the plans offered by ZIM?
Thanks to the partnerships ZIM is making with local plan providers, each plan will include data, calls and SMS. Each plan will be operating from a different local provider.
How long does the plan last for?
We will include a range of choices for our clients. There will be available 5-days, 7-days, 10-days, 15-days, 30-days plans on our application!
Will ZIM be useful to travel within the European roaming zone?
Since 2016, Europe has been under a roaming zone. So, if you are already using a European mobile plan it won't be necessary for you to get ZIM to travel within European countries.
Although, 92 million Europeans have travelled to another continent in 2019. Furthermore, 713 million international arrivals have been registered in Europe for 2019. Our service will be global, which will permit travellers outside of the EU to benefit from roaming, as well as EU travellers to benefit from their destination's mobile rate.
When are you going live?
Great question! Our goal is to start operating in July 2021! We are working hard to achieve this! We will keep you posted! Follow us on LinkedIn for our latest news!
How Can I Invest in Your Startup?
We are looking for great investors so don't hesitate to get in touch with us! We can grab a coffee over Zoom and discuss our project!
ZIM has also opened a crowdfunding campaign, so if you would like to contribute to our idea, here is the link: