Meet Njori Co-founder Nick Orme. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I would like you to meet Nick Orme, the co-founder of Njori. Njori designs smart, innovative kitchen tech for foodies who want professional, restaurant-quality results at home. The Njori Tempo is the first pack-away smart induction cooker that enables you to measure, monitor and regulate temperature to compose perfect meals every time.
Meet Njori Co-founder Nick Orme
Hello Nick, it is a pleasure to interview you…
Hi, a pleasure to be interviewed!
What is inspired you to start Njori?
Jack (co-founder) and I have been friends and worked together at several companies as product designers/design engineers. We both shared a passion for food and used to talk regularly about what we’d been cooking, and we’d share recipes and ideas for products. This one was one thing we kept coming back to as something we both wanted, but it didn’t exist.
Congratulations on your new product. You have launched the Njori Tempo – the first pack-away smart cooker. Would you please share how people will benefit from it?
The Tempo is essentially a portable induction cooker. However, it also has sensors and systems built in to measure and regulate temperature and weight. This means that you set the exact temperature you want to cook rather than developing a random power level (1-9). The cooker does the rest, maintaining temperature, regardless of what you put in the pan. It means home cooks can get consistently accurate results when cooking, and it takes away the guesswork from a traditional cooker. Because of this, it also lends itself to a variety of temperature accurate cooking techniques like sous vide and deep-frying, for example.
What do you hope to achieve from it?
We want to give home cooks the tools to cook like pros and take their cooking to the next level. We also want people to experiment with various cooking techniques without having to buy lots of expensive and bulky equipment.
What are the challenges you have while running a successful business?
Too many to probably list here! There are so many moving parts to a business, and the product is just one small part of it all. One of the biggest challenges for us has been the financial challenge. Huge companies with large budgets usually develop products like these, so we’ve taken on a lot to achieve our goals.
How do you stay motivated in your business?
We’ve had great feedback so far, which motivates us to keep on moving forward. It has taken a long time to develop, but we genuinely believe that we’re creating something to benefit fellow home cooks.
What do you do for self-care?
It isn’t easy to switch off when you run your own business. Thankfully Jack and I both have dogs. For me, I find it’s a great way to force myself out on a long walk each day when I know I need some time away from a screen.
And then when work gets stressful, I find the best remedy is the gym!
I am sure some aspiring Entrepreneurs are reading this. What advice would you give them?
Running a business is challenging but massively rewarding. You have to be organised and on top of everything, but when it’s you calling the shots, it’s a lot more enjoyable. Just be prepared for something to go wrong all the time! You have to be flexible and able to adapt to any situation.
Can you advise the audience on how to support each other during the Global Pandemic?
It’s been a tough couple of years, and I think the psychological impact will probably last a lot longer than people think. Don’t be afraid to reach out if you need someone to talk to or you feel down. This goes both ways. If you haven’t heard from someone in a while, reach out and check in with them.
Last but not least, do you have any questions for me?
Nothing that springs to mind.
I would like to say a huge thank you Nick Orme for this interview.
I wish him all the best.
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