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Our startup

The team behind heat_it

Armin COOLukas CEOChristof CTOStefan COO

Jonas ProduktentwicklungMichael ProduktentwicklungAlex ProduktentwicklungJakob SoftwareentwicklungDean SoftwareentwicklungTobias Business DevelopmentNicolas Business DevelopmentNiclas Business DevelopmentLuisAldin Marketing und VertriebCarsten Marketing und VertriebSarah Marketing und VertriebAlexMarco Fulfillment Katrin

It began during our studies...

We four founders studied together at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and have grown closely together through our one-year study abroad in the USA and various project works.

During outdoor activities in summer 2016, annoyed by mosquito and wasp bites, we learned about the treatment with therapeutic hyperthermia - artificially generated temperature increase.

heat_it when heating up

heat_it - The smart treatment of insect bites

The active principle convinced us, but not the available products. Too bulky, never with us and inflexible. So why not use the smartphone to control such a product, supply it with energy and enable additional functions ?

And so we decided to take the development into our own hands at the end of 2016:

heat_it in milestones


Team heat_it receives the Exist founder scholarship

EXIST Founder's Scholarship 08/ 2018

After we finished our studies, we start into independence with a huge support. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy is convinced of our business model and we receive EXIST Founder's Scholarship at KIT.


The Karlsruher Medical Divices GmbH is founded

Foundation Kamedi GmbH 10/2018

It becomes official: We found Kamedi GmbH (Karlsruhe Medical Devices).


Founder's Scholarship

Admission Accelerator 12/2018

The Life Science Accelerator Baden-Württemberg and the Cyberlab Accelerator welcome us and offer extremely valuable support in all start-up topics and issues.


heat_it with Prof. Maurer of the Charité Berlin

Consulting Prof. Maurer, Charité Berlin 01/2019

With Prof. Maurer, Professor of Dermatology at the Charité Berlin, we are gaining a top expert, who will advise us on the development.


Start NextCrowdfunding campaign 08/2019

For the final steps up to the market launch we rely on the crowd. Our StartNext campaign reaches the funding target within a few hours and becomes in the end the most successful technology campaign on StartNext ever.
Thank you so much to all of the almost 2000 supporters!


TÜV SÜD declares heat_it a medical device

Medical device manufacturers 12/2019

Kamedi GmbH is now a manufacturer of medical products . certified by TÜV Süd. This underlines our will and focus to offer you a safe, helpful and innovative product.


heat_it Logo

Sales Launch 05/2020

Now available! Just in time for the mosquito season, heat_it was successfully certified as a class IIa medical device. Now heat_it can be officially purchased via heat_it online shop.