Where do New Impulses For The Hospitality Industry Come From?

Business intelligence software and HR tools, virtual assistants, AI-based solutions and chatbots - 10 start-ups from 8 countries are working on these Gastro-Tech topics. It will be exciting in mid-February 2019. Then the founding teams will present their solutions to potential investors in Berlin. We present their ideas.

Since November 2018, the participants of the new round of the METRO Accelerator for Hospitality powered by Techstars have been working on their ideas. 10 start-ups from 8 countries made the preselection - from 400 applicants worldwide. 

And now the Countdwon is running. In mid-February 2019, the founders will present their results to investors. During the 3 months, they will be accompanied by selected experts from a pool of almost 200 mentors and supported by a funding of up to 120,000 euros each as well as by METRO's infrastructure, network and know-how. 

barratio - complete all daily back-office duties within 5 minutes with the help of a single software solution.

Barratio

Complete all daily back-office duties within 5 minutes with the help of a single software solution.

Sarah Hiryczuk managed a bar before she developed her solution. To keep track of the weekly key figures, she created extensive Excel tables. She was looking for a helpful tool, but found nothing to meet her needs as a bar manager. That's how Barratio was born.

Facts

Founder: Sarah Hiryczuk, Cécile Martelle, Ibukun Bello
Founded:
2016
Location:
Paris, Frankreich
Link
: www.barratio.fr

easyway - EasyWay‘s Eve (EasyWay’s virtual assistant) is  a virtual concierge and assistant for travelers.

EasyWay

EasyWay‘s Eve (EasyWay’s virtual assistant) is  a virtual concierge and assistant for travelers.

Roy Friedman is a passionate traveller and has always believed that his travels would have been even more intense with a native at his side who would show him authentic places.

 

Facts

Founders: Roy Friedman, Asaf Ofer, Yaniv Holzer
Founded: 2017

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

Link: www.easyway.ai


FRESCO is the only existing appliance that allows users to produce their condiment with one click.

Fresco

FRESCO is the only existing appliance that allows users to produce their condiment with one click.

Antonio Pagliaro comes from a family of olive growers. This inspired him to study the chemical and technical processes associated with olive oil - he wanted to produce the best condiment of all time.

Facts

Founder: Antonio Pagliaro, Alessandro Gallo, Francesco Spadafora
Founded: 2014
Location: Milan, Italy
Link: www.oliofresco.it


Gofer is a human-centric mobile app, which simplifies the hiring of short-term employees.

Gofer

Gofer is a human-centric mobile app, which simplifies the hiring of short-term employees.

The first 2 founders have been friends for 17 years. They both worked in the US and noticed how flexible the job market there can be, and how safe it is in Europe. They set out to build a tool that combines the two. Since then the founding team has grown to 4 people.

Facts

Founder: Marc Tessier, Nicolas Delahaye, Isabel Yus, Aymeric Bouzy
Founded: 2017

Location: Paris, France
Link:
www.gofer.fr


HeyMojo builds innovative digital solutions for the hospitality industry combining marketing automation, AI and Machine Learning to increase direct ordering, guest engagement and customer life time value.

HeyMojo

HeyMojo builds innovative digital solutions for the hospitality industry combining marketing automation, AI and Machine Learning to increase direct ordering, guest engagement and customer life time value.

The founding team comes from technology and product backgrounds, have built products and worked for enterprises that have been acquired by companies like Yahoo, Expedia, and Oracle. HeyMojo’s founding team has a combined experience of over 30 years in technology.

Facts

Founder: Jagdish Repaswal, Pallav Kumar, Rahul Chandra
Founded: 2017

Location: New Delhi, India
Link: www.heymojo.com

Hotelhero is the only hotel technology research platform specialised for the independent hotel market.

Hotelhero

Hotelhero is the only hotel technology research platform specialised for the independent hotel market.

During an internship in a hotel, one of the founders recognized the weaknesses of the complex and time-consuming IT selection process, which usually leads to a bad result.

Facts

Founders: Florian Montag, Julien Schmit, Thibault Gence
Founded: 2017

Location: Berlin, Germany

Link: http://hotelhero.tech
Roborus sets out to enhance the customer experience and lifts the burden off of overworked staff.

Roborus

Roborus sets out to enhance the customer experience and lifts the burden off of overworked staff.

DH Kim (co-founder and CEO) had worked for several global IT companies such as Pentech, Nokia and Foxconn. Co-founder, Jeong Kim had worked for multiple research institutions in the US, South Korea and Finland. The two met 5 years ago and have built a strong partnership since then. The mission together became developing AI robots to enhance human relationships.

Facts

Founder: DH Kim and Jeong Kim
Founded: 2016

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Link: roborus.ai

Sentiment Search tracks and analyses social media activity for every restaurant and hotel in any given city.

Sentiment Search

Sentiment Search tracks and analyses social media activity for every restaurant and hotel in any given city.

The idea was born in 2011 when buying a mobile phone in an online shop. There were hundreds of reviews for every phone and it was extremely hard to go through everything. This led to the development of a tool that analyzes all the reviews. Prithvi was curious, so he adapted the tool for restaurants and hotels because it could be useful for these companies as well.

Facts

Founder: Prithvi Dhanda
Founded: 2015

Location: London, UK
Link:
www.sentimentsearch.com

Actionable businesse intelligence (BI) for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the hospitality industry.

Trakbar

Actionable businesse intelligence (BI) for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the hospitality industry.

It all started with the bet that Igor could manage a bar and make better business decisions using BI software. However, he couldn't find one he could afford, so he decided to develop one himself.

Facts

Founder: Igor Svehla, Gabriela Lovric
Founded: 2016

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Link:
www.trakbar.com


Waffle is a chatbot that generates demand for restaurants in real-time.

Waffle

Waffle is a chatbot that generates demand for restaurants in real-time.

Waffle was created because the founders felt that they were spending too much money on restaurant visits. They didn't understand why restaurants are mostly unvisited during the day. They realized the great potential and eventually developed the concept for Waffle.

Facts

Founder: Julian Bourne, Matt Pritchard, James Powell-Tuck
Founded: 2017

Location: London, UK
Link:
https://joinwaffle.com