The Fourth Round of Hospitality Kicks Off in Berlin

5th November (today) marks the kickoff of the fourth hospitality programme at our headquarters in Berlin.

Selected experts from a pool of almost 200 mentors are set to join the programme and prepare the start-ups for further growth.

This year’s start-up solutions cover data analytics, HR tech, social media analytics, AI, Kitchen appliances, smart accounting, web services, BI ,AI chatbots & Robotics. They address pain points across the industry, and the entire value chain

“The direct exchange with innovative start-ups enables us to change perspectives, which we expect will give new impetus to the hospitality sector. In return, we offer the teams potential access to our roughly 21 million wholesale customers and to an extensive network of contacts in the hospitality sector that start-ups hardly get anywhere else, this year we received more than 400 top-class applications from all over the world. This reach motivates us to continue working together with start-ups to deliver potential hospitality innovations of tomorrow.” -Sylvia Dudek, Programme Director of the METRO Accelerator.

We congratulate the following 10 start-ups, who have come from 8 countries around the world to join us for three months in Berlin:

Barratio from Paris (France) – Completes daily back-office duties like inventory management or cost calculations within 5 minutes a day, based on a single software solution. Link:

EasyWay from Tel Aviv (Israel) – A virtual assistant for travellers that is integrated into messenger apps and backed by artificial intelligence to enhance the traveller experience. Link:

Fresco from Milan (Italy) – Fresco changes the way restaurants offer olive oil. Fresco’s application is the first kitchen appliance to produce fresh olive oil, squeezed on-site, with only one click. Link:

Gofer from Paris (France) – Gofer is a mobile app, which simplifies the hiring of short-term employees, by matching on-demand staff to the right hospitality establishment. Link:

HeyMojo from New Delhi (India) – HeyMojo builds chat and voice bots customised to marketing campaign automation and website widgets for direct bookings, ordering and guest experience management. The result: Increase direct ordering and guest engagement. Link:

Hotelhero from Berlin (Germany) – Hotelhero is the only hotel technology research platform set out to help independent hoteliers select the most fitting IT solutions for their specific hotel and business needs. Link:

Roborus from Seoul (South Korea) – A kiosk with face recognition collecting customer data and enhancing customer experience based on a machine learning system that provides guests with personalised recommendations. Link:

Sentiment Search from London (UK) – Using intelligent algorithms Sentiment Search puts forward a solution that aggregates and analyses reviews for restaurants and hotels in any city providing a comprehensive picture of consumer sentiment and thus identifies trends and detailed competitor insights. Link:

Trakbar from Zagreb (Croatia) – Actionable business intelligence supported by artificial intelligence that provides an accurate sales forecast, analytics in real-time and smart order suggestions for small and medium enterprises in the hospitality industry. Link:

Waffle from London (Great Britain) – Waffle is a chatbot that generates demand for restaurants in real-time. Link:

Mid-February 2019 and following 3 months of intensive work, the teams will pitch their business models to selected investors, mentors, potential customers and other industry experts at our Demo Day in Berlin. #futurecalling

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