These Startups are in the Techstars METRO Accelerator

The decision has been made! The international expert jury has chosen eleven startups that will be moving into the Berlin offices of Techstars METRO Accelerator in the German Tech Entrepreneurship Center in Berlin-Mitte. The start-ups are developing software solutions, apps, restaurant and travel services as well as other innovative technologies that will advance the digitilization of the food and hotel industry. In the three month Accelerator program, the international teams will receive councelling from mentors, technological support, assistance with their business planning and financial sponsorship.

These companies impressed our twenty member expert jury:

Founded in Paris, France in 2010
Founders: Xavier Zeitoun (CEO), Thomas Zeitoun (Key Account Director), Julien Balmont (CTO)
Zenchef has developed a restaurant software that helps restaurants to create their own websites in a quick and simple way, as well as to manage their reservations. Furthermore, restaurants can easily let their customers know what’s new, like changes to the menu, with their newsletter and social media tool.

Coffee Cloud
Founded in Tartu, Estonia in 2015
Founder: Miroslav Kovač, Andreja Kovač
Coffee Cloud has developed an application with wireless connection for espresso machines that counts how many cups of coffee are made in real time and saves the data in Cloud. All drinks are reliably billed. At the same time, the device monitors the machines and informs the user when an appliance has to be repaired or cleaned.

Founded in Cologne, Germany in 2015
Founder: Daniel Vollmer (CEO), Gabriel Schlatter (CTO), Parshin Mortazi (co-founder)
Flowtify develops a tablet-app for quality and HACCP-management for restaurateurs and restaurants. HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) is a concept for risk assessment of critical control points and serves as a preventative system for consumer protection by hygiene regulations. Using paperless checklists, employees can exercise, document and archive quality measure.
Founded in Munich, Germany in 2014
Founder: Moritz Grumbach (CEO) is a B2B online shop for kitchen technology and restaurant/catering equipment. From small food stands to canteen kitchens, customers can easily order napkins, industrial refrigerators or patio heaters online.
Founded in Houston, USA in 2011
Founder: Devin Baptiste (CEO), Kevin Valdez (COO), Paul Kwiatkowski (Chief Tenacity Officer), Sean Park (CMO) helps to raise donations for aid projects. When a group books a table at a participating restaurant, a percent of the bill will be donated to a help project of their choosing. Restaurants can this way increase their capacity in difficult times.

Founded in New York, USA in 2014
Founders: Susan Ho (CEO), Amy Guo (CTO), Leiti Hsu (Chief Journyist)
Users tell Journy what they want to see and do in any particular city. The service then consults local experts and puts together an individual tailor-made travel plan. The package costs 50 dollars per city.

Founded in Witten, Germany in 2015
Founder: Deniz Caglayan (Head of Marketing), Dennis Ortmann (Managing Partner), Jan Christian Saupe (CFO), Sebastian Blautzik (CTO)
Lunchio is an online waiter and restaurant guide for lunch. Users select a restaurant in their city, pre-order their favourite meal and pay. When they arrive at the restaurant, they don’t have to wait and can enjoy their lunch right away.

Founded in Washington DC, USA in 2013
Founders: Anna Kojzar (CEO), Tania Cruz (Co-Founder)
Thanks for Poshpacker, travelers can easily and affordably book creative hotels, hostels or apartments around the world. The hotel booking site distinguishes itself from the competition by offering extraordinary places to sleep like igloos and caves.

Founded in Tallinn, Estonia in 2014
Founders: Andreas van de Castel (CEO), Arnis Vuškāns (CTO)
Roomatic allows hotel guests to communicate their needs with their smartphone. The user orders a taxi by app or registers a problem easily with the application, or get in touch directly with room service.

Found in Vienna, Austria in 2013
Founder: Manuel Zwittag (CEO)
rublys is a gambling mobile-marketing-instrument with which companies can win new customers. With the app and free of cost, users can choose scratch cards from companies, scratch and win prizes.

Founded in Paris, France in 2013
Founders: Ismaél Ould (CEO), Arthur Perticoz (CMO)
Wynd offers a software package with various modules for restaurateurs to help them digitalize their restaurants or cafés.

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