Recently, Silicon Canals visited the 7th Web & Mobile Demo Day of Amsterdam-based accelerator Rockstart. In this exclusive event ten of Rockstart Accelerated startups took to the stage to present their progress, company vision and investment requirements to a packed house of investors, mentors, and stakeholders from the Amsterdam technology ecosystem.
The program was presented by Rockstart’s second Scottish Program Director, Bernard McKeown. The Rockstart Web & Mobile program is focused on making the startups scalable by providing them access to expertise, community, market, and capital. “We’re super proud that several of the startups have experienced exponential growth throughout the last four month”, said Bernard McKeown.
Let’s take a look at these bright startups which have some unique ideas to bring a change in the mobile and web world.
BBOX Sports (Portugal)
This startup creates customised boxes that generate engagement between football clubs and fans through a gamification app that allows users to swipe left or right on photos of products. Through this data, users will get sent a customized box each month. BBOX Sports has a two-year contract With RealFevr for more than 3,000 boxes.
Initially founded as cev.io, the Bluechef now makes it possible for restaurant customers to order and pay on their phones without the use of an app. It is a platform for in-house ordering, payment and loyalty experiences for restaurants and their customers. Further, the startup gives data to restaurants to better understand their customers and offers rewards and recommendations.
It is a B2B ridesharing solution that connects business travellers with nearly identical departure and arrival routes so they can share rides. Through ride sharing, customers save money, decrease CO2 emissions and foster networking between travellers.
Brincr (the Netherlands)
Again, a Dutch startup, it is an online platform that supports wholesale companies with important tasks and workflow. It works to manage sales, manage customer, and create a financial overview.
Based in Milan, Taskhunters is a platform for companies to hire available young people for temporary jobs that require basic skills. It has over 20,000 registered workers and over 200 companies looking for workers across 15 cities.
YayFon provides business-to-client communication by enabling websites to have a call button that directly allows clients to connect them through its website. It helps businesses cut cost without reducing the quality and reliability of calls. Further, the startup offers video, audio and messaging options for clients.
RedCrox (Czech Republic)
A very unique concept, this is the world’s first risk-free sports betting marketplace. It combines shopping and sports betting, onto one unique platform. It’s clever use of its proprietary derivative, offers users risk-free sports betting with the chance to win the face value of its receipts. Today, it counts over 75K users, e240,000 in monthly GMV and over 1000 local and global retailers on board.
Planning to foray into Spain, Germany and also in the Netherlands in the future, Transporters.io is building a global end-to-end booking solution specifically for group transportation. Its SaaS Traction is 35,000 journeys and 20.000+ vehicles.
Publishizer (the Netherlands/USA)
This Dutch startup won everyone’s heart at the event. Their service allows authors to pre-sell copies of their unpublished book, if they reach 750 pre-orders publishizer then pitches the book to publishers and negotiates a deal. It brings market forces to publishing acquisitions with 9 out of 10 authors landing a deal. These authors have earned €1.2 million on Publishizer.
ISO2HANDLE (The Netherlands)
One more young startup from the Dutch tech ecosystem, ISO2HANDLE digitizes management systems for standard schemes. It is an online platform with all standards in one place that work together – with this everything is simplified for use. With a €800 million European market and €2.4 billion world market, there is a large demand for ISO2HANDLE.
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