Mülheim an der Ruhr, December 22, 2017. Nine startups were selected during Live Pitch Day of STARBUZZ Digital Commerce & Logistics Accelerator on December 21, taking place at the national headquarter of ALDI SÜD, to form the accelerator‘s second batch. The admitted startups – four international and five German teams – will enter the acceleration program in January 2018.
The startups were selected out of 12 finalists that were invited to pitch in front of a high-ranking jury of STARBUZZ partner companies, including representatives of ALDI SÜD, Tengelmann Ventures, Lidl E-Commerce International, Allegro Invest / Fressnapf, T-Systems International, TechHub Europe, NRW.BANK, Hochschule Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences, Mülheim & Business GmbH and other companies. Live Pitch Day is the final stage of the accelerator’s startup selection process.
The nine admitted startups now form the second batch of STARBUZZ startups that will enter the program in early January 2018. To speed up their go-to-market process and to scale their business models, the teams will be supported by the accelerator, its partnering companies and organizations for the duration of three months.
The startups of STARBUZZ batch #2 are:
- Cargofy Inc., USA & Ukraine
- Jumingo GmbH, Germany
- Linker / OSEC Software Sp. z o.o., Poland
- onsuma GmbH, Germany
- RoboCV LLC, Russia
- sellfio (tarent solutions GmbH), Germany
- Shipvio s.r.o., Czech Republic
- sigo GmbH, Germany
- Wertewandel GmbH, Germany
“The high quality of applications and the diverse business models of the admitted startups show the huge potential of new digital business models in retail, ecommerce and logistics. We are happy to have four international startups in the second batch that will surely bring new perspectives to the table and, thus, enrich the dialogues among the startups and with our partnering companies. The interest in STARBUZZ also shows the strong position of the region in retail, ecommerce and logistics and the role of the German market with its numerous internationally leading companies”, states Thomas Müller, STARBUZZ Program Manager at Mülheim & Business GmbH.
The admitted startups will enter the program in Mülheim an der Ruhr in January. Besides the intensive coaching and mentoring from experts of partnering companies, the teams receive free office space and an infrastructure where they just need to “plug in”. Together with the four startups of the first batch, they will work hard on their business models and their go-to-market strategy and its execution until the end of March 2018. The results of the hard and intensive work will be presented by all thirteen teams of batches #1 and #2 during the first STARBUZZ demo day in spring 2018. Here, the startups will pitch in front of investors and potential corporate partners to convince them of their solutions and visions.
About STARBUZZ Batch #2:
Cargofy Inc., USA & Ukraine
Cargofy is the easiest and fastest way to ship anything by truck through our digital innovation and transformative solutions. We seek to replace fragmented and time-consuming processes in the trucking industry.
Jumingo GmbH, Germany
We make shipping easier, cheaper and more transparent. jumingo is the new innovative online shipping platform that will revolutionize the long-established logistics industry. We want to become the one-stop-shop for worldwide shipping for private and business customers. You can already compare all major courier, express and parcel services worldwide and book shipments directly at discounted prices. Take full control of your shipments with our unique, modern and transparent real-time price comparison and our unified, fast and easy booking process for all transport services.
Linker / OSEC Software Sp. z o.o., Poland
Linker is a unique, professional B2B software platform which enables logistics leaders to easily manage their e-commerce customers’ orders, shipments and returns. It allows to offer fulfillment services for hundreds e-commerce companies. Linker e-Commerce Fulfillment Cloud reduces customer onboarding time and costs, automates processes and billing. Although the company was established only this year, it has already gained the trust of international logistics companies. Linker processes thousands of orders and shipments worldwide.
onsuma GmbH, Germany
onsuma is a meta platform for online grocery shopping that compares the offers of various shops, optimizes customers’ weekly shopping carts and mediates them the right shops for their final order. To achieve this, onsuma combines user-centric approaches with machine learning routines in order to customize and accelerate the online grocery shopping experience.
RoboCV LLC, Russia
The purpose of RoboCV is the development of robotic systems capable to replace persons in routine and inefficient warehouse logistics tasks. The main customers of the company's products are warehouse operators (3PL), retailers and other organizations interested in increasing the efficiency of warehousing processes. At the moment, the proportion of automated equipment used in warehouses is very low, and existing solutions do not provide consumers with the right quality and performance.
sellfio (tarent solutions GmbH), Germany
Sellfio is a mobile scan & go app. Running on the customer's smartphone, it enables shopping and payment in physical stores while bypassing the traditional cash register. Customers benefit from reduced waiting times and retailers enjoy higher throughput in the checkout process.
Shipvio s.r.o., Czech Republic
Shipvio creates new commercial opportunities for the logistics industry and removes potential loss for carriers as well as for shippers. The Shipvio Zero Loss Marketplace is the place where shipments are matched with the spare capacity of trucks. This leads to average savings of 20% in transportation costs for shippers and to extra revenues for carriers. The Shipvio marketplace also helps to significantly cut exhausting communication, to increase overall transparency and allows both parties to save time.
sigo GmbH, Germany
E-CargoBike-Sharing in a fully automatic system. With this system, people can easily and spontaneously borrow an E-CargoBike via an app or customer card in order to make purchases for example.
Wertewandel GmbH, Germany
Wertewandel rewards end customers across all industries with bonus points for purchasing sustainable products. For participating companies, Wertewandel offers a versatile tool for winning new customers, customer loyalty, detailed customer insights and innovative CSR communication.
With more than 35 leading corporate partners and about 50 mentors, STARBUZZ is the first independent accelerator for B2C and B2B startups that focus on solutions (services or products) for digital commerce and logistics. STARBUZZ offers a high quality program tailored to the needs of participating startups.
Located at the long-established “Tengelmann Campus” in Muelheim an der Ruhr, the startups get free office space and infrastructure for the duration of the accelerator program, while speeding up the go-to-market process and scaling up their business model.
Thomas Müller M.A. / MBA
STARBUZZ Program Manager
c/o Mülheim & Business GmbH
Haus der Wirtschaft
Wiesenstraße 35, D-45473 Mülheim an der Ruhr, GERMANY
Tel.: +49 208 484859
Mobil: +49 177 4848595
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