I've followed Smiirl for more than 2 years now. Those guys are creative entrepreneurs that deliver. After a worldwide buzz and success, I'm confident they would deeply benefit from the mentoring from Techstars, especially with the support of a partner so relevant for them as Metro. Take those guys with you and help them reach the sky!
I've known the Smiirl team since their early prototypes and saw how they managed to move-up to an industrial process and ship clients everywhere. This is pretty impressive considering the size of the team. I believe they'll be able to bring more and more value in this market of connecting bars, restaurants and stores to their clients. TechstarsMetro seems the perfect place to be for them and I'm sure they'll bring their passion, vision and skills to Berlin as they love to share everything they learnt along the way.
As a B2B actor in retail business, Metro Cash & Carry deals maily with customers as Hotel, Café & restaurant: all are perfect targets for Smiirl products. In this time of digitalisation, all our customers developpe online image as Facebook profile. Our customer and ourself need to attract new customer and physicall approach is not enough anymore. I talk everyday with customer worried or proud with their e-reputation and they really want to share it. I know Smiirl CEO for a long time and I'm sure he could answer the demand my customer have on this topic.
Romain Van Hauwaert BI project manager and Corporate Controler at Metro Cash and Carry France