Groningen based startups Zupr and Dropper are going to combine their strengths to help local retailers. Zupr, a participant of last year’s Startup in Residence program, recently launched a platform to pinpoint where products are sold locally. Dropper developed an innovative ‘last mile delivery’ solution to drastically improve the speed and efficiency for deliveries within cities.
Startup in Residence alumnus Zupr was selected to join the pitch battle at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam today. As one of the 50 finalists, the startup had the winning pitch in front of some of the most influential minds in tech.
After six months of workshops, meetings, mentor sessions and prototype building, the startups got to show off their progress last week, at the Startup in Residence Demo Day. In a packed Groninger Forum, six out of the eight selected companies shared their experiences and showed their progress. Here are the highlights:
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Bridging the gap between online and offline. Startup in Residence participant Zupr wants to help local retailers increase their in-store sales, brands to market their products locally, and consumers to find the products they need right around the corner. Simply put, the startup builds software to connect brands and retailers, in an effort to uncover local product availability to consumers.
The results are in! Out of a total of 26 submissions for Startup in Residence, 8 startups have been selected to join the program. Last Friday at the Groninger Forum, they pitched their ideas and now it high time to roll up sleeves and get cracking on making Groningen and even more awesome place to work and live.