Meet the innovative minds behind the companies that disrupted the hospitality industry! Learn from the four successful founders on the panel – how they scaled their companies while disrupting a fragmented market, that was not especially known to be tech-savvy. Join us for an evening of knowledge sharing and networking!
The panel will be moderated by Jens Lapinski, Managing Director of the METRO Accelerator for Hospitality, powered by Techstars – a highly selective mentorship program for tech startups across the entire value chain of Hospitality.
Note for startups: One-on-one meetings with the Techstars team will be held before the event. If you’re interested in meeting with the team, please request a slot HERE.
Artur Hasselbach, Co-founder and former CFO of orderbird
Founded in 2011 with the aim of offering a POS solution, which is not only affordable and intuitive, but adapts to the needs of the modern restaurant business. 120+ employees are currently based at this fast growing company located in Berlin. With more than 43,000 downloads in Apple’s App Store and more than 6,500 customers, orderbird is regarded among the best POS applications in the restaurant business.
David Turnbull, Co-founder & COO of SnapShot
Founded in 2013 in Zell-am-See, Austria, SnapShot is a hotel data company and marketplace for hotel applications, with offices in Europe, Asia Pacific and the United States. In the last 12 months, SnapShot has signed 3,000 hotels to its platform, as well as 40+ data partners.
Jock Gordon, Founder of MenuPad
Launched in 2010 as the world’s first iPad menu system for restaurants, it revolutionised diners’ interaction with hospitality venues. Over three years, MenuPad became the global market-leader, winning sustained, international press coverage and industry heavyweight investment. Jock exited MenuPad in 2013 in a major trade sale to one of the largest hospitality entrepreneurs in the USA.
Marc Stratmann, Co-founder & CEO of FRAGPaul
Launched in 2016, fragPaul is a digital and personal HR assistant for hotels, restaurants and catering companies. Paul enables company-owners to focus on their core task: taking care of their customers. His abilities currently include: employee management, shift management, absence and holiday management, payroll accounting, as well as time tracking. fragPaul just partnered with Metro to scale the sales process and currently doubles the customer base every single month.