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 event is organized by 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.
MORE INFORMATION ON THE SPEAKERS & THEIR COMPANIES
R.J. Friedlander, CEO & Co-founder of ReviewPro
Founded in 2008, ReviewPro is the leading provider of Guest Intelligence solutions to independent hotel brands worldwide. The company’s comprehensive suite of cloud-based solutions includes Online Reputation Management (ORM) and the Guest Survey Solution (GSS), and more than 30,000 hotel brands worldwide are currently using ReviewPro’s solutions. With its headquarters in Barcelona, ReviewPro also has offices in New York City, Singapore and Sydney.
Juanjo Rodriguez, Founder of The Hotels Network
Founded in 2015, The Hotels Network offers hotels the technology to increase their direct bookings, up to an extra 40%, by adding a layer of tools to the website and booking engine. Besides improving conversion, The Hotels Network’s second product increases website traffic, by combining retargeting and personalisation.
Juan Carlos Iglesias, General Manager & Co-founder of Grupo Rias de Galicia & BCN 5.0
Grupo Rias de Galicias and BCN 5.0 are two of the most innovative restaurant groups in Barcelona, including restaurants like Rias de Galicias, Kru and Casa de tapas Cañota (Grupo Rias de Galicia) as well as Tickets, Bodega 1900, Pakta, Niño viejo and Hoja (BCN 5.0). Juan Carlos founded the businesses in partnership with Albert Adriá and Ferrán Adriá, considered to be the best chef in the world. Additionally, Juan Carlos recently partnered with Leo Messi to launch Bellavista del Jardín del Norte (a 1000 sqm gastronomic venue).
Carlos Gomez, CEO & Co-founder of Cheerfy
Founded in 2015, Cheerfy brings the beauty of online personalisation to the offline world. Cheerfy is backed by investors such as Techstars (Uber, Twilio et al.) and METRO (8th Retailer Globally), and has been featured by CB Insights as one of the startups worldwide creating the store of the future.
The panel will be moderated by Scott Mackin, Founder & Managing Editor of Barcinno, the community-driven platform sharing the stories, knowledge & events of Barcelona’s startup and tech communities.
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