The Web Summit might just be the premier technology event in the calendar globally. Started in 2009 by Irish entrepreneur Paddy Cosgrave, last year it was held in Lisbon for the first time attracting an astonishing 53,000 attendees.
If you’re attending the event this week, we’ve cherry picked five must-meet tech companies at the event:
Bottle-Up is an online marketplace for purchasing wine, beer and spirits. Based in Italy, it aims to promote the country’s excellence for producing quality alcohol through its platform whereby customers can pick the best private label alcohol from smaller producers. In addition to this, it enables users to create fully customised bottles in a process that just requires five clicks.
Yroo is seeking to become the first-stop for online shopping, by offering a price comparison tool that provides access to millions of products from thousands of stores globally. To date it has partnered with over 4,000 merchants and all the major online marketplaces including Amazon. This year it has launched its first mobile app.
nello brings the trusty intercom into the 21st century by enabling you to use it via your smartphone. It is able to recognise any user’s smartphone as they arrive home, providing easy, hands-free access to their building. Also, with people generally not at home during the day, yet shopping much more online, it is able to grant access to a building to delivery drivers.
TRIPWIX is an online luxury rental platform which aims to cater for the more discerning traveler. They offer a curated portfolio of personally inspected (thanks to local ambassadors) and hosted homes in hand-picked locations throughout the world.
5. Reemo Health
Reemo Health is a remote monitoring platform for the elderly, which runs on a Samsung Gear smartwatch,. It monitors movement, heart rate, sleep patterns, current location and enables easy access to emergency calls just in case of accidents. The benefits are that the elderly and their families can stay connected and spot negative health trends before there’s an emergency, while also providing peace of mind.
Words – Dave Claxton