Posted On: 9/4/2019
The Chicago Connectory is excited to welcome
three new Italian startups, Getastand, Hooro, and Volvero, to the community!
The startups are hosted by Connectory member, Sente Foundry. Sente manages an
international technology startup program that brings corporations, public
institutions, investors, and startups together to scale innovative ideas from
around the globe.
supporting the Italian Trade Agency’s program by providing its mentorship and
network to help the startups with their stay in Chicago. The
Italian Trade Agency supports Italian businesses of all sizes in their path to
global success. As part of their mission, they support startups on a 90-day
program in Chicago in efforts to help them understand the U.S. market, test
their solutions, and build their networks.
Project Manager of Getastand,
a marketplace to connect event organizers with people and companies that need a
booth or stand. Examples include flea markets, food truck festivals, music
festivals, and so on. This platform improves the experience of both sides of
this market by creating a unique channel that matches event organizers with the
participants. This paves a path for communication between the two parties. Getastand
was founded in March 2018.The platform now has 3,000 exhibitors, 400 organizers
and has managed 50 events.
does the Chicago Connectory benefit you?
As I am learning the American culture and
business, this is a great place to start to network, find potential investors,
and establish ourselves in the U.S.
CEO of Hooro, an IoT platform for retail analytics.
Hooro was founded in 2016, and has been bringing digitization to stores ever
since. This hardware and software platform tracks products from on the shelves to
inventory all in real time. This valuable data allows stores to increase
revenue by knowing when there is a lack of product and when their shelves need
to be re-stocked.
The Chicago Connectory benefits me by allowing a space for collaboration.
Collaboration is very important and I am able to effectively do so here. I am
interested in learning about the American grocery stores because they’re among
the most innovative retailers in the world. I want to present an innovative
solution to them.
CEO of Volvero, a peer-to-peer platform for car sharing.
It is essentially the “Airbnb” for vehicles. This app allows owners to share
their vehicles when they’re not being used, and users can browse to find the cars
they are looking for. Volvero aims to provide unique cars and other types of
vehicles (e.g. motorcycles, pickup trucks) that aren’t usually available
through rental agencies or existing car sharing platforms. They are about to
launch in Italy and across Europe and are looking to the U.S. as the main
opportunity next year.
During my time in the U.S., I want to understand
the business habits of the country and local entrepreneurs to see if there is a
potential marketplace and investors for us. This can be done by networking with
the right people and the Chicago Connectory provides that opportunity.
you Sente Foundry for hosting Getastand, Hooro, and Volvero in the space. We
look forward to the amazing progress they will make!