Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?
Our customers are supermarkets. They love our products because we help them to reduce food wastage by 50% in average (so they increase their turnover, increase their margins, and improve their image as well). The consumers also love to locate discounted food because they can save money by doing a sustainable purchase, but the service is totally free to consumers. We engage supermarkets through a 1-to-1 meeting, and we scale with supermarket's regional/national platforms.
Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?
The prize money would help us to hire a proper sales team to scale. We have a product that solve a problem and that fits a needing from supermarkets. We now have to scale our solutions in France. We also need to feredate a community of consumers to go in partners supermarkets so a targeted publicity could engage environment-aware consumers.
Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered
I was the president of a non-profit organization that gave jobs to student from my engineering school. They developed software for local companies. I also had previous experiences with 2 import/export businesses.
The 2 other co-founders of Zero-Gachis and I also had a previous startup idea that we developed (we had a functionnal prototype and a business plan) but we all got an opporutnity to study abroad so we decided to stand-by the project.
Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?