10 Startups That Are (Re)Connecting People With Local Enterprises

From e-commerce to delivery and booking restaurants to managing customers, here’s how ten startups help Luxembourg’s local shops and service providers gain visibility during the gradual deconfinement.

The mobile application helps clients find an available table in a nearby restaurant and to book it. Once the seats reserved, clients receive a notification when the table is ready, When entering the restaurant they identify themselves with a QR-code. The app also helps restaurants manage and optimise their seating capacity in real time.

Find out more: checkq.me

Born in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the local online food delivery service provides private households with grocery products from commerce and shops, as well as meals from restaurants in Luxembourg. In one single order on the startup’s platform, clients can choose meal offers from different restaurants and grocery products from several shops without extra delivery costs.

Find out more: foozo.lu

Launched by a Syrian restaurant owner, the app provides a digital meal voucher platform to clients from restaurants in Luxembourg. The voucher is a QR code generated by the restaurant. Bills are paid by scanning the QR code. The application allows voucher owners to share their bills and delegate checks to other clients. For restaurants, reporting and payments are made automatically. LightPay says it uses “the best military encryption technologies” and that its “servers are based in Luxembourg”. The LightPAY network will soon be available in most restaurants in the country.

Find out more: lightpay.lu

Launched by a group of young professionals and students amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Now Act Local Association (NALA) is a non-profit and free independent platform that gives a visibility to local retailers and service providers in Luxembourg. The app lists more than 700 shops, restaurants artists and local service providers that are open and can provide onsite and delivery services.

Find out more: nala.lu

The application allows customers to view restaurant menus directly via their smartphones – or via a QR Code when onsite – and to then place orders. Bills are automatically sent via the app. The concept aims to minimize human contacts in public places and help clients respect social distancing during the Covid-19 crisis.

Find out more: ouilacarte.com

Launched in 2017 in Luxembourg, Belgium in 2019 and Switzerland in 2020, the online reservation website for beauty services helps customers find, rate hairdressers, beauty salons and massage shops and services, and book appointments. The platform also provides beauty and hair professionals with a digital salon management tool including appointments, customer database, inventory and accounting functionalities.

Find out more: salonkee.lu

The app digitally connects customers to fashion retailers’ wardrobes and helps them find and choose garments in any brand’s city store using the technology. The aim is to optimise business processes while reducing overproduction in the fashion industry, through a transparent and user centric approach. This is also an attempt at reducing contact risks during the pandemic.

Find out more: scroble.com

Developed by digital agency Vanksen, the free webservice helps Luxembourg’s retailers organize a virtual queue and manage physical customer flows to maintain social distancing. Clients connect to the retailer’s Website, get a queue number, wait outside of the shop and get a notification when it is their turn to enter the store.

Find out more: smart-phil.com

The app-based platform helps find, rate and book door-to-door delivery and shipping services provided by independent delivery drivers, Delivery services currently cover countries in Northern and Eastern Europe. It can help customers connect with their clients and relatives during these times of international travel restrictions.

Find out more: vezam.com

Launched by Paladium, a coworking space organization, the e-commerce platform provides an online trading service to clients looking for a particular product in a shop in Luxembourg. The solution provides an offer based on price, availability and origin of the requested product, as well as on opinion review about the shop.

Find out more: yabe.co

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