Newmoney.gr: SEV Innovation Ready Initiative, Bespot presented the location intelligence solutions for Industry 4.0

The 2nd closed online networking meeting took place in January, during which, representatives of industry and companies from various industries were informed about strong patents and mature start-ups that stand out in the field of Industry. 4.0.

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SKAI: Municipality of Athens | 10 innovative technology solutions to transform the city, Athens Digital Lab

Municipality of Athens will utilize Bespot solutions to detect problems in services, buildings, monitor traffic in real-time. At the same time, shop owners will be given the opportunity to collect useful comments, while citizens are able to find information about nearby points of interest.

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Location Intelligence services by bespot, Uni.Fund’s new portfolio company

Uni.Fund’s new investment in bespot was announced during the 10th annual conference of IELKA (the Research Institute of Retail Consumer Goods), that took place on 10 October 2019. Bespot operates at the location intelligence industry, offering an innovative approach in market research, and was selected among other leading retail innovators of RISE awards to present at the conference.

Bespot transforms a walk around the city to a scavenger hunt: using bespot free mobile application (bespot app for android & iOS), consumers can discover and win rewards at the places they visit; in addition, by sharing their opinion, they collect points that can be instantly redeemed in gift vouchers.

Bespot application increases stores’ foot traffic; at the same time, bespot insight platform for businesses, enables companies to access live statistics regarding their physical stores, other shops, specific activities and consumer preferences. Bespot currently collects and shares insights from more than 2,000 spots all over Greece (including fashion, electronics and food retail stores). Bespot insights, combined with existing company data, support informed business decisions through deep understanding of existing and potential customers’ needs and preferences.

Bespot’s co-founders -Leon Gavalas, Anastasia Griva and Konstantinos Dimitros- have significant research and business experience in the areas of retail analytics and location-based services. Their goal is to penetrate the location intelligence market, estimated to reach $25B by 2025.

As Leon Gavalas states, “Uni.fund’s investment will accelerate the development of new features in our platform that will enhance the insights’ quality and support small businesses from various sectors with the use of automated tools.”

Bespot has received awards by the Latsis Foundation (VivaNest) and The Athens International Airport (The Digital Gate); a few months ago, the company was also distinguished in the Ignite Ideas Initiative of Nestlé Hellas and in Lamda Development’s RETECH Innovation Challenge.

Fortune Greece: Consumer reward unfolds its digital benefits at ReTech Innovation

The startup team that is among the finalists of the Lamda Development innovation competition recommends its innovative proposal.
The contact of the store with the customer does not start from the moment it welcomes him in its physical space. Smart devices, and especially smartphones, are a “consumer extension” of all those looking for the best possible options and offers that can attract them.

The bespot team has invested in the benefits of rewarding consumer habits, launching the eponymous platform which offers a series of offers to users, in cooperation with the interested stores.

The Greek startup also submitted its proposal to the ReTech Innovation Challenge, launched by Lamda Development and organized by their strategic partner Industry Disruptors Game Changers (ID – GC).

The company will have the opportunity in the second phase of the competition to present its idea at The Mall Athens in February, in special pop upstands, but also to claim a place in the final trio of the competition, which will emerge through a live “battle »Of the ten finalists in a big event on February 21 in the Village at The Mall Athens. Cash prizes of 10,000 euros, meetings with large companies hosted in the shopping centers of Lamda Development and guidance services from large companies are waiting for the startups that stood out in the new initiative of Lamda Dnt.

Konstantinos Dimitros, Leon Gavalas and Anastasia Griva * describe in Fortune the operation of bespot, and the benefits that consumers and stores can reap from this new way of rewarding.

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