[Made in Pays Basque] Rezto, the 24h of cross-border innovation, Bask’Invest …
From the presentation of the start-up of the month Rezto, instead of Irun for the 1st Cross-border edition of the 24h of Innovation, through the selection of events and meetings in the Basque Country with Thomas Perron.
Interview with Flore Bonnard, co-founder and CEO of Rezto.
Hello Flore, tell us about your Rezto platform
Rezto is a digital platform that centralizes all the useful information of restaurants, with reliable customer reviews and a real valuation of their work and know-how. It’s a digital network that brings restaurants closer to their customers!
What was the main problem faced by restaurateurs before Rezto?
When I meet a restaurateur who paid 3600 € for a website on which their opening hours do not even appear, When I count the time spent publishing news on general social networks where we get lost in the crowd or the scandal of false customer reviews, it was obvious to me to create Rezto.
Rezto, killer-app from TripAdvisor and TheFork? How far do you want to go?
We allowed the existence of false reviews to settle in, the marketing of packages that allow you to change the order of publication of customer reviews, the exorbitant commissions billed to restaurateurs for online reservations… and I don’t understand why .
It is up to us to react. We have set up a blockchain, which will allow us to register customer reviews. In this way our integrity will be indisputable since what is there is immutable. Our “mission” is to restore confidence. An example of a useful dialogue: the possibility of leaving a public comment and a private comment in order to re-establish a form of fair exchange.
We allow restaurants to name their producers, to provide precise information on access to reduced mobility or their adaptability to specific dietary requirements. Our line of differentiation is quite clear!
Where is it today?
We presented our services at the Equip’hôtel trade fair in Paris and we were comfortable with our proposal. Rezto brings together stars in the brigade at the 10-seat restaurant run by a single person. From Lille to Saint Jean d’Arvey or Bayonne, everyone is concerned. Taking a photo of the receipt to attest to the customer experience is very reassuring. Centralization and ease of use pleasantly surprised restaurateurs who like to focus on the essential.
We are therefore in the customer acquisition phase. We have a good starting point in New Aquitaine, but also in the Lille region or Brittany. Our goal is to offer our service to the whole of France, as quickly as we can.
How to find out more about you and the platform? :
www.rezto.net is online and you can already visit our site and download our app to discover the restaurants that trust us and share a relationship of trust with their customers!
Everyone to Irun for the 1st Cross-border edition of the 24h of Innovation!
On March 15 and 16, 2019, the 1st edition of the “24h of cross-border innovation” will be held in Ficoba (Irun).
Estia Entrepreneur co-organizes the 1st cross-border edition of the 24h of innovation on the theme “Advanced Manufacturing” (ie advanced manufacturing and processes)
Students, Companies, technological platforms, Coaches, … all the information is available here:
Through the creativity demonstrated by the students over the 12 previous editions, the objective of this first cross-border edition is to bring together and bring together:
- Competent cross-border players (universities, technological centers, experts or companies with know-how or technology) in the field of “advanced manufacturing”.
- And companies interested in “the industry of the future” (whether they are companies already operating in Industry 4.0 or more “traditional” companies who would like to innovate and implement some of these “advanced” processes. in their activities).
- In order to bring out innovation, transfer or new collaboration projects between the many entities of the New Aquitaine-Euskadi Navarre and France-Spain-Andorra cross-border perimeter.
- 5th edition of Bask’Invest
Thursday March 21, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. – Technocité Innovation Center Bayonne
Co-organized by ESTIA Entreprendre, the Bayonne Basque Country Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) and EY (Ernst & Young) this day will be an opportunity to present many young shoots, projects and startups to regional and national funders and investors.
Bask’Invest will provide access to short individual meetings with investors (speed-dating) as well as to a round table involving entrepreneurs and funders on the theme: “Valuation and legal protection of intangibles”.
A Pitch competition
6 companies will be selected and pitch in 3 minutes in front of all the partners and investment funds on Thursday, March 21 and the public vote will determine the winner!
Register by clicking here.
Thomas Perron is a French entrepreneur in the field of new information technologies. He likes to provoke the meeting between creators and their public, whether during events, sales and negotiations or improvisation shows. Partner of “The Message Company” and active member of the Mouvement des Entrepreneurs Social (MOUVES), it helps organizations achieve greater economic and societal efficiency.