Over the last couple of years, there’s been a real boom in the so-called Sharing Economy and there have been a plethora of startups created as a result - and that’s surely no bad thing. Sharing is pretty much the main focus of our latest Startup of the Week.
Eatro is a new online community and marketplace for sharing homemade food. The concept is really straightforward.
If you’re an aspiring chef or you simply fancy making a little extra cash from your passion for cooking, you can register on the platform and become an Eatro Chef.
You can create a listing outlining what you’re cooking - add a description, some pics, a price and also the time when your dish would be ready for pickup. Then it’s a matter of waiting to see who’s hungry!
Eatro enables users to browse what’s cooking in their neighbourhood and place an order. If your dish tickles their tastebuds, then you’ll receive their order and then you’ve just got to make sure you do what you said you would - cook the food, at home and serve it on time!
You’ll receive your payment 24 hours after you’ve served your dishes - minus Eatro’s 12% commission fee. Your customers are asked to rate and review your meal and thereby help build the Eatro community and hopefully your reputation as a chef!
The Eatro platform is perfect if you’ve had one of those days where you can’t be bothered to cook and yet the thought of ordering a pizza or curry from the local takeaway doesn’t quite cut it.
Of course on a much bigger scale, Eatro is not just about good quality home cooked food. It’s about sharing, empowerment, innovation and passion - essential ingredients for any startup don’t you think?
Right now, it’s early days for Eatro - it’s currently only available in London and we hope that it’s just a matter of time before we all get a chance to use this ingenious platform - no matter where we’re based.
The Startacus Startup of the Week is supported by Rackspace, the global leader in cloud hosting. Rackspace are committed to helping startups and through the Rackspace Startup Program they offer selected tech startups a whole host of benefits including 12 months free Rackspace Cloud Hosting and Services. Further details on the Rackspace Startup Program can be found here.
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