Creativity and innovation are driving powers of entrepreneurship. The world needs fresh ideas that can become valuable products and services in order to make our lives easier, more comfortable and fulfilled. In our weekly startup column we focus on promising startups from around the world with the aim to spread the word about businesses that are created with the ambition to make a difference in their niche. This week we introduce to you Peerby (Amsterdam), Selfiejobs (Stockholm) and Glovo (Barcelona).
As the impact of sharing economy companies is growing tremendously, it is impossible for a startup like Peerby to stay unnoticed. Founded in 2011, Peerby is an app that allows the users to borrow things they need from their neighbors. It is no longer necessarily to spend money on things that you will use just once when you can borrow them from someone around you. Peerby gives you the chance to save money, live green and connect with awesome people.
Founded in 2014, this Swedish startup is aiming to change the conservative recruiting industry by reducing the barriers between job-seekers and companies across Europe. The platform allows the job-seekers and the employers to quickly connect using smartphones. With Selfiejobs uploading a CV or a job-ad is as fast and simple as using Tinder, Snapchat or Airbnb. Selfiejobs has users across Europe and is active in Scandinavia, Spain, Germany and UK.
Founded in 2015, this Barcelona-based startup is offering to their users the ability to have anything they want delivered in minutes. The users give their orders, wait for their goods to be delivered and make the payment through the platform – it is that easy! Glovo currently operates in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Milano and Paris.