From Jobless to Hired in Under 24 Hours

Cofounder Polina Montano explains Job Today’s short-term recruitment solution for the understaffed & unemployed

It’s midweek and an employee has suddenly quit. For an office that is now a secretary short, this is an inconvenience. For a bakery that has just lost a baker, it’s an emergency.

In the retail and hospitality industries, where the employee turnover rate is 70 percent, this scenario is surprisingly common, leaving business owners racing to fill positions before the next shift.

Short-term hiring presents a uniquely urgent challenge for blue-collar companies whose profits depend on operations. Until recently, their options were limited to a sign in the window or a series of frantic phone calls.

“How was it possible in a world where we can order a pizza online, book a taxi online or find a date online, that a businesses owner who needs staff cannot reach out to them immediately? Why is it so complicated?” asked Polina Montano, Cofounder and COO of Job Today...

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Meet Petit BamBou

The leading mindfulness meditation app in continental Europe 

Petit BamBou stems from a simple and clear vision: leveraging the power of mobile internet access to spread the science and practice of meditation to the general public, helping all of us enjoy mental and emotional wellbeing.

In only a couple of years, it has become the leading mindfulness meditation app in continental Europe, with more than 430,000 users to date. The app offers guidance and support in discovering and regularly practicing meditation, through guided meditations, animated films that present key principles and an active social media platform (numbering over 870,000 Facebook fans).

Having won over the hearts of French families, Petit BamBou is now working to make its service accessible to other European countries, starting with Germany and Austria. Created from the passion of its cofounders, Ludovic Dujardin and Benjamin Blasco, the startup has grown to eight members, two of whom are based at lux future lab: Cofounder Benjamin and Development Director Audrey Dallamaggiore.

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The Events

Check out what we've been up to & what's just around the corner

UPCOMING

Nov. 22 & 23, Luxembourg Internet Days

ICT professionals from around the globe will convene to address the internet of things & blockchain, supported by startup forums. SnapSwap & ICTK will participate on panels covering blockchain & IoT security, respectively Register

Nov. 24, FinTechMeets #3: Big Data & Emotions in Asset Management

Learn about capturing & interpreting emotion online to measure sentiment and make predictions, with presentations by BGL BNP Paribas Chief Economist & SESAMm Cofounder  Register

RECENT

Nov. 16, Food 4 Thought: Go-to-Market Strategies

Entrepreneurs gathered for an informational lunch session presented by Guirec de Wouters of Velocitas on effective go-to-market strategies

Nov. 21, Apéro Lab: Meet ICTK

ICTK introduced itself at the first-ever evening version of the P2MU gatherings, explaining its digital fingerprint technology to its lab peers in attendance

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Job Openings

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The News 

Exciting announcements from lux future lab startups & the local ecosystem

LAB

Expon Capital Moves to Lux Future Lab

November 1; Expon Capital has become a lux future lab resident venture capital firm. It focuses on private technology companies in Luxembourg and abroad through two funds: the Digital Tech Fund and the Expon I Fund. Its experienced investment team aims to accelerate and scale early-stage companies by linking them to the necessary resources and expertise from day one. 

Arendt & Medernach Becomes Lab Consulting Partner

November 1; Luxembourg-based law firm Arendt & Medernach joins the lux Inc. Package, promising to offer preferential rates exclusively to lab startups. The firm of over 300 professionals — with offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris and Moscow — provides a complete range of legal and tax services. 

SESAMm Announced Winner of Aurexia Fintech Awards

November 2; A panel of judges — including Barclay’s Innovation Director, a Blackfin Partners investor & Société Générale UK’s IT director — selected SESAMm as winner of the 2016 Aurexia Fintech Awards in London. The annual event is focused on trading platforms, post trade, KYC and client distribution.   

KYC3 Successfully Completes Accelerator Program

November 3; Lux future lab startup KYC3 has completed four months in BNP Paribas Group's L'Atelier fintech accelerator in Paris. The startup spent that time refining its risk management solution. Through the program, KYC3 developed a clearer understanding of how to support a major international group. 

ICTK to Attend Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

November 17; From January 5-8th ICTK will participate in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will present its innovative VIA PUF (physical unclonable function) technology, which will revolutionize the internet of things and anti-counterfeit markets. ICTK expects to meet potential global clients. To schedule a meeting during the event at Sands Expo (Level 1, Hall G, #53324), email ICTK

ECOSYSTEM

BGL BNP Paribas Cosponsors Women's Entrepreneurship Day Event

November 18; Luxembourg celebrated Women's Entrepreneurship Day last Friday with an event supported by BGL BNP Paribas and other partners. Francine Closener, Luxembourg's Secretary of State for the Economy, Internal Security and Defense, started off the evening. She introduced a government-sponsored think tank dedicated to assessing and growing the number of women entrepreneurs in the Grand Duchy. 

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