Xhockware in the 1st edition of FoundersTV

The new project is called “FoundersTV” and is an initiative supported by the Porto City Council and Scale Up Porto. Its mission is to promote entrepreneurs and their stories, so that the youngest can be inspired by those who are close. The Founders Founders entrepreneur community launched on July 12, a new initiative to boost the entrepreneurship ecosystem. The new project “FoundersTV” was celebrated with the recording of six episodes of the first season of a kind of talk show called Founder Meets Founder. A program in which two entrepreneurs talk about various topics related to their path and the growth of their companies, without moderation. The first episode was recorded during Start & Scale week and will be available in July. The rest were recorded on July 11 at Founders Café, bringing together 10 founders and 10 different projects and will be available in October. The guests of this first season are: Carlos Lei (HypeLabs), Paulo Cunha (ShiftForward), Catarina Simões (Last2Ticket), João Rodrigues (Xhockware), Pedro Fortuna (Jscrambler), Nelson Pereira (TOPDOX), Bruno Azevedo (AddVolt), Tiago Sá (WiseCrop), Pedro Roque (Emailbidding), Luís Vieira (B-Parts), Luís Roque (HUUB) and Felipe Ávila da Costa (Infraspeak).

Joao Rodrigues | Xhockware: “the startup phenomenon is now better accepted by society”

Xhockware is a company focused on developing innovative retail solutions with the aim of improving the shopping experience. The YouBeep app is your star product. What is your name and what did you do before you became an entrepreneur? Joao Rodrigues. Before Xhockware, I had already created a company in the retail area. Before that, he was a researcher at an Engineering Institute – INESC Porto and a university professor. How will your startup change the world? We aim to help consumers in their purchase process, saving them time, increasing their convenience, maximizing their benefits with personalized promotions. Have you paid your salary yet? Yes. How many hours do you work a day? An average of 10-12h per day. What did you fail to do to be a successful entrepreneur? The dedication of time that an initial company requires has a considerable impact on personal life. The company is forced to give up personal time that we normally allocate to family and friends. What did you do to be a successful entrepreneur? Maintain a constant state of concentration on the various aspects that are involved in running a company. It is difficult to disconnect from the reality of the company. Is having a startup trendy or is the world really changing? There is clearly a change. A few years ago, being part of a startup was often considered irresponsible: Why leave a successful, stable career, which paid better, for a risky reality, poorly paid, and which requires extreme dedication? Everyone today knows realities like Facebook, Uber, or Farfetch, so the “startup” phenomenon is now more “trendy” and better accepted by society. If you were the boss of a big company, what did you tell yourself to convince you to work for that company instead of a startup? “We have a startup culture, not a big company” What is your business or technology idol? I do not have. There are certainly good examples, but I do not highlight any that I consider “idol”. I regularly follow Guy Kawasaki. Are you vegan, do meditation or just watch TV and walk the dog at the end of the day? None of the above. I divide the time available between the family and rest (physical and mental). In a single sentence, what would you say – even – in an elevator to convince someone to invest in your company? We have a patented system that increases customer satisfaction, reduces operating costs, increases sales, and can be installed on any supermarket cashier system in a few hours, without requiring any integration or security requirements. Are you interested? 🙂

Winners of the 23rd edition of the Luso-French Trophies 2016

The 23rd edition of the Luso-French Trophies 2016, organized by the Luso-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, had an additional 15% of entries compared to the previous one, with the selection of nominees carried out by an independent jury, composed of representatives from AICEP , IAPMEI, Foreign Trade Advisers, entrepreneurs, sponsors and partners of the event. On October 20, 2016, at the gala dinner for the delivery of the prizes, we received the Innovation Trophy of the “Luso-French 2016 Trophies”.

Xhockware among the 8 finalists of the Startup Challenge – Journey to the Web Summit

The eight finalists of the Startup Challenge stood out for their business vision, pertinence of the problem they want to solve and the quality of the team. This afternoon, they will have the opportunity to make their pitch, a challenge that will lead to the consecration of the winner.

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Road 2 Web Summit

We were one of 66 start-ups chosen by a panel of juries to represent Portugal at the Web Summit 2016 event that takes place from 7 to 10 November in Lisbon.

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With YouBeep, scanning and checkout are done with an App

Among the many check-out systems sent to the checkouts, this proposed by a Portuguese start-up, YouBeep, adopted in Portugal by the Lidl and Pongo Doce brands, seemed interesting …

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Turnkey solution for a connected, self-shopping experience

‘YouBeep is the first mobile checkout solution to be made available to all retailers, instead of a custom product that needs to be highly modified to meet the requirements of each retailer’s existing equipment, requiring extensive development,’ explains João Rodrigues, co-founder and CEO of Xhockware…

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YouBeep: how to speed up a shopping trip

Xhockware has developed a mobile application that allows you to speed up your shopping trip. But the “secret” is not in the application but in a piece of hardware that allows communication between “smartphones” and box software …

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It’s called YouBeep and is already being tested in stores in the areas of Cascais, Lisbon, Porto and Torres Vedras

YouBeep is an application developed by Xhockware, a young startup from Porto that specializes in retail technology. According to the company, which currently has its technology implemented in 5 Portuguese stores, this solution reduces the checkout time of consumers by 50% …

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YouBeep. An app to end queues

When was the last time you had fun while waiting to be attended? If the reader is like me, the last thing he will want to face is that long queue that has already become a hallmark of retail chains around the world …

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