Bookalokal

Bookalokal

Team Members Evelyne C. White Co-Founder, CEO Born in Brussels in October 2012, Bookalokal is a community for social foodies to list, discover, and book unique culinary events around the world — online or from a mobile device. From home-cooked dinners and brunches to cooking classes, wine tastings and food tours, Bookalokal connects people to unique food experiences in over 20 countries. With outstanding customer service and a commitment to promoting our hosts, Bookalokal is the easiest way for culinary enthusiasts to share their passion for food, monetize their skills and connect with a global audience. Guests range from travelers passing through town to newcomers and expats looking to meet locals and learn about a new city over a meal. Hosts range from people who love to cook and enjoy entertaining interesting people, to food bloggers and aspiring chefs who want to showcase their skills while covering the cost of their meals or earning extra money. LaunchU 2013 Venture  ...
BinStored

BinStored

Team Members Dean Ginsberg Co-Founder Finals week is a hectic time of year in the oasis that is Oberlin College. Students are usually slammed with papers and tests, and they’re emotional about losing their 4th and 5th year classmates to the abyss that is the “real-world”. On top of all of that, somewhere way in the back of their head, they’re panicking because they no idea how they are going to get all of their stuff out of their dorm before ResEd kicks them out the morning after their last final. This is where BinStored comes in: BinStored takes care of all of the students’ summer storage needs, because, simply put, finals period is for studying. Here’s how it works: Students register online at www.binstored.com During finals week we set up a drop off station outside of their dorm room where they can pick up five storage bins at no cost with no commitment. Why five bins? Because figuring out how many bins you need for your room is kind of like figuring out how many diapers you need for your baby — long story short, it’s always best to have some extras. Once the students are packed up they bring their bin to the conveniently located drop off station. They are charged for the bins that they used and we put them on the truck for storage. They’re stuff is stored in our off campus storage facility for the summer and returned to their new dorm in the fall. After going through LaunchU last January, this summer was BinStored’s first year in operation. We launched at Oberlin and...