Yesterday I used the startup Karma.
It is an app for preventing food to be wasted. Restaurants, grocery stores, cafés etc. can connect to this app and give an discount fresh food that has not been sold during the day.
Then you clan click on the specific food and “book it” so you can collect it in a given time.
I think this is a really smart App that more people and restaurants should be using and I can really recommend it!
One problem I find with the app is the bad quality of the map and the web app in general. The map get stuck when you try to move and the app is really slow.
The founders should maybe also go out and reach more businesses to join or make the businesses that already have joined to use it more frequently. It is not much food to be “saved” each day and I think it is a lot more that can be advertised for.
Karma make their profit by taking a percentage of each sold item for each business. This might be a reason for the business not selling all their food on the app. A possible solution might be to take a fee to connect to the app or a monthly fee, so the businesses will join and once they are in, they will sell out all their leftovers for the day!