Super Marmite, the social marketplace for homemade meals, originated at the second Paris Startup Weekend in May 2010. The startup was first presented at Paris Startup Weekend and since then the Super Marmite team has been hard at work. Super Marmite consists of Olivier Desmoulin, great user experience designer and CEO; Cyril Mougel, amazing Ruby on Rails developer and CTO; and Marc Chataigner, passionate amateur chef and innovator and CMO. The three men were able to release an alpha version in mid-September and since then have worked on site optimization based on user feedback. Future plans for improvement and growth include internationalization of the site and mobile applications (with the iPhone version ready soon).
Super Marmite allows subgroups of the larger Super Marmite community help each other all within the context of supporting and celebrating the quality of home cooked food. Members who like to cook are given the opportunity to sell meals online and time-conscious members are able to buy wholesome homemade meals from local cooks. The essential idea is, in Desmoulin’s words, “praise the gastronomic richness and eclectism produced daily by individuals, in order to provide an alternative choice to the classic take away businesses.” Sounds good to us!
Le Web (Dec 8 & 9, 2010) is Europe’s premier Internet event in which 2,500 entrepreneurs, leaders, investors, and journalists gather for two days to hear top industry influencers discuss the opportunities and landscape of the Internet marketplace. Le Web prides itself on its focus on the hottest trends and most pressing issues. Information exchange, discussion, and an emphasis on dialog are key. Startup Weekend wishes Super Marmite nothing but the best as they prepare to present at this prestigious event!