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FoodStories is born, a startup that offers healthy food at home in recirculate containers

Healthy eating is in fashion, and today cooking has become a trend, but eating a healthy diet every day requires thinking about the menu, going to buy the ingredients and then preparing the dishes. The result is that to save time we tend to buy everything at the nearest supermarket and we always end up eating more or less the same. In this context, foodStories was born, a Spanish startup that offers the user different menus and brings home the ingredient pack, in the right quantities to prepare each recipe and avoid food waste, and in recirculable and totally sustainable glass containers. The company co-founded by Emilio Viguera launches in Madrid after closing its first round worth € 200,000. “We offer an innovative alternative of healthy eating that is committed to a new way of cooking, adapted to the rhythm of today’s society, which allows us not to give up homemade food and fresh products and at the same time be respectful with the environment. The consumer finds in our ecommerce simple and attractive healthy recipe ideas, chooses the number of servings he wants and we save him going to buy the ingredients, always delivering top quality products to his home in reusable packaging ”, explains Emilio Viguera, director general of foodStories. MEAL KITS In this way, foodtech brings to Spain this business model, very widespread in the United States, based on the concept of ‘meal kits’, and evolves it to become the first ecommerce of healthy and sustainable food with a positive impact on the society. The recipes are prepared by nutritionists from fresh seasonal products purchased from local suppliers, close to the farmer. In this way, intermediaries are avoided, which helps food to retain its maximum properties; the carbon footprint associated with food transportation is avoided; and by buying from local producers, local commerce and local consumption are supported, favoring local economies. Likewise, foodStories maintains a ‘zero waste’ strategy: on the one hand, it avoids food waste, by using the exact doses for the preparation of each recipe, which favors responsible consumption; and on the other, it totally renounces all types of single-use plastics, thereby helping to reduce the generation of waste that is harmful to the environment. Currently, it is the only company in the world that serves food at home in recirculable glass containers, which the user returns to be sterilized and reused in future orders. “Our packaging policy is ‘100% plastic free’. Most of our ingredients go in glass containers, and the rest are recycled kraft paper bags, recycled cardboard egg cups, and recycled cardboard boxes. When the user places an order, they must pay an additional cost as a deposit for the containers, which they recover when they are returned to the dealer in subsequent deliveries ”, explains Viguera. ONE YEAR OF LIFE The company, created in August 2019, began operating in the testing phase last March in Madrid, and already has more than 250 customers and has served more than 2,300 servings, which has meant the recirculation of more than 2,000 glass containers. Its objective is to reach 28,000 recirculated containers by the end of the year, which would mean saving about 100 kilos of single-use plastic from the environment. foodStories defines itself as a minimalist company, due to its firm conviction of using only the strictly necessary resources. Therefore, all its processes are based on the ‘Lean manufacturing’ concept, a management model that tries to optimize the production system, using the minimum amount of resources and avoiding the stock of products. Likewise, the technology developed by the company makes it possible to calculate the costs of each product ration, generate automatic shopping lists each night with the products needed for the next day’s rations, issue automatic orders to suppliers and carry out all the management of recirculated containers. “We do not accumulate products in cold rooms, we want to offer food to our customers directly from their place of production. For this reason, every morning we take the shopping list and buy in Mercamadrid the fresh products that will be included in the meal kits that day, we transport them to our warehouse and, after quality control, we prepare and package them for shipment ”, Explains the CEO of foodStories. With regard to home delivery, the company is committed to non-polluting electric vehicles. At the moment foodStories only provides its service in the city of Madrid (inner area of ​​the M-30, with some exceptions), but its forecast is to expand the service to new cities during the next two years, starting with Barcelona and Paris, and more. long-term continue to other large cities in Europe, such as Lisbon or Milan.

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New OnePlus 9RT: Specs, launch date, colors revealed

OnePlus hasn’t said how much RAM the 9 RT will feature, however Geekbench has shown that it will sport 12GB of RAM. However, an 8GB variant will almost certainly be available.

Shenzhen [China]: The OnePlus 9 RT’s launch date and specifications have been revealed by OnePlus ahead of its official announcement.

According to GSM Arena, the OnePlus 9 RT will go on sale in China on October 13, or next week.
Although the new OnePlus smartphone will be unveiled in China first, it is expected to make its way to India as well. In India, the OnePlus 9 RT has yet to be announced.

The Snapdragon 888 SoC will power the OnePlus 9 RT, which will be paired with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. It will have a 120Hz E4 screen and a 4,500mAh battery that will charge at 65W. The primary camera on the 9 RT will be 50 megapixels.

OnePlus hasn’t said how much RAM the 9 RT will feature, however Geekbench has shown that it will sport 12GB of RAM. However, an 8GB variant will almost certainly be available.

The phone maker also revealed that the 9 RT will be available in two colour options: black and grey, and that pre-orders will begin on October 13 in China, with the first sale on October 19.

We’re still four days away from the launch, so expect more information regarding the OnePlus 9 RT in the days leading up to it.

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Meaning of CEO, COO, CFO, CIO, CTO and CMO: Calling each executive by name

The adoption of business terms and technicalities from English-speaking organizations is increasingly widespread, and acronyms that describe executive positions are often favorites when used by those responsible for the areas of the company. The use of acronyms such as CEO, COO, CIO, CTO and CMO has become widespread, both in more traditional organizations such as startups and other technology-based companies.

But what is the meaning of these acronyms?

If we pay careful attention to its definition, we will see that the meaning of CEO and the rest of the management figures of companies are much simpler than you thought.

What is the CEO of a company?

The CEO of a company is the acronym corresponding to the acronym for Chief Executive Officer, which in Spain we usually know as CEO or Executive Director. He is the head of administrative management and direction in the company.

Who is the COO?

It comes from the Chief Operating Officer and can be translated as Director of Operations or Chief of Operations, responsible for the daily operations of the company such as production, logistics, etc.

What does CFO stand for in English?

CFO is the abbreviation for Ch IEF Financial Officer. In our business culture it corresponds to the Chief Financial Officer and his responsibility is the economic and financial planning of the company based on the objectives established by the board of directors, generally made up of those responsible for each area that we are analyzing in this post.

What is the CIO of a company?

It comes from the acronym for Chief Information Officer. Their role is attributed to the person responsible for the company’s information technology systems and usually falls into different professional profiles depending on the organization’s structure. Thus, the position of CIO may be the counterpart of the systems manager, although there is ambiguity in its implementation and it is often confused with the CTO, which we explain below.

What does the acronym CTO stand for?

It is the abbreviation of Chief Technology Officer and it is usual to give it the same treatment as the system manager in an erroneous way by many companies. The main difference is that while the CIO is responsible for the company’s information services at the process level and from the planning point of view, the CTO is the technical person in charge of the development and correct operation of the information systems from the point of view of execution.

What is a CMO in a company?

It corresponds to the acronym of Chief Marketing Officer and its translation in our business language is that of Marketing Director as the head of sales and product development, among other functions.

Its application in practice is different according to the structure of each organization, and there may be various combinations in the hierarchy of these executive positions. In general, the meaning of CEO of the company falls on the highest part of the organization and has as subordinates the executives responsible for each area, who report directly to this CEO to make his decisions. However, in other organizational models, the position of CEO held by its president as the visible image in communication and public relations of the company, delegating the highest decision-making authority to the COO.

The meaning of CEO extends

This definition nomenclature of executive positions in companies does not end here. Many of these terms did not exist a few years ago, and the increasing specialization of departments in large organizations gives rise to new positions, which after the meaning of CEO and the other positions that we have seen evolve into new figures such as the CSO (Chief Science Officer), CCO (Chief Commercial Officer), CLO (Chief Legal Officer) among many other definitions of executive positions.

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Coworking: Need or Opportunity?

Many times when it comes to undertaking we see that there are a great multitude of impediments that stop our initiative.

One of the most obvious, especially in times of crisis, is financing. That is why a work modality called coworking has proliferated in Spain for a few years. But what is coworking?

The foundation of coworking is to bring together professionals from different fields in the same space where they can develop their activity, which means significant cost savings. In other words, it’s like having roommates with whom you share expenses.

Surely, you have heard a friend talk about a coworking space, collaborative work, cost savings, … So far great, but the philosophy that underlies this type of work is even broader. The work tends to be increasingly multidisciplinary and many times, as entrepreneurs , we cannot cover the requests of a potential client.

We are going to put an example. Let’s imagine that we are a freelance professional specialized in Online Marketing and we have several accounts as a Community Manager.

As you are self-employed, but you are not motivated either by being in your pajamas all day locked at home listening to music, or worse, some gossip program that they give in the morning on TV – not to mention going to work in a library where the WIFI is slower than on your first Smartphone – you decide to try a coworking space where you have all the comforts for a small price and from which you can always “run away” if things don’t go well for you.

One fine day comes the opportunity to create a Social Media plan for a company. Within this Plan the creation of a corporate blog, the creation of videos,… to which you obviously answer: “no problem!” Is contemplated, since it is an opportunity that you cannot miss.

Once you dismiss the client, you sit in your chair and a cold sweat starts to run down your forehead thinking “now how do I do all this?”

From its programming, database creation, corporate identity creation … to the creation of promotional videos and a long etcetera.

Suddenly you raise your head like a meerkat in the African savannah and you see Nika, that nice girl who is a web designer and a little further on you see Alfon, that “compi” with whom you go out for beer on Fridays when you finish ” currar ”and it turns out that in addition to working as an illustrator, he has a hobby which is making videos, especially for his friends, and on top of that, it’s really good!

Et voilá! You already have a fully qualified team to carry out your project… and who knows if a future company. This idea is what underlies the coworking philosophy : Being able to create flexible collaborative environments that adapt to the needs of projects or clients.

Obviously, cooperative work has its advantages and disadvantages. Creating a multidisciplinary team for a project can be complicated, since managing the team is not an easy task when the participants do not share a mutual philosophy or common goals. Therefore, it is important to create a team that complements each other both on a human and professional level, and above all that wants to move the project forward.

From my own experience, if you want to develop your own project and do not have funding , it is better to make it very clear to the participants the delivery times and what their role in the team is. Otherwise, you will end up spending more time trying to coordinate people than working directly on your project.
“Luck is what happens when preparation and opportunity meet and merge.” Voltaire

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