Today, we speak with Lior Gavra, Founder of BiteScore, a New York based startup that provides dining scores to online restaurant pages.
What is your take on the current scene in New York today?
New York City has grown to become a central location for entrepreneurs and a major focus for technology. The rise of startups has sparked the start of a thriving economy amongst young and hungry entrepreneurs. It has become a place that interests many companies in their focus on expansion. This has created a big opportunity for many New York native startups, along with an increase in demand. However, with an increase in demand comes an increase in costs. New York City’s entrepreneurs can now join the “city that never sleeps” while working all day and night on their startups.
What do you see happening over the next 3-5 years?
The boom in startups has, and will cause more clutter and escalate competition amongst entrepreneurs. This space full of unique ideas will become saturated, and a race will begin for those who can execute the best and not just the fastest. Skyscrapers will be built bigger and bigger as people climb higher and higher.
The startup ecosystem includes many big players, but big players are always vulnerable to disruption. BiteScore is one project that has been unleashed by Rylio to bring the company into the startup world.
BiteScore adds inspections to online restaurant pages through search and/or an extension available for any browser. The extension adds a button to websites such as Seamless, OpenTable, Zagat, MenuPages, and more, which allows you to see the health inspection grade. BiteScore focuses on providing more information to diners so they can make better decisions. Knowledge is power.
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