Berlin entrepreneur develops software to combat the lack of day-care centers

A portrait by the German daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) tells the story of the founder Anke Odrig (42) who used the innovative software Little Bird to digitise the daycare centre search.

According to the article in the FAZ, the former SAP employee founded Little Bird in 2009 because she can’t find a place for her own child at a nursery.

As described by the FAZ, Anke Odrig initially wanted to develop a platform that would make it easier for parents to find a childcare place independently. Then, however, she met the head of a school and family office, which opened up a whole new perspective on the problem for her: the perspective of the cities and municipalities. For cities, a pure parenting portal is not enough. Cities need software that reflects the whole of everyday life: from place allocation and care contracts to personnel planning.

Thanks to a loan from Berliner Investitionsbank Pro FIT, Anke Odrig was finally able to have the software developed. As the FAZ further describes, 84 cities and municipalities use the system today, 20 more will soon be added.

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