This week, Max and I went to Duisburg, Germany to propose our pilot project to the local government which was quite successful since they are very open to and support it. They showed us key areas where we can launch our project and told us some of the city (public) transportation needs/problems SCOOTit can solve, we were also given key contacts to help us launch at the Duisburg uni and the techno parks. Chino met with Young business at HAN to get us the moneymoney...
while exploring duisburg and spending 4 hours on German public transportation max and I came up with very innovative ideas for charging stations and scooter charging technologies allowing us to be semi-dockless as efficient as possible that we are currently discuss with the science guys...
New reforms are going to be done to how we organize our tasks and priorities...
The intern you needed and still need 🙂
Utwente: Went back to my previous Uni (Utwente in Eschede) to present SCOOTit as an option for mobility around the campus for students. They loved it and think that it could be great addition to their campus, just awaiting confirmation and then we will implement it ASAP
Hiring: We have hired some new people to the team:
NovioTech: As we have been in Nijmegen quite a few times over the past week we went to visit Noviotech campus to present our Service. They love the idea and are interested in using the scooters once they are allowed onto cycle paths. We are working on getting approval with the governments for select routes.
Mercatorlaunch: We are looking for investors and came across MercatorLaunch and Brechtje. She has proven to be very helpful and is well connected in Nijmegen.
Article: SCOOTit getting some clout (expats 😡) - https://www.sprout.nl/artikel/startups/elektrische-deelsteps-nederland-onbegonnen-zaak-welnee-denken-deze-expats
So we have been grindin hard after that Amsterdam trip. We met up with many people, contacted even more, and got rejected by even EVEN more people. Last week, we met up with Kevin Rijke, director of IPKW. IPKW is a sustainable business park in Arnhem btw. So blah blah we made our first deal! That is pretty EPIC 😎. Anyhow, I will continue working on improving our SCOOTit and making it into SUCCess. See you on the other side
P.S. we need an intern to do this stuff