Green Bikes of Lowell
Class: 2013 Winter Accelerator
A bicycle share program in Lowell, green and fun transportation. Along with a supporting web application to make bike sharing fun, unique, and affordable. The goal is to have bicycles around Lowell in Spring of 2013!!
01/22 – 01/29
January 22 Great article in the paper :)
Because of the Lowell Sun article, the Dracut Rotary club reached out to me, and asked me to speak at one of their lunches!!
The CrowdFunding event was very interesting at Mass Innovation.
I am now confident I can do a successful CrowdFunding campaign. At the event, I asked the Founding Team from USpin how they met, and the Founder had put an ad on Craigslist!!! HAHAHA I loved that, it made me confident that my founding team is also out there ready and excited to come work at Green Bikes of Lowell!
Met with Joe, my Mentor and figured out how many employees I need, and the hours they will work, which is a huge step forward to figuring out my cashflow.
Met with Kamal and started discussing key Partnerships!
Started making “customized” decks for each vendor that I will visit to show them how their logo will appear on the bike.
Developing a budget/cash flow plan. I do think it will be easier to construct now that I have some more concrete pricing and advertising models to depict as milestones within the budget from my Mentors feedback.
01/28 – Reached out to MassBike, and will get Bicycle Safety brochures in multiple languages, including Khmer and Arabic!
Also, was on my very first panel tonight talking about GreenBikes! At UML as part of their DIfferenceMaker Program, it was one of their Kick-Off events. It was the first time in Alumni Hall as an Alumni, really nice feeling. And then Professor Steve Tello asked me to speak again on Tuesday the folowing day on their other panel which was an ever bigger audience. And they asked me to do my pitch! So that was fun! Pitching to UML students about Green Bikes, and I had finished the website the day before, and they had it up on the projector screen behind me during my pitch, really great stuff!!