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SunVessel

Our solution is focused on micro mobility using Miami's biggest asset: real estate, to solve one of our largest problems: dependency on cars

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SunVessel is an alternative to driving your car, ride hailing, or any other shared mobility service. We provide an efficient way of getting from point A to point B and then back to point A using electric mobility devices that can go indoors and accompany you during your trip. 

Residents and guests of certain residential buildings, hotels, and offices will be able to find our devices conveniently located in their common spaces and can activate these using our mobile application. 


Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

Geographic: We focus on users/locations in Miami's core urban areas for our first phase. Demographic: 18 years plus technologically inclined individuals who want to try out new ways of moving. These individuals live, work, or stay in our target residential buildings, offices, and hotels and need a way to move short distances around town. Psychographic: We are looking for early adopters who embrace new technology and want to stand out from the crowd while looking for a new way to move around town without the need of a car.

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Prototype - you have built a prototype and tested it with potential users

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

SunVessel is made of a purely local team of entrepreneurs, engineers and designers from MIT, Babson, UCLA, and FIU with over a decade of IoT, design, engineering, transportation, and entrepreneurial experience.

Size of your team or organization

  • 2-10

Funding Request

  • $100,000

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

SunVessel has secured our first pilot program location in Miami's urban core, which will begin by the end of 2018. We will use the funding to scale our solution based on our learnings from our pilot program. Funds will assist us in continuing our product development and financing our growth operations as we scale to other locations in the Miami area.

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

We measure success by the penetration rates previously defined for each of the locations where our solution is located. Our main objective is to reduce our dependency on cars, therefore we also measure trips taken by our users that would otherwise be taken using alternatives such as cars.

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Photo of Timo Lukkarinen
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It’s a great challenge with a worthy purpose Sebas and you’re the right person to execute on it!!

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Team

Thanks for the kind words Timo Lukkarinen 

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