Alessandro Karlsfred - BaasCycle
Alessandro Karlsfred - BaasCycle #1
Describe the idea:
Many people and students in particular often have worn bikes that frequently require repair. This can be costly but perhaps even more annoying. BaasCycle solve this by providing a flexible bike lease service, for 120SEK a month an always working bike is provided. In case of a flat tyre or breakdown our guy will come and fix it! It is like a mobile contract but with the difference that you can cancel it anytime.
Who are you? Previous education/jobs/ experiences etc.
I’m an engineer with a passion to improve our society. By aggregating and sharing, life can be made easier, cheaper and more environmental friendly. I recently graduated from my second M.Sc, this time in business with a focused towards entrepreneurship and innovation. Professionally I used to manage large scale industrial projects, this experience I have found handy sever times as a venture creator.
What will you do during these three months? How will you spend the time?
The core of BaasCycle is to give people (primarily students) the opportunity to get a problem-free bike experience. Doing so, several hundred bikes is needed only for Lund, from a national basis approximation 20.000 bikes can be distributed. Therefore, the focus is to find a way to get the first few hundred bikes, in order to cover the demand in Lund. If there are any bike manufacturers or investors reading this, please contact us!
What do you expect to achieve during Leapfrogs?
The expectation is that BaasCycle will be exposed and that an initial brand awareness is created. This is an important to acquire capital or collaborations with potential suppliers. In the best of worlds, a first test run can be organized already for the autumn 2018, if we get bikes in place there is a good chance it will happen! A network among the other Lepfrogs I believe will be beneficial and help us reach there.