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Viktoriia Zinchuk, - Homewards



Viktoriia Zinchuk, - Homewards #1


Describe the idea:

Our goal is to create sustainable, environment-friendly and innovative infrastructure that simplifies the process of talent mobility. Homewards is a circular subscription web service, based on the principles of sharing economy. Homewards offers access to various products through a rental system. The users can rent different products for the entire period of their stay in a country/city or for special occasions. The target audience of the service are exchange students, guest researchers, international experts etc.


Who are you? Previous education/jobs/ experiences etc.

With inspiration from time spent in Asia, this project was born during my studies in Industrial Design at Lund University. This project has grown with the tools of the education to become a representation of me and my view on design, with emphasis on sustainability and democratic design.


What will you do during these three months? How will you spend the time?

During the next three month our team will brainstorm, gather data and analyse it. We need to finalize the idea and create the first prototype of our minimum viable product. Afterwards, we will start to communicate with our target audience.  Also, we will try to gather the feedback of other members of VentureLub community in order to evolutionize our idea, make it concrete, simple and attractive.


What do you expect to achieve during Leapfrogs? 

Our team has 3 major goals to achieve during the coming months:

  1. To complete a user research: learn the experiences, expectations and preferences of our customers. Identify KPIs of the project;
  2. To obtain fundamental knowledge of different business models, fundraising, budgeting and planning.
  3. To learn the art of sales pitching, to access a valuable business network in Sweden and Europe, establish the first contracts with product providers; start the development of the software.


Leapfrogs Working Group
LU Innovation, Sölvegatan 16
Box 117, 221 00 Lund

info [at] leapfrogs [dot] se