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Puya Nedadahandeh - Hektor Bikes



Blog post #1


Describe the idea!

Since there is a lack of demand for bikes when students complete their studies, they often end up abandoning their bike somewhere. A few weeks later new students move to Lund and struggle to find a bike or pay too much for one.

At Hektor Bikes we buy used bikes that would otherwise be abandoned, fix them, and pass them on to new students.


Who are you?

To stay within the word limit:

Writer for Swedroid →  IB at Malmö Borgarskola → Started Sweden’s first international MUN conference → Worked for UN Association of Sweden → Bachelor’s of Business Administration from University of San Diego → Various IT jobs → Worked for ASML in the semiconductor industry → Business Law at Lund University → Hektor bike project → Fellow at Lund Startups → Working for Kind/Engaging Care with healthtech.


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

Finding a storage is important as that will be a constraint on the number of bikes I can keep. I will need to buy bikes before they are locked and abandoned somewhere. There will also be plenty of bikes that will need to be repaired. Once new students arrive in Lund, it is important to reach them so they can get a bike from us.


What do you expect to achieve during Leapfrogs? 

The idea for this project came after hearing the frustration from fellow classmates, and in particular international exchange students, who either paid for a bike that stopped working after a few days, or found themselves having to pay several thousands of kronor for a brand new bike. With Hektor Bikes, I want more people to get access to good and affordable bikes. I also look forward to learn and get feedback from the other Leapfroggers.

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

info [at] leapfrogs [dot] se