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DWoodsTEC

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Startup Business Opportunity
« on: January 12, 2013, 10:55:55 AM »
Organic Transit is developing the ELF, a solar electric enclosed tricycle.  They have a very successful kickstarter going now.
I have offered warehouse space to them and am looking for people who would be interested in the business end.  We would be looking for the entire range of people from laborers, engineers, marketers, secretarial, financial, web, software, you name it.  This could end up being a career for several people.


Let me know what you think.
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Re: Startup Business Opportunity
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 12:18:36 PM »
Sounds cool - you've got my curiosity going...

Are they moving to Florida, opening a 2nd location, or is this a franchise / license model?

The central florida EV market is pretty good with all the retirement communities - Could be a great alternative to golf carts - provided that ingress / egress from the vehicle is suitable for those with weakened joint / muscles.

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Re: Startup Business Opportunity
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 12:29:11 PM »
I have an email in to the CEO and am waiting for a reply.  From the kickstarter information it appears they are planning on some sort of franchise arrangement.  Distributed production.  This makes sense to me since it allows for easy customization for local conditions and reduced delivery shipping costs.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 12:54:47 PM »
Strong interest here!  If you create other communication methods like mailing list, etc, please keep me updated.  I am experienced in running a "small business" and actively looking for opportunities such as this.

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 09:38:52 AM »
The latest we have from Organic Transit is they want to know our business model and what we need to know from them.
Well - We do not have a business model yet since only 3 people have indicated some interest.  One with warehouse space to contribute (me), one with startup experience and possible links to funding, and one with manufacturing experience and his own company.   This is a good seed.  What we need is a little more depth in workers (not all need to be full time).  In fact this will start as part time for most and build into full time as needed.  Now is the time to let us know if you want to get in.
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Re: Startup Business Opportunity
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2013, 09:55:58 AM »
How much experience is needed? Is it just general labor? Would the schedule be flexible? I would be interested in helping if I can.
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Re: Startup Business Opportunity
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2013, 10:08:23 AM »
Can you put together a bicycle?  Can you make webpages? Can you answer the phone? Do you know anything about marketing, or finance or Search Engine Optimization?  Can you make a good video?  There is a wide range of needs here.  Most likely anyone in FamiLAB is well qualified in any one of them.
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Re: Startup Business Opportunity
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2013, 12:23:44 PM »
I'm interested. I'm a jack of all trades.
"The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly." ~ John F. Kennedy

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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2013, 01:33:03 PM »
I am interested as well. I may not have the best schedule or transportation, but I would love to get involved in any way possible.
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2013, 09:39:26 AM »
I'm interested too! I have some fabrication experience and like to problem solve.

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Re: Startup Business Opportunity
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2013, 08:19:48 AM »
Organic Transit Update
We held a conference call with the four primary players, Myself, a startup businessman, a product development company owner, and a manufacturing company owner.
The result of the meeting was for us to submit our qualifications to Organic Transit with a brief business plan and request a visit to the Durham plant.  The purpose is to determine if OT is likely to remain a viable company and will be able to deliver product as they say.  Those of you who have expressed interest please contact me privately (use email link) with your qualifications and an outline of how you would like to be involved since this forum is not the place for that sort of thing.  The project is moving forward but the "go - no go" decision has not been made yet.
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