|The best advice I’ve received surrounding startups adds up to: Spend time on the right things. Get customers early. Have a short feedback loop to your customers. And not the least: Make sure you start with an experienced founder.|
The last part resonated the most. Are there experienced founders in The Netherlands looking for new ventures to start and grow?
Let me know! I’m very interested and would love to explore together.
As ideas are a dime a dozen, I’ll share one of mine. Put as many holes in here as you’d like :) But if there’s any part of the idea which tickles your enthusiasm also do not hesitate to tell us!:
A car sharing service. There always is a vehicle within 5 to 10 minutes from your location. Subscriptions for 300 euros per month will allow (fair) unlimited use of relatively premium vehicles. (Tesla 3 which will also allow important future autonomous abilities)
- Initial market: The top n cities + their suburbs. The Netherlands. Late Generation Y early Z with a median+ income.
- Car ownership in NL is expensive and costs about 250-700 euros/month all in for a cheap to mid range vehicle.
- Cars are generally used for less than one hour per day.
- Generation Y and Z are less into ownership and status, more into “unlimited” and ease of use subscription services.
- The trend of (large) companies going towards 2-3 on premise working days and 2-3 WFH days per week will reduce rush-hour load. Companies going for a “only be at the office when necessary/for social cohesion reasons” solution will further reduce load.
- Autonomous driving is key in the near future. Initially we would need to figure out how to overcome this. Ideally the vehicle drives itself to our customers doorstep when requested.
As with any idea, there are lots of pro’s/cons to this. More in depth document → https://docs.google.com/document/d/1InNvzdEph2Q62524kTdhGjAgLlc3C9W1d0MRjGmEJfw