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GoCharge - PowerBank Rental Service in Ukraine

Network of portable PowerBank rental stations in Ukraine.

Ukraine, Kharkov region
Market: Internet and IT, Production, Services, Franchising, Mobile applications
Stage of the project: Idea or something is already done

Date of last change: 16.06.2020
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$  250.000
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$ 1.000.000
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Idea

GoCharge is a new sharing economy, ready to undermine the mobile technology business in Ukraine. The GoCharge solution, which is caused by the problem of battery exhaustion with frequent use of mobile devices, provides unprecedented convenience and many advantages in use.

You can access our extensive sharing network through the GoCharge app, available on both Apple and Android.

Current Status

- Agreements were signed with the first points for the placement of rental stations (Restaurants, Cafes, Point of sales, shopping centers, etc.).
- Final negotiations were held with manufacturers of Stations and PowerBank in China.
- The cost of development is calculated and compiled MVP software Mobile and Web.
- Developed a business plan and marketing strategy for entering the market with coverage of 20 cities and the development of a network in Ukraine.
- Calculated the costs for the first 2 years, taking into account the scaling of the network.

Market

- PowerBank Sharing - a fast-growing business worldwide
- PowerBank rental stations have long been represented in dozens of cities in Asia, USA, Europe
- Over 174 million invested in PowerBank rental market in China alone
- The population of Ukraine is 43.9 million people (according to data for 2019.)
- The number of mobile devices in Ukraine is 62.6 million.
- Use of devices: Mobile phones 92%. Smartphones 55%. Tablets 17%. Smart watches and earphones 3%
- In 2019, 5.4 million smartphones were bought in Ukraine, and this figure is growing every year.

>> Customer Segment
Everyone who has encountered cases when a phone, tablet or any device with a Lightning / MicroUSB / Type-C connector discharges at the most inopportune moment and when there is no charger nearby.

Problem or Opportunity

- The use of mobile devices and gadgets is growing.
- Battery technology does not keep pace with the development of mobile technology and software, because of this there was a serious problem with preserving the charge and time of use of the device.
- New telecommunication communication standards require more power, and therefore faster charge.
- The constant search for sockets and cords is becoming part of the user experience.

Solution (product or service)

- GoCharge - a network of portable PowerBank rental stations.
- Our users in 2 clicks rent PowerBank anywhere in the city.
- And also easily and quickly rent it in the nearest cafe, bar, beauty salon or shopping center.
- It’s convenient and simple, there’s no need to look for an outlet

Competitors

The PowerBank rental market in Ukraine has no competitors.

Advantages or differentiators

- The GoCharge team has extensive experience working with large projects and launching advertising campaigns of various brands.
- We have exclusive arrangements for the production of equipment in China.
- There are direct contacts of Shopping centers, Restaurants in Ukraine.
- For a long time, we selected a manufacturer of charging stations and PowerBanks to ensure high quality and durability of equipment.
- Small dimensions and weight of PowerBank.

Finance

- Leasing PowerBank for payment for every 30 minutes or a day of use.
- Placement of advertisers on PowerBank.
- Placement of advertisers in our mobile application.
- Placement of advertisers on station displays.
- Franchise sales and equipment sales.

Money will be spent on

1. Investments are necessary to launch and scale the project.
2. Software development: Mobile App and Server.
3. Equipment manufacturing.
4. Marketing

Offer for investor

All detailed aspects will be discussed in person.

Risks

Tighter quarantine measures or the second wave of COVID-19
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