May’s featured startup - Oonee
Oonee, a startup that has created a smart, modular structure that provides secure parking for bikes and scooters, has launched its first demo "Oonee Pod" at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
May 01, 2018
Oonee’s mission is to create a network of modular structures that can accommodate bikes, e-bikes, dockless bikes, scooters, etc., while also enhancing public space with amenities such as lighting, wifi, and way-finding signage.
We caught up with founder, Shabazz Stuart, to find out what’s been happening with Oonee and what’s next for the startup:
DBP: Tell us about your recent launch at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
We launched our demo Pod at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in mid-April for an extended beta testing period. During this time, we’ll work with the large Navy Yard cycling community to shakedown our infrastructure ahead of other planned launches later this summer.
DBP: Why did you choose to start your business in Brooklyn, and, can you speak to why Brooklyn is a great place for a startup to do business?
Shabazz: Brooklyn is at the nexus of exposure, innovation and talent. We found that working with local stakeholders to test out our infrastructure was surprisingly easy, while there was great proximity to bloggers, investors, users, policymakers, and other elements of our demographic that were essential to growth. From a business standpoint, we find Brooklyn to be warm, welcoming and well-rounded.
DBP: What’s next for Oonee?
Shabazz: We have several major announcements planned regarding new locations and partnerships over the coming months. Stay tuned!
Learn more about Oonee.
Oonee Pod lights up at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.