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  Mentor Sacramento » StartupSac

Benjamin Smith Entrepreneur

Location
Davis, California, United States of America
Venture Industry
Travel/Tourism/Hospitality/Leisure
Languages spoken
  • English
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What I need help with

My background as an entrepreneur

My current challenges

Airlot is in the idea stage. My expertise is in technical development. I need capable partners to handle marketing, operations, legal, and finance needs.

Actions I’ve taken so far

I own airlot.app domain. I've started technology preview with SMS/MMS integrators and online payment solutions, including Apple Pay, Google Pay, credit card processing, and Pay Pal. I have a qualified hosting environment. I've surveyed the competitive space, to find other companies that offer solutions at costs significantly higher than I'm anticipating.

My future goals

1) Develop the idea into a functional prototype* 2) Find appropriate partners 3) Develop finance, marketing and finance resources

*The "prototype" is a pre-release version of the final product.

My motivations to work with a mentor

I need my assumptions to be challenged, and I need help finding the right partners.


About my venture

Airlot.app

Paid parking is expensive and painful for everyone - users and lot owners. Coin machines are expensive, as are pay terminals. Pay terminals often create lines, are cumbersome to find and use, and nobody likes them.

Airlot seeks to make paid parking a pleasant experience by eliminating coin machines and pay terminals, doing it all via mobile phone. By integrating SMS and MMS capabilities with proven web-based technologies, users can pay in moments right from their car, be notified when their parking is going to expire, and opt to renew without having to run back to the lot. Lot managers and security can readily interact with users in the event of a problem. Real time database allows lot managers to enforce their parking rules with automated, real-time reports, and optional Automated License Plate Recognition technology allows lot managers to know when enforcement issues occur without having to look up a single car, at very low cost.

Countries of operation: United States of America