Making unused private parking accessible to the public via mobile
Founding Year: 2013
Location: The Netherlands
Both founders paid approximately €150 per month for a private residential parking spot in Rotterdam, and €300 per month for a private office parking spot in Amsterdam, yet at any point in time one spot was unused.
When driving to a busy town like Amsterdam, public parking is so limited that it takes the driver on average 15 minutes to find a space, creating congestion, and increasing CO2 emissions. This imbalance led them to the idea of ParkBee – Connecting unused private parking with the public, app-based parking for off-street.
Team Members: Tom Buchmann (Computer Science, M.S.c.) and Jian Jiang (Computational Finance, Ph.D.)