Holy Bike (Bikebox) 2020-2021
The¬†goal is to¬†construct the¬†Bike lockers that will be suitable for¬†courtyards, shopping centers, office building, universities, hotels all around Europe. In¬†the¬†presentation for¬†investors below, you may find features of¬†the¬†bike lockers, especially mine.
Holy Bike b2b for¬†investors Author: Daniil Kovekh.
We started this project as¬†a¬†university project with 4 other members. We made a¬†business model of¬†box sharing. We planned to¬†produce and¬†place the¬†bicycles by¬†ourselves like it does another Austrian startup, which, how it appeared in¬†the¬†future, have not¬†produced even 10 boxed in¬†10 years. This model was too slow.
I was standing for¬†the¬†franchise plus retail model. We start with the¬†retail model. In¬†this timeframe, we will improve the¬†boxes and¬†develop an¬†app, which appears to¬†be a¬†huge deal. I consulted with the¬†technical engineer of¬†Sberbank to¬†understand how to¬†do the¬†IoT handle to¬†open the¬†box with a¬†smartphone and¬†understood, that the¬†price for¬†this work will be 5k‚ā¨-8k‚ā¨ and¬†it must be made only with senior IoT developers due to¬†the¬†high responsibility and¬†need to¬†create server, database and¬†the¬†IoT dev.
The¬†franchise must be started when the¬†product will be ideal against the¬†most threats, and¬†the¬†application will work stable.
I chose 3 main customers: business centers, small businesses, and¬†hotels. All of¬†them must be situated not¬†far from the¬†production point to¬†make the¬†delivery costs not¬†higher than 10% of¬†the¬†cost.
For¬†now, I am looking for¬†team members, you may find the¬†job posts soon. Ideally, it will be an¬†unpaid internship due to¬†the¬†fact, that a¬†lot of¬†students are ready to¬†work for¬†free just to¬†get one more line in¬†a¬†CV.
If you are interested in¬†this project, send an¬†email to¬†Daniil@koveh.com, or¬†leave a¬†comment below.
Due to¬†the¬†domain loss, Coldcaller is not¬†available for¬†registering and¬†using the¬†profile. This happened because I set PHP and¬†SQL for¬†coldcaller.ru. Most of¬†the¬†project files are still available, so I can set everything as¬†it was before.
An¬†online bookcrossing p2p and¬†b2c platform. The¬†target audience: Russian population, 14-30, 45-65 years old, living in¬†big cities.
What people do on¬†Bookchange
On¬†Bookchange, people find books, bookstores, bookcrossing points, libraries, and¬†readers‚Äô clubs. Bookchange is also a¬†place where people buy, sell, give away, and¬†rent books. Bookstores sell books in¬†case if the¬†book is not¬†available on¬†the¬†p2p platform.
Bookchange aims to¬†create a¬†community of¬†readers, make reading less expensive, and¬†protect our nature.
How to¬†monetize the¬†project
Money comes from advertisements in¬†bookshops (online/offline), libraries, and¬†cafes.
Furthermore, we can advertise publishers, books, audiobooks, and¬†podcasts.
Bookchange can be responsible for¬†rent and¬†trading activities, where we guarantee to¬†receive full payment.
What happened with the¬†project
Unfortunately, I have suspended the¬†project since 2019. I did not¬†have enough knowledge to¬†start with design and¬†end with the¬†backend alone. I am still willing to¬†continue this project but¬†in¬†Vienna. The¬†bookcrossing infrastructure here is more developed than in¬†Moscow.
bookchange.org (link to¬†the¬†mirror of¬†a¬†site)
Guitar AI 2018
project of¬†self-playing physical guitar that I made as¬†a¬†school project. I used C, Arduino, Bluetooth technology, and¬†web programming to¬†make it work.
Due to¬†financial restrictions, the¬†project‚Äôs total cost was less than 35‚ā¨, so the¬†main part was the¬†code.