Our story began when three friends decided to take a shot at their first-ever Boston University hackathon. We knew we wanted to build a meaningful project over the next 36 hours. But little did we know that building something “meaningful” from scratch in 1.5 days is crazy hard. Why? Because 12 hours into the hackathon we were still brainstorming problems, ideas, where to sit, what food to get, and so on. It’s quite interesting. It’s with all that scrambling, uncertainty, and chaos, we got that Aha! moment in parking and how it affects mobility in cities like Boston.
Parking as a problem did not surprise us, we all knew it sucked through our years of living in cities, driving, and living on a student budget. We just couldn’t grapple our heads around $400/month parking garages or building new parking lots as the only realistic alternatives. Our idea was simple: What if we make renting out parking so easy that anyone or any business could monetize them. So that maybe, just maybe, they can enjoy a bit more financial freedom. The result was Parkaze (we called it ParknGo then), a hassle-free platform where anyone can host and rent parking spaces. That was the start of something that we eventually came to believe more than ever – If two or three agree on a common purpose. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.
To live freely and to create new economic opportunities for the community by driving the growth of sustainable smarter cities.
Community is where it all starts. We value the safety of our customers and users and work hard to uphold the trust that they have put in us.
Hassle-free technology experiences should be affordable and accessible to everyone. That’s why we provide the best prices in the industry for our customers.
Through technological innovation & deployment via communities around untapped resources, we can make our cities more advanced.
We are building a customer centric design philosophy based on how our customers understand and use things.