Hey friends and supporters of PramBag!
We've had an eventful spring and a lot has happened since you last heard from us.
Foremost, after moving back from Aalto Startup Center's incubator to Otaniemi we got accepted into Startup Sauna's Summer of Startups accelerator program from amongst a hundred applications. SoS is a two-month accelerator program culminating in the Demo day on the 7th of August (you'll receive an update and invite from us later in the summer). We are super excited for this summer and are striving to present our functional prototype at Demo day.
Here are some highlights:
- Our new mechanical engineers, Pravin and Santtu, joined the team as techy product developers to help fast-track our research and prototyping efforts during the summer. They share our passion for user-centric design and make engineering magic look and feel good.
- We conducted a diary study on our user group to better understand how parents with small children get around on a daily basis. We followed that up with in-depth interviews to further understand the problems of parents while travelling and living with their child. The study was incredibly insightful and a huge thanks goes out to all participants!
- Through happenstance and a heap of luck we managed to acquire a decent stockpile of new building materials for our summer prototyping purposes.
What we're working on right now:
- New round of user studies is coming up; we're going to be launching a short survey in the coming weeks to quantify our understanding of potential user base.
- Our engineers are building new prototypes of different mechanical solutions for the structure of PramBag before committing to a particular design.
- We're going to start approaching potential partner companies for our launch soon.
- We're finally getting incorporated in the upcoming weeks.
TL;DR: PramBag's going strong. Stay tuned for monthly newsletters. You can also follow us on Twitter: @PramBag