I’ve been keeping ParkYa under wraps for some time now. Some of you may have heard that we have been working on a new product for a while now. You may have even heard something about a parking app.
In August 2011, I started working on a product that is now called ParkYa. The name of the project changed since back then but our tag line of “Parking Made Easier!” stayed the same. ParkYa is a solution that helps drivers to find and pay for parking (on+off street) via mobile devices.
In July of this year, I was accepted on to Enterprise Ireland’s new frontiers programme out in the LINC in ITB. They call it an Entrepreneur Development Programme but it’s really more like a start-up accelerator.
I received buckets of training, mentoring and support with the added benefit of some seed funding to help get the project off the ground. I’ve spent most of my time building out our team, completing the commercial side of the business plan and market research and launching into the development of the product. I have had the wonderful privilege of working with such a great team of people.
I’m glad to tell you that we have reached a major milestone after 4 months on New Frontiers. We are almost ready to launch a private beta of our app to a select group of 100 drivers. We have opened registration on ParkYa and all of the details can be found over on the site. The beta will initially be limited to Dublin but we plan to continue to develop the product and available information over the next few months.
ParkYa, its Parking Made Easier!