Wheelys café costs a fraction to start compared to traditional cafés, and can be moved to the best spots in the world. Did we mention it is very environmentally friendly!
Wheelys Inc, a Swedish Y Combinator startup running bike cafe franchise covering some 60 countries, said has acquired technology for running unmanned stores, expanding the brand’s retail revolution to a new field.
We aren’t used to ordering our iced cappuccinos from a bicycle. But if this is the future of coffee, we’ve never bean more excited.
Wheelys Café just raised a large chunk of equity funding on Swedish crowdfunding platform FundedByMe to expand to more countries and pour gas on its already explosive growth around the world.
With the help of some friends, De La Croix built a solar powered coffee shop on a bicycle and completely reinvented the coffee shop business. She calls her company Wheelys Cafe.
Local entrepreneurs are bringing a mobile café to the streets of Chattanooga soon. Andrew Clark and Laura Cagle are finalizing plans for the launch later this month of Wheelys Chattanooga, which will be set up in high-traffic pedestrian locales in and around the core downtown area.
The Wheelys Café campaign launched on FundedByMe on Monday, June 27th, has confirmed more than €350,000 from 78 investors in the first 18 hours. This is according to information provided by FundedByme. Wheelys Inc is a Swedish Y Combinator startup operating “hi-tech organic bike cafés in 50 countries.
Two years ago, the 27 year old applied for a barista job at a Starbucks in Stockholm. She didn’t get the job, she says, because her hair was “too blue.” The rejection inspired her to set out to sell her own coffee, so she founded Wheelys, a solar-powered bike café franchise. She’s managed to participate in the Y Combinator accelerator and start a global company in a matter of two years.
The latest iteration of the Wheelys micro-café, a bicycle-based pop-up coffee shop that can be pedaled to where the business is, instead of attracting customers to it, is getting closer to being a truly 'ecological café bike,' thanks to some artful revisions to the design and functionality of this mobile business.
Orlando Tech’s Executive Director is bringing another out-of-the-box opportunity to Downtown Orlando, this one coming in the form of a coffee shop on wheels. Wheely’s Orlando is part of the Wheely’s Coffee chain that successfully launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund a line of the coffee carts.
Y Combinator is backing Wheelys, a European startup that has built an entire, compact cafe contained upon a bicycle. For $2,999, you can get a coffee stand with three built-in burners, running water, a loudspeaker and a high-powered electrical engine. They’re running an Indiegogo campaign for a new version of it today.
"It is the brainchild of the Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery, a design firm-cum-skunkworks based in Malmö, Sweden, which has worked for brands including Ikea, H&M and Iittala. "
Prior to starting Wheelys, Maria was the Art Director at The Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery, as well as Studio Total. She graduated from the Bergen National Academy of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Per has extensive experience in new ways of creative marketing and has worked in marketing for over 20 years. He spent his early years in fields like graphic design, illustration, motions graphics and film editing. From 2005 and on the work has been mainly creative direction working at Studio Total. He has been ranked as one of the most creative persons in Sweden and was the co-founder of Studio Total, The Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery, and The Tale Studio. He has featured in several books and numerous academic papers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per_Cromwell
Wheelys was founded by Tomas Mazetti, former head of the Advertising agency Studio Total and is today run by a group of people from very different backgrounds with experiences from most of Scandinavias super brands, such as IKEA, H&M and several others.