Cute LA had a chance to interview female entrepreneur Emily Webb. Who founded MyLücke App. An on demand parking marketplace that makes it easier for drivers to find parking spots. Whether looking for hourly, daily, weekly or monthly parking. A heaven sent for anyone that lives the city lifestyle. Trust me in Los Angeles it's a necessity. I will unfriend you if your parking situation is a hot mess. Ain't nobody got time for that.
The MyLücke app allows people to make extra income from under utilized parking spots. This is ideal for anyone that lives in a bustling area. Think about the festivals, farmer's markets, events etc. that you've attended. I'm not the only one who circles the neighborhood trying to find a damn parking spot. Wishing I could park in someone's driveway and throw them cash. MyLücke makes that dream a reality, but more classy. Believe me, in Los Angeles, this is a dream.
Excited, to have a woman in tech, share her insight on starting her own app. Read on to learn more about Emily Webb and MyLücke App:
// What's the inspiration behind MyLücke? //
The inspiration to start a private parking marketplace fostered from my experience as a new Angeleno, as I encountered the worst parking problems I’ve ever experienced. There is proof that we have an abundance of parking spaces in Los Angeles, just walk through residential areas & business districts, and look around. Vacant parking is everywhere, which is when I realized the solution to parking problems is a matter of innovating the parking industry into a share economy.
// What separates MyLücke from similar companies? //
We pay out 100% of the rate Renters set for their spaces, whereas other share economy revenue models are typically a 80/20 split. We also offer Parkers the flexibility of extending their reservation from the app, which is convenient and tech savvy! Our backend infrastructure is incredibly solid and we are ready to scale at any moment.
// What were the first steps in creating MyLücke? //
Market research, due diligence on developers & development firms, trademark and patentability search, and legal aspects of setting up the company.
// What are the most difficult & most rewarding aspects of entrepreneurship? //
The most difficult aspect of being an entrepreneur is the constant drive to over achieve when that doesn’t necessarily equate to immediate results. Time, patience and strategic positioning are vital aspects to understanding the foundation for building a business. The most rewarding aspect is being able to do what I love, provide a solution to a universal problem by building the best company I can build, and challenge myself every day through perseverance, high expectations and inner strength.
// What advice do you have for someone creating their own tech start up? //
Take the time to conduct due diligence on developers and engineers, because they are the core of a tech company. A vision will come to life with suitable programmers, so tread lightly when choosing a development team and make sure the right people are on the bus! Additionally, protect your Intellectual Property!