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Quipmo’s top 50 beta sites!

Quipmo ‘s adventure has only just begun but like all start ups, gaining momentum from a standing start takes lots of focus, plenty of hard work and a fair bit of luck! We’re keen to share our story from time to time – talking about how we’ve gone about things, what has worked and what hasn’t. Hopefully this is of help to other startups who are kicking off their amazing ventures!

Our top 50!

Promoting Quipmo to build both interest and user traffic has been our key focus since launch. One of our key strategies has been to identify sites that we can list Quipmo and after a massive amount of research we’ve now submitted Quipmo to over 50 beta sites! Our top 50 are listed below:

101bestwebsites 101bestwebsites.com
500 Startups @500startups
AlleyWatch alleywatch.com/…
App Rater https://apprater.net
App Storm http://web.appstorm.net/about/submit-an-app-for-review/
Apps 400 http://apps400.com
Apps400 apps400.com
Appvita appvita.com
Beta Bound https://www.betabound.com/announce/
Beta Invites https://twitter.com/inviteshare
Beta Invites BetaCandy.com
Beta List https://betalist.com/submit
Beta Page https://betapage.co/
Breakpoint.io breakpoint.io
Crazy About Startups http://www.crazyaboutstartups.com
Crunchbase crunchbase.com
F6s f6s.com
Get Worms https://getworm.com/
Grow Beta http://growbeta.com/
Idea Square https://ideasquare.io
Inspired Beta https://inspiredbeta.com/
Killer Startups http://killerstartups.com/submit-startup/
Launch Sky http://launchsky.com/
Launched https://launched.io
Launching Next http://launchingnext.com/
Launching Next http://www.launchingnext.com
Museum of Modern Betas http://momb.socio-kybernetics.net/about
New Startups http://www.new-startups.com/
New Startups new-startups.com
Paggu.com paggu.com
Ratemystartup ratemystartup.com
Ratestartup http://ratestartup.com/
Start up Beat http://startupbeat.com/
Start up Buffer https://startupbuffer.com/
Start up Inspire https://www.startupinspire.com/
Start-ups Co start-ups.co
Startup Australia http://www.startup-australia.org/startups
Startup list @startuplist
Startup Notice startupnotice.com
Startup Pitch http://thestartuppitch.com
Startup Ranking http://www.startupranking.com
Startup Wizz startupwizz.com
Startupbooster startupbooster.com
Tech Overlap http://www.techoverlap.com/
Techboard https://techboard.com.au
The Startup Project http://www.startupproject.org
Top ecommerce startup topecommercestartups.com
Valid Bee https://validbee.com/
Webdev2.0 http://webdevtwopointzero.com/
Younoodle younoodle.com

 

Quipmo continues to move forward in leaps and bounds and after just three months from beta launch Quipmo already possesses listings in six countries, has over 45,000 social followers growing at over 1,000 per week and is forming key strategic partnerships across the globe that will underpin rapid expansion! The feedback that the organisation has received so far has been amazing and Quipmo’s future looks brighter with each day!

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

In adventure,

Chris, Max and the Quipmo team!

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

Sign up to the Quipmo mailing list now and stay up to date with all things adventure! 

Quipmo’s Awesome Team is Growing!!

Quipmo are absolutely stoked to announce that Simon O’Sullivan has joined the Quipmo team as Operations Specialist – WA. Simon brings phenomenal experience to Quipmo and truly is a global surf industry expert! He is also currently General Manager of Shark Mitigation Systems – a world leading marine technology company, was formerly Chief Operating Officer for the global surfboard brand Rusty’s Australian operations, and previous to that was WA State Manager for the world leading Wetsuit brand Rip Curl.

Equipment for the moment!

 

“Simon is charged with radically driving the supply side of Quipmo’s platform for key surfing product categories in Western Australia. This will be a lynchpin to Quipmo’s growth in the state and is something that we have pretty bold plans to build upon. Having someone of Simon’s professional calibre share our belief in Quipmo and in our vision of the organisation’s potential is incredibly exciting.” Quipmo Co-founder Chris Evans said.

 

Simon above with Shark Mitigation Systems (SAMS) shark deterrent technology in a Rusty surfboard and a Radiator wetsuit!

Find your ride and adventure today!

 

Simon O’Sullivan offered this on joining the Quipmo team – “When I learnt of the Quipmo concept, I immediately thought of the endless possibilities open to people with a thirst for adventure, that need access to equipment when they need it, to enjoy their passion whenever and wherever they are! To join a team delivering that sort of satisfaction for like-minded individuals was a no-brainer.”

“At Quipmo we’re equally focussed on creating a fantastic culture where people can have fun but are empowered and encouraged to achieve awesome things. Simon has an incredible track record, is a fantastic guy and is a real pleasure to work with – we can’t wait to see what we can achieve together but we have no doubt that it is going to be amazing!” Evans said.

Quipmo continues to move forward in leaps and bounds and after just three months from beta launch Quipmo already possesses listings in six countries, has over 35,000 social followers growing at over 1,000 per week and is forming key strategic partnerships across the globe that will underpin rapid expansion! The feedback that the organisation has received so far has been amazing and Quipmo’s future looks brighter with each day!

 

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

 

In adventure,

Chris, Max and the Quipmo team!

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

Sign up to the Quipmo mailing list now and stay up to date with all things adventure! 

Cape Town – the outdoor adventurers’ ultimate playground

Mountain biking, surfing, road cycling, kiting, triathlon, paragliding – the list goes on and Cape Town, South Africa has it all!

I was fortunate enough to spend a few days here on the way to a wedding and immediately fell in love with its vibrant atmosphere and stunning visual setting.

We spent a day hiking Table Mountain and another day at the beach (hoping to go kitesurfing!). Unfortunately, the wind gods weren’t on our side that day but we still enjoyed a fantastic day out in the sun.

Travelling light for the wedding meant I was without any of my usual gear (kites, bikes and boards) so finding gear did prove to be a bit of a challenge.

If you’re planning to head there any time soon – best bet for kite/surf gear is in Bloubergstrand which is about 15km North East of the city. Listed below are some of the stores we visited:

Best Kiteboarding Africa – http://www.m.bestkiteboardingafrica.com/

Surfstore Africa – http://surfstore.co.za/

Cabrinha Kiteboarding South Africa – http://cabrinha.co.za/

Cape Kites South Africa – http://www.capekites.co.za/

Watch this space however as we are in talks with several shops and gear owners to get their gear up soon!

 

Quipmo’s Adventure Has Begun!

It’s been an absolute whirlwind but we’ve been blown away by how incredibly positive the feedback has been so far! www.quipmo.com

What an absolutely amazing start we’ve had to the Quipmo adventure! We’ve received so much incredibly positive feedback, received so much interest and have already incorporated numerous pieces of awesome feedback that we’ve received from our users to make the Quipmo experience even better!! 

It’s just the beginning but we’re making adventure easy!

 

A Startup – one foot after the other …

There’s nothing quite like setting up a start up – every day is new and your task list just keeps growing – but that’s what makes it fun – the constant problem solving and the constant looking at what might be – the constant aim of creating something awesome! The thing that is perhaps most fun however is being able to try new things and make changes to improve Quipmo. We just want to create a community where our gear owners and our gear renters have an amazing experience. From our perspective all of our work to date has just earnt us our place at Everest’s base camp – the mountain is in front of us – it’s time for us to simply put one foot after the other and remember exactly what we’re trying to achieve – for Quipmo to be the place where people can rent gear, or rent out their gear safely, efficiently and with a process that is, well … easy. 

Celebrating the little things

After spending nearly twelve months working behind the scenes on Quipmo, it’s been nothing shy of phenomenally exciting to have launched site in beta! Like any startup Chris, Max and the Quipmo team are putting in a huge amount of effort behind the scenes and like with any great journey it’s important to celebrate the wins along the way! There’s already been a number of things to celebrate but there really was nothing like the first listing post our beta launch – a full kite surfing kit listed in Auckland, New Zealand!! Almost as exciting was the very first kayak listing in our paddle category!! 

It really is just the beginning but we are definitely taking steps forward – one at a time.

Another great reason to celebrate

On another note completely and something that has absolutely nothing to do with building Quipmo but that has had Chris smiling from ear to ear is the purchase of a new toy – a JS Hyfi Black Box2! Rated the 2016 SBIA Board of the Year – it’s definitely got an incredible rap! We keep you posted on exactly how Chris goes with it but all of the details on these awesome boards can be found on JS’s site.

For interest Chris weighs 80kgs and at 37 is well past his prime paddling days. He’s gone with a 5′ 11″, 20″, 2 7/16″ – 30.5 Ltr model and all of the other dimension options are noted the graphic.

To see the Hyfi in action – there’s no better example than the footage in the JS vid below:

Quipmo is gathering momentum and together we are going to create an awesome community where adventure is made easy. Our first step is to build up the number of listings on the site so that adventure really is at people’s fingertips.

 

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

In adventure,

Chris, Max and the Quipmo team!

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

Sign up to the Quipmo mailing list now and stay up to date with all things adventure! 

Quipmo is live!

The wait is over – Quipmo is live in beta now!

Quipmo is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer rental marketplace for like minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure! www.quipmo.com

 

We all need adventure! Maybe you’re travelling in a remote part of the world and keen to rent off a local, maybe you’re away on business and just want to take a SUP out for a paddle after work rather than using the hotel gym, or maybe you just want to try something new – whether that’s a new sport or a new board? All of these things should be easy and all of these things should be right at your fingertips! But if you’re like us there’s a good chance you have pre-loved pieces of gear lying around the house too.

And here’s where things get interesting – whether you’re a shop looking to gain income from your second hand stock or an individual – why not put those bits of gear to work and make a few bucks off them, and not to mention make someone else’s day too!

We just wanted a place where people could rent out their gear safely, efficiently and with a process that was, well … easy.

Whatever the day, find your ride and adventure today!

 

Where is Quipmo from

Quipmo is the brainchild of Australian’s Chris Evans and Max Taylor. Chris and Max met as housemates in 2015. From day 1, it became apparent that they both shared a passion for travel and the outdoors. Whilst the standard 9-5 was very much their focus, it was the thrill of weekend adventures and holiday travel that was cherished the most.

Life was hectic for the two as they juggled study and work but many nights were spent reminiscing about adventures had all over the globe. Throughout the countless hours of banter, a common theme emerged – finding quality gear for an adventure whilst travelling was always a challenge. Both agreed that the difficulty and cost of transporting gear made having an adventure away from home especially difficult. This had been a source of great frustration over the years, and was the key problem to solve – how to make access to quality gear for adventures more efficient, affordable and readily available.

After countless brainstorming sessions, thousands of hours of research, spamming friends with surveys and almost a year’s worth of skype credit, Quipmo is born! A place where adventures are made easy!

Adventure Made Easy!

Quipmo is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer gear rental marketplace for like minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!

Already with gear listed in five countries and with the third largest social media presence in the sector globally, interest in Quipmo has been nothing shy of amazing.

For those looking for an adventure whether travelling abroad, away on business or maybe just wanting to try something new, Quipmo gives you choice right at your fingertips!

 

In adventure,

Chris, Max and the Quipmo team!

 

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

 

Sign up to the Quipmo mailing list now and stay up to date with all things adventure! 

 

Happy New Year!

A belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Max, Chris and the Quipmo crew! We hope that your holidays been full of excitement and adventures.

It has certainly been a busy break for us as we push forward towards our launch and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the ongoing support and patience.

2016 has been an absolute adventure and we cannot wait to launch Quipmo in the new year.

Keep an eye out on all our social media pages for updates as we get closer and we look forward to sharing an adventure or two with you in 2017!

Cheers

Max, Chris and the Quipmo crew

Quipmo Travel Tips

With the Christmas holiday season almost upon us, we’re sure everyone is busy planning their next adventure. Here at Quipmo we have a little experience in the adventure department and have set out below a few of our golden rules when travelling.

BE FLEXIBLE

Always plan for delays and try not to get upset when things inevitably go wrong. Patience is extremely important when traveling!

DON’T FORGET AN EXTRA CAMERA BATTERY (OR TWO)

Have you ever gotten to that epic sunset photo spot and realized your camera battery is dead and you don’t have a backup? Try to bring at least two camera batteries on all of trips so that you don’t miss out on that perfect shot.

ALWAYS BUY TRAVEL INSURANCE

A medical emergency can wipe out your savings — or even worse. Feel more secure on your adventure knowing you have travel insurance.

LEAVE ROOM FOR SPONTANEITY

Don’t plan your entire itinerary ahead of time. It’s tempting, but those unplanned moments while traveling can be the best memories.

LUGGAGE: LESS IS MORE

Pack light, because it’s a fact that you won’t use half of the things you initially plan to take with you. Try to keep your luggage easily manageable by yourself as you can often find yourself in situations where you need to move fast and efficiently.

TAKE THE FREE WALKING TOURS

Free Walking Tours are run all over the world now and are a unique way to explore a city. Most run for 3-4 hours with tour guides directing you to many well know and a few lesser visited tourist attractions around a city. Not only will you get to explore a new city but you’ll get to do so with a bunch of strangers who are all full of amazing travel knowledge as well. Word of mouth travel tips can be just as good as chatting to a local.

ASK A LOCAL

Perhaps the oldest trick in the book but asking locals about the best places in their town will always trump a guide book’s suggestion. This is where it pays to learn a little of the local language. It shows a willingness to learn about the area. It’s all about the effort, the more you put in the more you get in return.

Be it the owner of the place you’re staying, the cleaner, the guy at the bus stop or a friendly shop owner. All have much more knowledge on their town than you ever will and taking 10 minutes to talk to them could well find you a hidden gem that’s well off the beaten path in the middle of even the biggest cities like London or Rome.

Going somewhere interesting this holiday? We’d love to hear about it! Send us an email at info@quipmo.com.

Happy Adventures!

Cheers

Quipmo Crew

We’re getting close!

After almost 11 months of hard work we are finally starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel and are getting very close to launch!

From its humble ‘backyard’ beginnings, Quipmo is on the cusp of its debut as Australia’s first Surf, Bike and Snow peer to peer rental marketplace.

As we pull together final touches to the website, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on where we have come to be at this exiting stage.

Where we’re at…

In a very short space of time we have developed an exciting new user experience based on the sharing economy concept that will allow our users simple and efficient access to quality gear for their next adventure!

bike

After conducting extensive market research and reviewing detailed feedback, we have built a platform that is both robust and intuitive. Our user friendly interface will provide seamless transition from sign up all the way through to rental completion.

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We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback and interest in the concept and we’re extremely excited by the rapid growth in our database sign ups and social media followings.

Key milestones include:

  • ~ 8400 Twitter followers
  • ~ 6400 Instagram followers
  • ~ 2000 database subscribers
  • Listings in 3 different countries

And we haven’t even launched yet!

Nearly there!

Our listings database is fully established and we are currently going through limited user acceptance testing.

listings

Based on the feedback received during our market research campaign, considerable time and resources have been devoted to establishing a robust user protection program that is both feasible and fair. We are hopeful of finalising the commercial terms of this arrangement in the coming days.

Once the terms and conditions are finalised, the website will undergo final user acceptance testing with our launch to follow shortly after!

Where to from here?

If you would like to get early access to the site for our final round of user acceptance testing we’d love to hear from you. Please follow the link below to our contact page and shoot us a note.

Click here to gain early access to our site!

Otherwise, be sure to follow us on all our social channels to keep up to date on our progress as we get ready for our launch!

Cheers

Chris, Max and the Quipmo Crew

Event Review – Hydrofoil Pro Tour: Perth

If high speed and adrenaline is your thing, make sure you get down to Rockingham, Perth from the 26-29 November to check out the final stop of the 2016 Hydrofoil Pro Tour.

johnny

The Hydrofoil Pro Tour brings together the world’s best Hydrofoil Kite Racers to compete at 4 different events around the world. Event locations this year included La Ventana – Mexico, San Francisco – USA, Point D’esny – Mauritius and the final stop in Perth – Australia.

2016 will be the first year the tour has made a stop in Perth, with the previous two years being held in Townsville, Queensland. This year’s event will host 55 riders from 17 countries!

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The event will be fiercely contested between current tour leader, Nico Parlier and his US based training partner, Johnny Heineken. These two will be closely followed by another french-man and last year’s winner, Maxime Nocher.

Fighting it out against the best in the world will also be a strong contingent of Australian representatives including reigning national champion Marvin Baumeister and perth local Andy Hansen.

Check out the video below to get a taste of what it’s all about:

For more information on the event visit www.hydrofoilprotour.info .

 

A bit about us ..

Where did Quipmo come from..

The birthplace of Quipmo was in Brisbane, Australia where co-founders Chris and Max met as housemates having both relocated in 2015.

Chris had come across from Perth to study his MBA and Max had moved up from Melbourne with work. From day 1, it became apparent that they both shared a passion for travel and the outdoors. Whilst the standard 9-5 was very much their focus, it was the thrill of weekend adventures and holiday travel that was cherished the most.

Life was hectic for the two as they juggled study and work but many nights were spent reminiscing adventures had all over the globe. Throughout the countless hours of banter, a common theme emerged – finding quality gear for an adventure whilst travelling was always a challenge. Both agreed that the difficulty and cost of transporting gear made having an adventure away from home especially difficult. This had been a source of great frustration over the years, so they both put on their thinking caps to work out how to make access to quality gear for adventures more efficient, affordable and readily available.

After countless brainstorming sessions, thousands of hours of research, spamming friends with surveys and almost a year’s worth of skype credit, Quipmo was born! A place where adventures are made easy!

But what does an adventure look like for these guys ..

 

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Chris is an avid surfer, has surfed all around world. He’s more a weekend warrior than anything else these days but loves nothing more than getting out in the water with a bunch of mates and getting amongst it!

 

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Max is a globally ranked kite surfer and has competed around the world having previously been an internationally ranked sailor. Max is in the water at any opportunity and spends his other free time on his bike training for triathlons.

Connect with Chris

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Connect with Max

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