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Quipmo and Bicycle Queensland announce partnership!

Bike sharing in Queensland just got easier

Highlights:

  • 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!
  • Bicycle Queensland is the pre-eminent voice for community cycling in Queensland. With about 18,000 members statewide, and 32,000 subscribers Bicycle Queensland exist to help Queenslanders cycle safely.
  • Quipmo and Bicycle Queensland announce partnership to get more people cycling in Queensland!
  • Connecting people with great gear for adventures just became a whole lot easier!

Bicycle Queensland (BQ) is the pre-eminent voice for community cycling in Queensland. With about 18,000 members statewide, and 32,000 subscribers Bicycle Queensland exist to help Queenslanders cycle safely. BQ are dedicated to the promotion of bike riding as a driving force for individual health and well-being, and the empowerment of sustainable development.

Over the past 40 years BQ has grown from a small collective of concerned citizens to one of the largest and most influential community cycling organisations in Australia.

BQ is the state’s foremost provider of comprehensive insurance and legal advice for bike riders, and is also the powerhouse behind iconic cycling events such as the Great Brisbane Bike Ride, the Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge, and Cycle Queensland.

A partnership to get more people cycling in Queensland

 

Quipmo and Bicycle Queensland are going to get more people cycling in Queensland more often! Whether it’s offering high performance road bikes for people travelling on business, families chasing bikes for the kids whilst on holidays or whether it’s giving access to the latest gear releases through demonstration models – this partnership will get more people riding and more people passionate about cycling in Queensland!

With over 800,000 people cycling every week in Queensland[i], coupled with Queensland being a travel beacon for both business travellers and holiday makes, the potential for Quipmo to substantially alter the cycling tourism landscape in Queensland is significant. Whether it’s a local bike shop looking for new customers or someone with bikes in their shed, anyone can now service the Queensland tourism market. This initiative is not simply for the most dedicated of cyclists but is aimed at the mainstream and offers another string to the bow of Queensland’s world class tourism industry.

Quipmo’s founder and CEO Chris Evans said: “We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with Bicycle Queensland and can’t wait to substantially change bike rental access for Queensland’s 24 million visitors per annum[ii]! Working with a highly innovative organisation who are at the very forefront of cycling advocacy and community leadership is truly exciting and we believe that this partnership has the potential to bring the whole community together through the share economy and cycling.”

CEO of Bicycle Queensland, Anne Savage, urged Queensland bike owners to register on Quipmo. “We’re pleased to partner with Quipmo to make this platform widely available in Queensland. It’s a great way for Queenslanders to list their bikes online for the enjoyment of a local neighbour or international visitor. This partnership is key to our mission and will encourage residents and tourists alike to cycle for fun, to socialise, and to experience Queensland’s culturally diverse communities and natural environment. There’s no better way to see the sunshine state than by riding a bike and enjoying our great outdoors.” Ms Savage said.

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Have you got gear … 

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

 

In adventure,

Chris 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 and the APB World Tour announce global partnership!

 

 

Quipmo and the APB World Tour announce global partnership to get more people bodyboarding all over the world!

 

Highlights:

  • 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!
  • The Association of Professional Bodyboarding (APB) World Tour is the sole governing body of professional bodyboarding – crowning bodyboarding’s undisputed world champions!
  • Quipmo and the APB World Tour announce global partnership to get more people bodyboarding all over the world!
  • Connecting people with great gear for adventures just became a whole lot easier!

 

The Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) World Tour is the sole governing body of the World Bodyboarding Tour – crowning bodyboarding’s undisputed world champions. The APB World Tour also represents the athletes, officials & event promoters with the paramount goal of delivering the sport of bodyboarding to a vast growing audience of spectators, supporters and fans around the world and also develop the sport from the grass roots level right through to the world’s elite top 32 professional bodyboarders. The APB World Tour is dedicated to showcasing the world’s elite bodyboarders in the world’s best waves, celebrating and growing the history of bodyboarding, its elite athletes, diverse fans and dedicated partners that together embody bodyboarding today.

 

Professional bodyboarding was birthed in Hawaii at the infamous Pipeline in 1982. Since then, as major extreme sports evolved, bodyboarding has grown globally in the recent years with numbers of participants exceeding the tens of millions across the globe. With the sport expanding at a rapid pace, the future prospects are nothing shy of phenomenal!

 

Quipmo and the APB World Tour announce global partnership to get more people bodyboarding all over the world!

 

Quipmo and the APB World Tour have big plans to get more people bodyboarding and to substantially improve access to bodyboards worldwide. Whether it’s at the grassroots getting kids bodyboarding on holidays or whether it’s giving access to the latest gear releases through demonstration models – this partnership will get more people in the water and more people passionate about bodyboarding!
 
Quipmo’s founder and CEO Chris Evans said:

“We’re absolutely over the moon to be partnering with a truly world class organisation who are driving bodyboarding to the forefront of action sports globally

and who are have great ambition to open new markets. We’re equally stoked to be working with people who are just as passionate about adventure and the water as we are. We can’t wait to be part of bodyboarding’s rapid growth and to offer a place where people can get or rent out their gear safely, efficiently and with a process that is … easy.”
 

 

“We’re stoked to be able to partner with Quipmo on an incredible concept. I honestly can’t see this not working at all – it’s a no brainer idea and will take off! We are super stoked to be part of it especially at ground level.”

said Alex Leon CEO ABP World Tour.
 
Deloitte Access Economics estimates that the collaborative economy already makes up around 1-2% of the retail goods market in Australia[1]. Given that on average 8 million different Australians interact with eBay on a monthly basis[2], and with Time Magazine’s recent findings that 70% of Americans have directly participated in the share economy[3], it’s not hard to imagine the potential impact of this partnership in Australia and abroad.

 

“Helping people have small adventures more frequently by giving them access to great gear all around the world is incredibly exciting. Everyone smiles when they’re doing something they enjoy – through this partnership we hope to make those adventures a whole lot easier.”

Evans said.

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Have you got gear … 

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

 

In adventure,

Chris 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 works with the University of Queensland!

Quipmo is delighted to advise that we are working with the University of Queensland’s MBA programme!

The best in the business!

The University of Queensland Business School is celebrating a record five years as the leading MBA provider in Australia and the Asia-Pacific in The Economist rankingThe Economist named the school’s Master of Business Administration as the number one MBA outside Europe and North America for the fifth year running, and internationally, it has raised its rank by six places to become one of the top 10 MBA programs in the world!

Innovation is at the heart of competitive advantage!

Innovation has been described as the fundamental source of competitive advantage. Quipmo is devoted to staying ahead of the curve by continuing to implement innovative solutions. By ensuring an ever improving user experience we will drive faster expansion and faster take up ie we want to lead innovation for sustainable competitive advantage.

Qupimo’s founder Chris Evans noted “working with team from the University of Queensland’s MBA Innovation Leadership unit to develop Quipmo’s strategic path forward, help us learn more about our customers, and also derive how we can further improve our service offering is incredibly exciting. The better the experience that we can offer our customers, the greater the traction we’ll gain in the market.”

The University of Queensland is one of true leaders in driving innovation in Australia and is also a key player in establishing vibrant and sustainable start-up and innovation ecosystems in Queensland – from education, through to accelerators. For some insight into these efforts, as well as broader thinking on innovation, a fantastic chat on the ABC between Trevor Jackson and Dr Sarel Gronum talking about Start-ups worth starting up can be found via the link below!

Our team

We’ve got a truly awesome team working on the project – bringing super sharp minds and diverse backgrounds to the table!
|  Tim Muller  |

|  Deanna Scott  |

|  Vincenzo Montalbano  |

|  Ben Jones  |

 

So what’s the latest … 

Quipmo continues to move forward in leaps and bounds and after just seven months from beta launch Quipmo already possesses listings in seven countries, has over 70,000 social followers growing at over 2,000 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 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! 

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!