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Jetpack's pilot program was launched in March 2017 at Stanford University
Established exciting brand partnerships with GoCubes Chewable Coffee, Blowfish for Hangovers, Sambazon Energy, and more
On every college campus, students need certain products right away! During these moments, stores are either too far or closed, or students just don't have the time or energy to travel. Traditional delivery platforms take too long because students and professionals are located in buildings or on campuses not easily accessible by the public.
1. Access to the nearest store is limited by long distances or early closing times
2. Many students on college campuses do not have easy access to public or private transportation. In fact, on many college campuses, freshmen are prohibited from having cars.
By stocking students with the right products, we enable super fast delivery via decentralized distribution. Sellers or "Jetpackers" can make extra cash just by going about their normal, daily activities around campus and fulfilling real-time orders.
Placing an order on Jetpack is super simple. The user simply picks what product he/she needs, and a Jetpacker will be arrive in a matter of minutes. Payment is also a breeze, since customers can store their credit card information on the app.
With little funding and a lot of pizza and bicycle marketing, we gained early traction at Stanford. We learned a lot from the beta launch which will help us grow faster and operate more efficiently, as we expand to more universities in fall 2017.
On-demand profitability has been challenging for many companies. Our business model and customer acquisition strategy enable positive profit margins while paying Jetpackers $20 per hour. With our initial plan to scale onto four campuses, we can target 39% gross profit margins.
Jetpack is well positioned to enter a lucrative market! The on-demand economy is large and growing. Economic activities centered around online platforms, where independent sellers can offer goods or services to customers, are attracting significant consumer attention and spending. The on-demand economy is attracting more than 22.4 million consumers annually and $57.6 billion in spending.
Who knows college students better than...college students?! Based on our experiences and understanding on campus culture, we identified the types of products and problems that are most crucial to students. We even started an innovative #whywejet photo series highlighting hilarious stories of students when they needed products right away.
We're focused on speedy delivery. The only area where large delivery companies cannot benefit from economies of scale is the final mile of delivery. We are focused on deliveries of less than 15 minutes.
Jetpack is in a unique position to play a role in the evolving ad space. Jetpack can serve as a sample discovery platform for students and a marketing platform for cool brands!
We're excited to work with companies who continue to push the needle and provide irresistible consumer experiences. We love introducing students to our awesome partner brands!
There are many groups that have influenced our journey and have chosen to invest in us. We're thankful for those who believe in our mission.
Dear Potential Investor,
First and foremost, thank you for learning about Jetpack! Our team is incredibly honored you took the time to learn about what we're building. I'll start by sharing my story. I believe my unique life journey is the reason I've built the resilience necessary to grow as an entrepreneur.
I was born in a small village in Mali. After coming to the United States at an early age to receive advanced medical support, I was faced with the challenge of growing up in New York City while struggling to learn English in a new schooling system. While initially scary, my journey allowed me to meet some of the best people this world has to offer, and it afforded me the opportunity to affect positive change in numerous ways.
During my tenure as President of Columbia University’s NSBE chapter, I helped minority students along their way to becoming engineers. At Procter & Gamble (P&G), I was selected out of 127 technologist applications to receive $20,000 in innovation funding to develop my idea of harnessing cheap magnetic technologies to deliver new-to-the-world products. As a result, I earned a "Transformative Research" award from the company. My next chapter involved making healthy living more affordable for people from all walks of life. While these opportunities have been extremely gratifying, I recognize that true global impact requires embracing the humanity of others and dreaming big.
I first started dreaming big as a senior engineer at P&G. I fell in love with consumer products and their potential, and became fascinated with how the simplest product could have the biggest impact on a person's daily life. I was also excited by the challenge of determining what the consumer wants even when he/she cannot yet articulate the answer.
After a successful beta launch on Stanford University's campus in the spring of 2017, Jetpack has spent the summer optimizing its business model and preparing for expansion. Moving forward, Jetpack will expand its reach to more college campuses and eventually densely populated cities throughout the country. It is our mission to get the products you need when you need them, whether it's late night snacks or crucial medication.
Jetpack represents the new wave of peer-to-peer service. Not only do we make our customers' days easier, we provide great opportunities for our sellers with entrepreneurial spirit and for students looking for new ways to connect with their peers. Join us as we revolutionize the way consumer products are discovered and distributed.
Founder & CEO of Jetpack
The smallest investment amount that Jetpack is accepting.
Oct 28, 06:59 AM (UTC)
Jetpack needs to reach their minimum funding goal before
the deadline. If they don’t, all investments will be refunded.
The Crowd SAFE is an agreement for future equity in the startup,
meaning that it can convert to equity in the future.
The Crowd SAFE is an agreement for future equity in the startup, meaning that it can convert to equity in the future.
$50,000 – $1,070,000
Jetpack needs to raise
before the deadline. The maximum amount Jetpack is willing
to raise is $1.07M.
Jetpack is a peer-to-peer delivery service for college students. We deliver the most popular, sought-after products within minutes.
Students simply download our app, pick the product they need and a Jetpacker will be over within minutes to deliver the requested products. Payment is super simple and takes place within the app.
Jetpackers are students! They carry our products in a Jetpack that may be used as their everyday backpack. Jetpackers can go about their daily routine and choose which orders to fulfill.
Anyone with a verified student email address on a campus where we operate may apply to become a Jetpacker. We prioritize approving Jetpackers across every dorm and region on campus so they are equally distributed.
Jetpackers get paid the equivalent of $20 per hour. For every product delivered, a Jetpacker can receive up to $5. In any given week, a Jetpacker can earn $150 with only 30 transactions. Our platform is engineered to minimize the energy needed to fulfill an order while maximizing our Jetpackers' entrepreneurial spirit.
Jetpack focuses on products students need right away. Items from our launch at Stanford included chewable coffee cubes, phone chargers, hangover cures, and other personal care products.
Jetpack partners with brands that can deliver value to college students. Once we identify a student need to be addressed on a specific campus, we target the best brands to resolve that need. If you think your brand or product would be a good fit for Jetpack, please contact us at [email protected].
Yes! We first started as a health and wellness subscription company called mybestbox. We established numerous brand partnerships, shipped to customers in almost every state, and built our own end-to-end fulfillment center. We even partnered with celebrities such as Arianna Huffington!
Although we were growing each month, we quickly found there were opportunities to target a business model with a greater chance of accelerated growth. We tried a few things and quickly saw early success in an on-demand pilot test. Before we knew it, Jetpack was born!
Jetpack is already backed by Rough Draft Ventures (RDV) and early angel investors. RDV is a student team powered by General Catalyst, building and empowering the largest network of student founders.
Right now, we are completely focused on nailing the collegiate market. In the future, we think there are opportunities to enter select densely populated cities.
We're currently raising money on Republic to support our expansion efforts onto additional campuses.
This will involve acquiring new customers, paying Jetpackers to fulfill orders, and hiring a campus director. Every $50,000 of our pre-seed round will help us launch on an additional campus. We're also working to finalize a chatbot that will enable students to place an order with a simple SMS text.
We recently formed our Delaware corporation and are in the process of hiring our team full time, but as of the filing date, they are not employees by the legal definition. Additionally, our founders do not count as employees for the purposes of this disclosure. When we have final employment agreements, we will update this page with the news.
Jetpack successfully raised $250,865 from 800 investors on October 28, 2017
I believe in each of you!Marcus McCoyInvested almost 2 years ago
I believe in the company's ability to positively impact the college experience of students like myself.Abraham ArayaInvested almost 2 years ago
Appreciate the movement!Adrian JamesInvested almost 2 years ago
All-star cast, great idea. Best of luck, Team!Max AggreyInvested almost 2 years ago
The company's idea is dope! Additionally, the company will reduce the barrier to employment for many people in low-income communities. Company's like Jetpack will be very important to the future of work.Chad MunroeInvested almost 2 years ago
I love the lost mile delivery problem solver, nothing better than someone who knows the campus library and can find you easily.Kevin MaleyInvested almost 2 years ago
I believe in the team!Anthony WagachaInvested almost 2 years ago
I believe in Ryan, Fatima and LawrenceDarin JonesInvested almost 2 years ago
I believe in my grandson and want to encourage him in this venture!Ted WindleInvested almost 2 years ago
I'm really intrigued by this concept and Fatima is one of the most brilliant and hardest working entrepreneurs I've ever met.Anna Towns, Esq.Invested almost 2 years ago
Great team...great idea with tremendous opportunity to scale for growth. Jayden sold me on this...I'm in! All the best to the Jetpack team.Bryan WindleInvested almost 2 years ago
First and foremost I invested because it's a great idea. I think if it can prove it's model is an excellent acquisition target. Having a female CEO, I think, will foster that success.Adam McLaneInvested almost 2 years ago
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