Best Projects 2022 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs, or informal programs.
Explain your project in details:
go4zem wants to democratize the use of zero-emission mobility solutions and promote more livable and sustainable cities. To achieve this, go4zem connects all owners - professionals and individuals - of clean vehicles (classic/electric bikes, electric scooters, gyrorou, e-skate, etc.) with users who will be able to rent them anywhere, anytime and for any duration. This will take the form of a website and an application that will be available during the summer of 2022 (launch planned in the Paris region at first). There is no platform that connects all the players in the zero-emission mobility ecosystem to date. In other words, we are designing the future AirBnB of clean mobility!
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
We are committed to reducing carbon emissions and promoting the sharing economy. Indeed, go4zem does not have its own fleet, it uses already existing and underused fleets. We wish to encourage and facilitate more responsible travel.
Sustainability and future plans
go4zem gets paid thanks to a service fee taken from the owners on each rental made on our platform (15%). The launch of the MVP (web-app) will take place on the pilot area: Paris and its region. Then, we will expand nationwide to become a reference player in France by the end of 2023. And we will be present internationally as of 2024 in promising markets (UK, Germany, US).
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am Karl Rapson, 33 years old. After working for more than 10 years in finance, I joined the world of entrepreneurship. Indeed, I am co-founder of go4zem but also founder of K.R Advisory, a consulting firm. Sharing and liveliness are very important values to me that I was able to transmit in this project. Aware of the climate emergency, I hope that go4zem, in the long run, will allow the citizens of the world to move in a more responsible way.