Bombo Bikes by Thierry Crolla
Thierry Crolla, a student at the HAN, had collected a list of thirty business ideas. He researched the market potential of each idea on condition that he himself would be enthusiastic about it. He then went ahead with one idea: the Bombo Bike. An Italian retro-scooter brand merged with a bicycle design.
When Thierry ended up at SmartHub Incubator Industry (SHII) through a pitch, action was immediately taken to seek collaborations. He was paired with coach Iginio Voorhorst, a successful entrepreneur. Voorhorst put Thierry in touch with a website builder, a bicycle manufacturer for the production and a renowned designer for the design bicycle.
Thierry understands the business of his startup very well,
but he does not yet have the product knowledge or the technical background.
We can link him to experts from our supporters. Gerben Peet
In addition to suitable contacts, SHII provides financial breathing space. SHII finances two-thirds of invoice amounts in the beginning and keeps reducing this as the startup grows. Currently, the first prototype of the Bombo Bike is being made and crowdfunding will soon follow.
At the HAN, Thierry Crolla was supported by teacher and entrepreneurship coach Einte Visser in making the first steps in his company. This enabled Crolla to obtain the start-up voucher through Orion. The people who work with him praise him because he has his affairs in order, he has done a lot of research, he is open to feedback and criticism, but he follows his own plan. He is a textbook example of entrepreneurial skills.
The big challenges for Bombo Bikes are both the target group and sales. It is not a 500 euro bike, but a style icon. The Bombo Bike is for sale to a specific target group that loves a special design bike. Branding is very important here. The experience must be appealing. SHII is looking for the right partners, within their own network or that of Orion, to join the development of Bombo Bikes.
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