Lynn Graduate Students Create Spacious Solution
A group of Lynn students have created a business that seeks to transform the storage process for their peers across campus – Sweep Storage.
It started in MBA 652 when Lauri Olivier, assistant professor in the College of Business and Management, challenged students to create a business in just under eight weeks. Each week, the groups of students would present their business model and their overall progress. It was in week six of the course when the Sweep team realized their project could actually come to life.
“Sweep is a two-sided shared marketplace that replicates Airbnb’s simple model of connecting providers and seekers,” said Monica Rojas, graduate student. “It focuses on connecting students looking for summer storage with individuals who have a free bedroom, closet or space they are willing to rent out.”
Rojas and her team have created a price model that leaves competitors in the dust. Due to the business’ structure, students only pay for the space they use.
“If they only need to store a [refrigerator], students pay just for the fridge. The same things goes for bikes, bins and more,” said Rojas.
The Sweep group also recognizes the inconvenience of moving for college students as well. For an added cost, the business will arrange to move students’ belongings directly from their dorm to the designated space, and then back to campus the day when they return in August.
“Our mission is to help students save money while creating a social impact within the community,” said Rojas.
Those interested in Sweep can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and/or text SWEEP to (954) 695-6517 for 15% off.