Sweep: The Next Generation Of Storage

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 sweepstorage@gmail.com and/or text SWEEP to (954) 695-6517 for 15% off.

Shawn Johnson

Shawn Johnson, member of the 3.0 accelerated degree program, is a sophomore. Having grown up in Birmingham, Ala., Johnson established an unwavering love for college athletics in his youth. Wanting to connect his love for sports with his passion for writing, he has identified sports journalism as the ultimate goal of his academic endeavors at Lynn. As such, Johnson is a multimedia journalism major. Within his collegiate interests, he hopes to follow in the footsteps of former Fighting Knight and current ESPN reporter Lisa Kerney. Outside of iPulse, he was a contributing writer for the Palm Beach Post as well. In his second year, there is still much more in the tank for his career preparation at Lynn. All the while, he is immensely proud of the Alabama Crimson Tide for recently winning their 17th overall national championship. Thankful for the opportunities he has received thus far, Johnson is eager to grow alongside his peers in the College of Communication and Design.

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