This week Dutch startup Splitcar received a 10.000 euro loan to further develop their car sharing platform. Unlike similar platforms, Splitcar’s main focus isn’t the potential extra revenue a car can produce for its owner, but to build communities around a car and the close group of people who use it. Niche-ception; is this apparent timeshare-like approach different enough to survive in an already heavily saturated market?
The Twente-based startup received the loan after being selected for the so-called TOP light spot by Kennispark Twente, a Dutch accelerator for innovative business ideas. Top Light is intended for aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea that is not yet fully developed. Selected startups also get to participate in support workshops, sessions with fellow starters and meetings with coaches and mentors.