With the end of the year in sight, it’s time to take a look back at what 2016 had to offer. What’s clear is that the startup industry is still flourishing, with many young entrepreneurs that have plenty of innovative, disruptive ideas for the future. The following days we will be looking back at the startups that stood out to us particularly, and ask them about 2016 and their plans for the future. Today: the folding e-scooter of GiGi.
Electric and foldable
It was a world first when Amsterdam startup GiGi introduced their scooter. It is electric, like the Bolt and Gogoro. But GiGi also folds up, which means it can be reduced to the size of a big suitcase. You can take it in the train, or keep it in the trunk of your car. Right after the launch we got to take GiGi for a spin. We found that it is absolutely adequate for short rides within the city limits. GiGi left loud stinky Vespa’s eating dust at the stoplight, which was a very satisfying experience. And the unusual design of GiGi managed to turn heads wherever we went.