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The Team Behind Zagster
Timothy Ericson (CEO & Co-founder, Zagster)
Katie Rae (Managing Director Techstars)
Jason Meinzer (Co-Founder & Senior Sales Consultant Zagster)
Daniel Sewell (Director of Operations Zagster)
How did it all start – Zagster Startup?
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And Zagster is Born..
We came two Philadelphians started the company with the drained idea to bring the same thing every song pairs here but there that time we became really experts and industry and so we started consulting with cities municipalities and helping them get bike sharing set up.
Listening to Customers
We kept getting approach by apartment complexes college campuses and hotels who all said we love the concept bike sharing but the models that exist today just doesn’t work for us it’s too expensive too much emphasis actuators so start of his involvement in the banking industry but after hearing from our customers that they wanted a different model that’s when we switch from consulting to what extras to exact are partnered with the parent company of Fuji bikes that actually be able to provide our bikes anywhere in the country in two weeks so we have the use of their warehouse here in north Philadelphia.
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just get back to work..