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Skipit is a young, dynamic startup based in the bustling city of Copenhagen that was established in 2020 with the ambitious goal of creating greener cities and more sustainable communities. The innovative app simplifies the payment process for public transport in multiple European cities, making it easy for users to get around without worrying about buying tickets or carrying cash.
The Skipit app is a game-changer for anyone who wants to get around a city quickly and efficiently without the hassle of buying tickets or fumbling with pocket change. With Skipit, users can pay for public transport in multiple currencies and get their tickets in less than 30 seconds. This makes it the perfect solution for travelers, commuters, and anyone who values sustainability and convenience.
However, Skipit is more than just a technological solution; it’s about people. The Skipit team comprises a diverse group of individuals from all over the world who are united by their passion for creating positive change. They believe that by simplifying the payment process for public transport, they can make a real impact on the environment, reducing pollution and making cities more livable and sustainable.
Impact like planting 2.5 million trees
With private car usage being the dominant form of transportation in many cities across the world, there is an urgent need to transition towards more sustainable modes of transport. Skipit believes that part of the transition towards sustainable transportation involves improving user experience, particularly when it comes to payment.
At Skipit, they are committed to making the world a more sustainable place by encouraging the use of public transport. To measure their impact, they track the number of kilometers traveled using sustainable transportation methods. In their 18 target cities, the use of public transport to and from the airport results in a reduction of CO2 emissions by 160 metric tons per year. This is equivalent to the work of 2.5 million trees, and they are proud to be making a difference.
In Helsinki specifically, their impact is helping visitors to choose more sustainable modes of transport and avoid adding more cars to the road. By providing an easier and more convenient way to pay for public transport, they hope to encourage more people to make the switch to sustainable modes of transportation. With their commitment to sustainability, they are making a positive impact on the world, one city at a time.
Urban Tech Helsinki empowers Skipit’s revolutionary path to sustainable transport
Skipit is on a mission to create more sustainable cities and communities by improving the user experience of public transport in Helsinki.
Through the Urban Tech Helsinki program, Skipit has gained access to a wealth of local connections and ecosystems. This has helped them to develop a concept and plan to create a pilot program that will revolutionize the user experience of public transport in Helsinki. They are excited to collaborate with the City of Helsinki to make their vision a reality and create stronger partnerships along the way.
Looking ahead, Skipit has set ambitious goals for 2023 and beyond. They plan to scale their public transport solution into new cities, nudging more people towards sustainable transport with the insights and knowledge gained from their pilot program. To achieve this, they’re seeking talented individuals, investors, and partners who share their passion for sustainable transport and are not afraid to think big.
Skipit’s collaborative journey toward a more sustainable future is just getting started. With their innovative public transport solutions and strong partnerships, they are leading the way in making sustainable transport the norm.