Floatski

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Floatski

Floatski

Krzysztof  Rogus By Krzysztof Rogus

Floatski is the first ever device that enables users to walk on the surface of water. It is fast, stable, and ready for commercial use. We plan to hire out FloatSki's as a fun, accessible water sport.

Stratford Idea stage

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FloatSki enables users to walk on water. It is fun, stable, and easy to use - with only a basic level of fitness required. We plan to enter the market by arranging FloatSki to be available for hire, initially across the waterways of London, for 30 minute sessions. FloatSki have 2 working, fully tested FloatSkis. In the Summer of 2015, FloatSki was hired out on a small scale in prestigious locations in London: The Serpentine at Hyde Park and at Paddington Basin. Both locations generated great attention both on the day and from the press. The body of the FloatSki is made to order in Cornwall by Homeblown Ltd., a company owned by Tris Cokes - a legendary figure in the British surfing industry. All the mechanical parts are expertly hand crafted in our workshop in East London, where final assembly also takes place. The FloatSki is fully patented. And, as the FloatSki is made entirely in Great Britain we are in the process of applying for a Made in Britain Marque.

What we'll deliver:

  • Make 20 more pairs of floatski's - ready for hire
  • Formally agree hire spaces - initially 2 spaces in London
  • Market and publicise floatski hire points

Why it's a great idea:

Floatski is unique - the first design of its kind. The image of floatski's for hire across London is an exciting one - in our vibrant city locals and tourists alike are on the look out for fun and unique experiences. Floatski is just that. In a city filled with under-used waterways, floatski could make use of this untaped space. Floatski has made a great start - the product is fully patented and is on it's way to getting a Made in Britain Marque. In the Summer of 2015, FloatSki was hired out on a small scale in prestigious locations in London: The Serpentine at Hyde Park and at Paddington Basin. Both locations generated great attention both on the day and from the press. FloatSki since gained great media attention - from a piece in the Evening Standard to coverage in Daily News Miami - people across the globe are talking about FloatSki.

Steps to get it done:

  • We can rent a workshop!
  • We have the materials to get started!
  • We can start advertising!
  • We're live! Coming to a waterway near you..!

Our plan is to build a profitable company, a recognised brand - with numerous venues with FloatSki for hire in well-known cities and tourist hubs like London, Barcelona, and Amsterdam. FloatSki plans to enter the market by joining existing venues, for example boating lakes and canoe/kayak clubs located on the water close to train and tube stations in the city, with their own facilities. FloatSki have a current agreement with a club in East London where the Revenue will be split 80/20, in our favour. We have a second agreement with a very prestigious location at a lake in Hyde Park, in zone 1/ Central London, where the revenue will be split evenly. Floatski are seeking capital for marketing and, to manufacture 20 pairs FloatSki - ready for hire.

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Location Stratford

Stratford has £1,275,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Regents canal, Docklands

Council

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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How will the money be spent?Total £60,865

Marketing/Advertising/Promotion - £20,000 (33%)
Rent - Workshop - £12,000 (20%)
Materials for 10 Floatski's - £12,000 (20%)
Floatski maintenance and transport - £5,000 (8%)
Hire of GRP laminator for two months - £4,000 (7%)
Insurance - £2,000 (3%)
Other - £5,865 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

33%
Marketing/Advertising/Promotion
£20,000
20%
Rent - Workshop
£12,000
20%
Materials for 10 Floatski's
£12,000
8%
Floatski maintenance and transport
£5,000
7%
Hire of GRP laminator for two months
£4,000
3%
Insurance
£2,000
10%
Other
£5,865
  • Spacehive fees
    £2,750
  • Transaction Fees
    £2,565
  • VAT
    £550

Total £60,865

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