West Chester native Matt Lombardi is bringing an Uber-like golf-cart service to Wilmington’s Market Street with his startup WilminGo, writes Jeff Neiburg for the Wilmington News Journal.
The University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship student has joined forces with another student, Andrew Cercena, after prompting by Chris Buccini of the Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG).
According to the 21-year-old Lombardi, Buccini had the idea, as well as the funding, and just said, “OK. We want you guys hands on, to start this company.”
Lombardi and Cercena then came up with the startup WilminGo and will soon launch an app similar to other rideshare services. The company has already received startup funding from BPG and sponsorship from WSFS. It will also partner with the startup Carvertise for the golf carts.
The service will begin with a soft launch of one cart to test their cheaper alternative to other ridesharing services.
“It’s an experience,” said Lombardi. “That’s the biggest thing we’ve been trying to say. We really want to activate Market Street.”
The cart will offer rides to downtown employees to lunch or to run an errand for only a few bucks. It will also transport people from bar to bar at night.
Read more about WilminGo in the Wilmington News Journal here.