Luke Schneider – Silvercar

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Luke Schneider, the CEO of Silvercar, a company that is redefining the airport car rental experience for connected, technology-enabled travelers.

Hack

Innovate your business model. By limiting ourselves to one (awesome) vehicle type, and integrating our own mobile technology, we are able to deliver the industry’s most streamlined, seamless customer experience. Whether a customer is pressed for time, tired of never knowing what will be parked in the slot when they show up, or just wants a car that reflects their personality, we are able to deliver – every time. This design has also allowed Silvercar to expand at a blistering pace, as it minimizes complexity in our operations. We’ve grown to four locations in 5 months, and we’re on track to have seven by the end of the year, 15 by the end of 2014.

Traction

We got traction by starting with thought leaders – people with a history of innovation, visible public presence, and vast networks of like-minded individuals. Silvercar is as much a technology company as a car rental company. Sharing Silvercar with these innovators proved a vital first step, not only for attracting those critical early customers, but through their influence we were able to quickly increase the ranks of repeat users. On the heels of this quick start, we then did what anyone would do: we told everyone about ...

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