UbiPark Awarded Grant

UbiPark Awarded Grant

National Media Release, 8th December 2015 – UbiPark co-founders Bryan Goudsblom and Mosstyn Howell are pleased to announce they are the proud recipients of the latest City of Melbourne’s Small Business Grants.

In an effort to boost small business in Melbourne, the grant has seen 15 lucky start-ups and local businesses collect grants worth more than $260,000. The funding is provided to innovative companies seeking to expand their operations. 

UbiPark is a recently launched mobile parking app designed with three core objectives in mind: to make parking a much better social experience for the parker; to increase the utilisation of the car park for asset owners and operators; and, to alleviate traffic and parking congestion in our major cities.

The co-founders’ unique business model and core objectives stood out amongst the 129 applicants vying for small business funding.

“The grant money will go a long way towards helping us reach our goals however gaining recognition and endorsement from the City of Melbourne also provides immeasurable brand value,” explains UbiPark co-founder Goudsblom.

“Being aligned with the City of Melbourne’s plans to actively come up with sustainable traffic solutions to reduce city traffic congestion and parking related issues definitely placed UbiPark in a strong position to secure the grant,” he said.

In a recent press statement, Chair of Future Melbourne Economic Development portfolio, Councillor Kevin Louey, said the vital investment directly supports the future of small business in Melbourne.

“These grants foster innovation, expansion and ultimately productivity that feeds back into our local economy,” Cr Louey said. “It is encouraging to see the latest in technology, fashion and design looking to set up in Melbourne alongside traditional businesses with a twist.”

Since the program began in 1996, 351 small businesses have been the beneficiaries of $7.5 million in financial support.

The OLD and the NEW…

Released by Metro Parking, 7 December 2015 – The oldest Catholic Church in Melbourne (St Francis) has teamed up with the newest mobile Parking application (UbiPark) to take the stress out of commuters finding an inner city car park.  Mark O’Brien, Province Manager says “By parking at the St Francis’ Church car park you are contributing to the upkeep of Melbourne’s oldest public building  – St Francis’ Church – and its missionary outreach works in India and Sri Lanka”.

Co-Founders  Bryan Goudsblom and Mosstyn Howell, are excited that such an historic site is one of the foundation partners of the UbiPark Mobile App service.  UbiPark helps take the stress out of parking and provides drivers with instant, consolidated parking information and navigation, simplifying the entire parking experience from start to finish.

The UbiPark concept is to make parking a better social experience, to increase the utilisation of car parks and reduce the congestion in our major cities. “UbiPark is your Virtual Parking Valet partner and by understanding availability (using real-time integrated vacancy data), rates, opening and closing times, GPS Navigation means you’ll never be directed to a full or closed car park again,” Goudsblom explains.

So if you’d like to park, quick, smart and enjoy the history of St Francis,  or Melbourne’s famous shopping precinct, we suggest you and download the UbiPark app by downloading.

iTunes logo: https://itunes.apple.com/app/ubipark/id1031770236?mt=8
Play store logo: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ubipark.app.App

About St Francis Church

St Francis’ Church (at 326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne) is the oldest Catholic Church in Victoria and the oldest church on its original site in Melbourne. For over 160 years, St Francis’ has been an important place of prayer and worship in the centre of the city of Melbourne. In 1929, St Francis’ Church became a Eucharistic Shrine in the care of the Blessed Sacrament Congregation. http://www.stfrancismelbourne.org.au/

About Metro Parking

Formed in 1988, Metro Parking has been successfully managing car parks in three Australian states for over 25 years. During this time the company has experienced steady growth by winning numerous long term contracts. Metro Parking manages approximately 18,000 bays at twenty two different locations throughout Australia. To find out more about Metro Parking please visit Metro Parking website:  http://www.metroparking.com.au

About UbiPark

UbiPark is the consolidated parking platform that offers intelligent solutions to both consumers and business operators. By integrating multiple parking technologies, UbiPark enables car park users to locate and navigate their way to available parking spots with one easy-to-use mobile app, saving them time and money while eliminating the frustration and additional fuel consumption associated with searching for parking. www.ubipark.com

UbiPark Launches In Brisbane

National Media Release, 1st December 2015 – Finding a park quick smart is now made possible with the launch of mobile parking app UbiPark in Brisbane. Providing drivers with instant consolidated parking information and navigation, the application simplifies the parking experience from start to finish.

UbiPark has already secured trials with leading car park operators from Brisbane, including foundation partners Brisbane City Council, South Bank, Brisbane Convention Exhibition Centre and Cornerstone Carparks. UbiPark launched earlier this month in Melbourne, partnering with equally iconic sites Melbourne City Council Carparks, Greenco, QV Melbourne, Melbourne Central, Etihad Stadium, Federation Square and St. Francis.

Australian co-founders Bryan Goudsblom and Mosstyn Howell developed the concept with three core objectives in mind: to make parking a much better social experience for the parker; to increase the utilisation of the car park for asset owners and operators; and, to reduce the congestion in our major cities.

“UbiPark is your Virtual Parking Valet partner and by understanding availability (using real-time integrated vacancy data), rates, opening and closing times, GPS Navigation and price compare, means you’ll never be directed to a full or closed car park again,” Goudsblom explains.

The service is already proving a hit with local council and car park owners eager to provide locals with smart parking solutions. Brisbane City Council Deputy Lord Mayor Cr Adrian Schrinners says: “UbiPark provides a real opportunity to help people travelling into Brisbane and South Bank precincts with accurate real time parking information. UbiPark is the type of product that meets the council parking taskforce objectives of making parking simple, and creating the opportunity for less congestion and less time on the roads.”

The co-founders are excited by the possibilities that UbiPark will bring to the parking community, with a national roll out and many more features and enhancements planned in the coming weeks and months.

To download UbiPark for iOS Apple click here and for Google Play click here

Park Quick Smart With The Launch Of UbiPark

National Media Release, 19th November 2015 – Finding a park quick smart is now made possible with the launch of mobile parking app UbiPark in Melbourne. Providing drivers with instant, consolidated parking information and navigation, the application simplifies the parking experience from start to finish.

UbiPark has already secured trials with leading car park operators from across Victoria, including Melbourne City Council Carparks, Greenco, QV Melbourne, Melbourne Central, Etihad Stadium, Federation Square and St. Francis.

Australian co-founders Bryan Goudsblom and Mosstyn Howell developed the concept with three core objectives in mind: to make parking a much better social experience for the parker; to increase the utilisation of the car park for asset owners and operators; and, to reduce the congestion in our major cities.

“UbiPark is your Virtual Parking Valet partner and by understanding availability, rates, opening and closing times, GPS Navigation and price compare (using real-time integrated vacancy data) means you’ll never be directed to a full or closed car park again,” Goudsblom explains.

The service is already proving a hit with car park owners eager to provide their customers with quick smart parking. Steve Hargitay, Managing Director of Greenco Parking, says: “The UbiPark application provides a real opportunity to take the stress out of the parking experience. By integrating with our parking system, customers will have access to information allowing them to locate an available car park in real time. More time enjoying the city, and less time parking.”

The co-founders are excited by the possibilities that UbiPark will bring to the parking community, with a national roll out and many more features and enhancements planned over the coming months.

To download UbiPark for iOS Apple click here and for Google Play click here

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