What's the big idea?
Sweet Spot Wheels produces high quality wheels and builds wells in Africa. We donate 10% of sales and all money made at fundraising events to our “Wheels for Wells” foundation. Longboarders get the custom wheels they want, while villages gain access to clean drinking water. It’s a win-win situation.
Describe the nearest player in your field.
The nearest players in the field are other homegrown longboard wheel manufacturers.
How are you different from that player?
We produce wheels with superior urethane, shapes, and sliding characteristics, while helping others get fresh water.
How does this idea scale into a big business?
The longboard industry has grown exponentially in the last two years and we are starting to see longboards emerge as a prominent commuting source. With skaters wearing through one or two sets of wheels a year, this allows our company room to flourish in a perpetually growing market.
Why are you the one to run with this idea?
We are two passionate and creative college students who are committed to building wells and spreading the stoke of longboarding. Sweet Spot Wheels is the medium through which we, and our patrons, can serve on a global level.
What is a $5,000 experiment you can do to move your idea forward?
Marketing: viral videos and banners on longboard forums.
New packaging: milk cartons to house our “Milk Surfer” Wheels.
New wheel development: prototype a new downhill wheel.