By the end of the month thousands of Oomf smart chargers will be charging students’ mobile devices at 16 colleges and universities throughout the United States. For today’s tech-driven, student-on-the-go this means having confidence that they can stay connected and productive, without being constrained to an outlet.
“Student life is inherently connected and mobile, thus keeping your device(s) powered is vital to being productive” said James Riel, Co-founder and CRO of Oomf Inc. “No matter what they need their devices for, Oomf will keep students charged.”
In the Spring of 2015, Oomf launched a pilot program with Northeastern University, deploying 300 smart chargers to 30 locations across campus. Nearly 4,000 users activated 51,800 charges, with 75% of users returning. In addition to providing portable power, Oomf was able to employ student users as on-site support and maintenance for the service.
After experiencing success at NU, Oomf partnered with 16 more schools to offer the free, semester-long pilot program, with the option to renew at a discount the following semester. Students in need of a quick boost, can pick up a charger and keep it for 24 hours. To activate, users sign in to a mobile webapp (Oomf.it), enter the unique activation code and they’re ready to take their charge with them. Students can return their Oomf to any of the charge locations around campus when they are finished.
“My journey with Oomf began while studying entrepreneurship at Northeastern” said Riel, “so, I always saw partnering with college campuses in our future.” Although the primary focus of Oomf’s campus program is for untethered charging, it’s success as a growing, and charitable, startup may also inspire young business-savvy innovators like Riel.
Learn more about the Oomf, and how to become a collegiate partner by visiting theoomf.com
About Oomf Inc.
Oomf is an innovative software platform that enables the sharing economy – one thing at a time. Our shareable portable chargers have revolutionized the way campuses design for accessible power. If you’re interested in exploring more on Oomf’s shareable power products, please visit www.theoomf.com or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.