Micromobility explores the disruption to urban transport that comes from new electric, lightweight utility vehicles. Using the history of computing as a framework, we unpack how e-bikes, scooters and more will change how people get around cities.



episode 117: The most micro of micromobility - the Onewheel founder, Kyle Doerksen

Today Oliver interviews Kyle Doerksen, founder/CEO of Onewheel, about the companies journey. Kyle has been in the space since the very beginning and epitomises the builder mentality - having tinkered with lots of components back in the late 2000’s to build his first prototypes. They also talk a lot about funding and manufacturing as OneWheel has taken quite a different approach to others in the space in the USA. This video is also up as a Youtube video, complete with images of the vehicle as well. 

Specifically, they dig into:

- The origins of Onewheel/Kyle’s background and motivation for starting the company

- The vehicles and where they're finding a market including the breakdown between commuters and recreational users.

- How Kyle thinks about community building, including Onewheel racing events.

- How they think about countering the learning curve for the vehicle and their target demographic.

- What the market for funding etc. has been like on your journey since the late 2000’s and why Kyle is a fan of bootstrapping.

- What Kyle’s excited about in the micromobility space


 2021-08-04  39m