Harbor Lockers, a division of smart locker manufacturer Luxer One, has chosen Nytch, Ship Safe Network and Pantry Plus as the recipients for the next round of its Ecosystem Development Grant (EDG).
Harbor supports and encourages new business builders to build marketplaces and any locker-based applications that will expand the Harbor public locker ecosystem. The grant empowers app developers who are building key tools and experiences that accelerate the adoption and utilization of Harbor’s Public Locker Network infrastructure. Each qualified participant will be eligible to receive up to US$50,000.
W Tad Jenkins, general manager of Harbor Lockers, said, “Given the growth of lockers and how they can accelerate growth for companies, we are in the prime position to give opportunities to builders that are looking for new ways to expand and maximize their businesses. We are providing extra support to those builders that have promising ideas that will prosper with access to our wide public locker network while easing the burden of development time and cost.”
Harbor Lockers requires that all grant recipients have an app eligible on the Harbor Locker Network within its eight-week launch period. Startups will have direct access to the Harbor Connect developer ecosystem, which includes a full-stack locker API + SDK to reach four key milestones and get published in the iOS and Android app stores among other eligibility criteria.
Applications that can be built on Harbor include last-mile package pickup, food pickup, product giveaways, event bag storage, peer-to-peer exchange, IT storage, local marketplace, and many more.
Miles Mufuka Martin, co-founder and CEO at Relai, a recipient of the EDG, said, “Receiving the grant was critical to reaching our development goals this year. Partnering with Harbor has allowed us to expand our physical reach without the typical costs of building out a physical network, which let us add that energy back to other parts of the business. The team and I are proud of the work so far and we’re excited to keep growing.”