GEKOT Robotics

The leading developer of active safety, anti-theft and city-compliant technologies for electric scooters and light electric vehicles.

www.gekotinc.com

GEKOT Robotics creates safety technologies for lightweight electric vehicles that enable fleet operator compliance and rider safety in cities around the world. Their patented, SaaS-enabled hardware solution utilizes unique sensors to provide alerts that reduce incidents and injuries by tracking reckless riding, sidewalk riding, and accidents. Their technology has been proven effective in multiple pilots, and they have developed strategic partnerships with both Edge Labs and Razor USA – the industry leader in micro mobility vehicles. To date, GEKOT has raised $480,000 through grants and strategic partnerships.

“The SBDC Tech Team has assisted us with grant funding, IP, and developing financial projections as well as quickly identifying outside resources to assist as needed. Most important, our SBDC mentors help to identify the ‘unknown unknowns’ and put us on a resolution trajectory. Entrepreneurship is often described as ‘building an airplane while flying.’ SBDC Mobility Tech Lead Clay Phillips is my co-pilot!”Dan Champoux, Founder/CEO

Key Accomplishments

  • Strategic partnership with the world’s largest scooter manufacturer (Razor)
  • One pilot completed with Razor and a second pilot is in process
  • Completed Eastern Michigan University Executive Certificate in Entrepreneurship program
  • Completed VentureWell Ascend Accelerator program at TechTown
  • Accepted to Centrepolis Accelerator program
  • New Enterprise Forum pitch competition winner
  • Received $90,000 grant from the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification Michigan Mobility Funding Platform
  • Patent awarded

Michigan SBDC Assistance

Tech Team Consulting

  • Business Strategy and Ecosystem Introductions
  • Financial Projections and Modelling
  • SBIR Application Counsel
  • Intellectual Property Strategy
  • Investor Pitch Deck Review

Additional Support From

  • Office of Future Mobility and Electrification Michigan Mobility Funding Platform
  • TechTown
  • Centrepolis

Published October 2023.

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