Technology continues to evolve, even during a pandemic, as we find more ways to utilize it to our advantage.

Created to help reduce traffic congestion and provide a more eco-friendly method of transportation for its users, Verve Scooters offers dockless electronic scooters. It’s also the only Black-owned scooter company that targets inner cities to create pathways of success for people outside of suburban areas.

“Verve Scooters came to fruition because we saw a need for an effective eco-friendly way of transportation for our community that was also affordable,” CEO Kevin Thompson, co-founder, Tykeem “Tak” Williams, and COO, Naim Statham, said in an interview with Black Enterprise.

Not only is Verve Scooters affordable, but its founders also have plans to utilize the success of their business to serve as a gateway for others.

“We plan to start an investment group for young minorities and returning citizens to get into the tech industry and become entrepreneurs,” they said.

As they look toward the future, the founders are already thinking of ways they could expand.

“We hopefully plan for the future to be in Tyler Perry Studios, among many other communities. We also want to provide transportation and help provide infrastructure in underdeveloped countries in Africa.”

In the meantime, the company has secured investors like former NBA champion, Rasheed Wallace.

For more information on Verve Scooters, visit their website.