For the past several months we have been working hard to finalize our first product, the Skarabeos 01 bag. Startup financing from aws impulse made it possible for us to convert our idea and prototype into a final product. In the first half of the year we developed the design and hardware components, and partnered with bagjack, an experienced partner with roots in Berlin’s bike messenger scene, to produce our bags. Over the summer, we finished work on the firmware and app with our Berlin-based collaborators Evenly and Esys, both of which specialize in software and mobile apps. Graphic designer Manuel Radde has been busy creating Skarabeos’ visual world. After generating our corporate identity and brand manual, he has been devoting himself to further vital elements of our brand – our packaging and online retail presence. Since June, friends and fans have been traveling the world with our bag to test its features and give us feedback.
This year, we also participated in several important events and festivals in Vienna, Berlin and Munich. We capped off a successful year in early December with our presentation at TC Disrupt in Berlin. All in all, 2017 was a good year for us, and we’ve accomplished a lot. We’re really looking forward to the Skarabeos launch in 2018 – very exciting!