Innovative auto companies are manufacturing cars that park themselves, but what about cars that find their own spots? Wouldn’t that be an innovative way to solve street parking frustrations? Currently apps alert drivers to available spots but if engineers, urban architects and developers get their way those apps will only be part of an entirely automated parking ecosystem. Here are a few ways urban centers of the future will make the most out of available parking space so that you don’t have to circle the block.
During the winter, you know exactly how beneficial ParqEx can be. After all, it’s the best way to find a parking space close to your location so that you don’t find yourself freezing before you walk to your destination! During the summer, in the warm weather, however, ParqEx has a number of other benefits that you shouldn’t ignore.
In recent years, Chicago has begun making a name for itself as a hub for new “internet of things” (IoT) technologies. One after another, new IoT technologies continue to emerge from the Windy City, and because of this, we can honestly say that this is an exciting time to be alive.
Whether you are a college student looking for extra food money or a parent hoping to make some “fun” money on the side, the sharing economy can help you bring in a bit of extra cash without much effort. This becomes especially true during holidays and other special times of the year when people are looking to do out-of-the-ordinary things and are willing to pay money to do so.
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We are thrilled to announce the release of the New feature release on the ParqEx app – DASHBOARD. Those of you that use the web app have already seen this huge improvement launched just a few weeks ago. It will roll out for the mobile app next and we know it’s going to make your life even easier! (more…)
The holiday season is here, and that means plenty of shopping is in your future. Finding the perfect gift for each and every person on your list is a fun part of the holiday season that most everyone looks forward to.
The holiday season is here, and while the bitter cold winters in Chicago may not be everyone’s thing, nobody can resist an amazing Chicago-style holiday season. After all, the holidays in Chicago mean elaborate decorations, frazzled-but-jovial holiday shoppers, and that warm fuzzy feeling everyone loves. Who can resist all of that?
If you like buffalo wings, you’re going to LOVE Buffalo Joe’s. I’ve been going to Buffalo Joe’s ever since I was a little kid (I’m 23 now) and my mouth still waters just thinking about the savory, buttery goodness of the famous Buffalo Joe’s wing sauce. Oh, and let’s not forget that the quality of the chicken wings is good, too. Really good. One bite and you’re hooked; trust me. This Evanston staple is sure to satisfy your taste buds.
The idea of sharing with your neighbor is as old as time. We share an egg when our next-door neighbor runs out, we share a ride with our workmate when their car breaks down, and we happily share our time to help our child’s teacher at the class holiday party.
ParqEx is pumped to be finalist for 2016’s “50 on Fire!”
We are 1 of just 16 B-to-C companies to make the list out of hundreds of applicants!
Chicago is one of the most diversified economies in the world, with no single industry employing more than 14% of the workforce. And this diversity extends to the city’s innovation economy, with an eclectic mix of startups, categories, entrepreneurs, enterprise tech companies, STEM organizations, universities, and more making up the ecosystem.
50 on Fire is Chicago Inno’s annual awards show, celebrating the individuals and organizations that are heating up Chicago across a variety of industries. It is a reflection of Chicago’s ecosystem at large – a collection of people and organization in a number of different roles, stages, and categories – that are, for lack of a better term, on fire. If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an entire city to build an innovation.
ParqEx is absolutely thrilled to be one of just 16 B2C companies to be included in the prestigious list.
Jeff & Matt: A story about the day two people became friends through parking.
Jeff & Matt were once sad. Jeff drives to the big city every day from the suburbs. Jeff gets lots of headaches figuring out where to park. Matt lives in the big city. Matt has a parking space, but doesn’t always use it.
ParqEx to the rescue! The simple ParqEx app allows Matt to rent his parking space to Jeff. Jeff doesn’t have to worry about where to park anymore. Matt makes some extra money. Jeff and Matt are now friends.
To list or find parking (and maybe a new friend), click here!
ParqEx company news bits:
ParqEx: Always expanding!
This month, Parqex signed deals with Farpoint Development and MO2 Properties.
ParqEx CEO at VentureFWD Summit
ParqEx Founder and CEO Vivek Mehra was one of an esteemed and select group of innovators and leaders to speak at the 2016 Venture for Women & Diversity Summit.