A bootstrapped startup in Victoria has officially launched its flagship product.
Given the recent disc golf boom in BC, MeepMeep is in the business of smart disc golf accessories hardware. Its first product is a stick-on, smartphone-connected tracker device designed to help disc golfers save time by finding lost discs faster.
“Growing up playing disc golf in the world-class courses we have here on the West Coast, I’ve always loved the sport,” says cofounder Eve Olynyk, who graduated from the University of Victoria. “Now with the explosion of disc golf, there has never been a more exciting time to be in this space.”
MeepMeep’s tracker is tiny at five millimetres thick and weighing in at just seven grams. An accompanying app will alert players only when needed.
“Unlike annoying, forever-on beepers which interrupt the serenity of your game, this smart disc golf accessory will only ring when you need it to,” the startups website reads.
MeepMeep funded its tracker via pre-order format and recently finished shipping out pre-orders. Now the product is “fully available online and at retailers across the US and Canada,” according to Olynyk.
“We are so excited to actually see our vision come to life as a result of our incredible team, the phenomenal support we’ve received from many partners, and from the disc golf community itself,” she said.
Olynyk believes there is ample room for hardware startups to launch and grow on Vancouver Island.
“While Greater Victoria’s software tech success story has long been discussed, we’re only recently seeing the hardware space grow and we’re incredibly proud to be one of the companies taking part in this moment,” she said.