If one Wharton grad’s start-up takes off, your late-night bootycalls may never again be ruined by a dying phone battery. Douglas Baldasare, through his start-up “ChargeItSpot” wants to install 76 portable charging stations in businesses across Philly by June. Consumers would power up for free, while businesses would pay a monthly fee for the kiosks, in exchange for the boon in customers they would ostensibly receive. To sell local merchants on the idea, Baldasare is sending out 150 cakes to businesses across six city neighborhoods. They’ll look something like this:
In June, according to a press release, the start-up will also release an app that alerts people to nearby charging stations, once their phones dip below a certain battery level.