blinq Founder & CEO Alexis Wong feels the pain. She grew up in Hong Kong, where underground mass transit is a hub of not just transportation, but also convenient services for travelers. Coming to the Bay Area, she noticed transit here was only used as a transportation vehicle, and she missed its essence as a congregational medium.
And so, we convinced BART to let us create an entire lifestyle hub on the concourse levels of the busiest stations. By offering convenient services and goods to commuters, we can make everybody’s experience a little more pleasant, while providing a way for quality brands, community activists and local artists to interact with a core, urban audience.
blinq will launch in two of San Francisco’s busiest BART and Muni stations — Embarcadero and Montgomery — and is set to expand to five more locations throughout 2016. blinq is an online to offline retail ecosystem providing commuters with unique brand experiences and concierge services across the BART and MUNI system. The blinq app and the blinq pods--located at the concourse level of the BART stations--will host a rotating selection of pop up shops and happenings that help people take care of errands, discover new products and unearth cultural finds. All during the course of their daily commute.
Friendships make up the base of a successful working relationship. They ground us, allow us to push each other, invest in each other, and grow together. We win or fail together.
Happiness is the key ingredient to our success. We strive to bring joy to our team, our fans and our city by building excitement, discovery and convenience in the day-to-day.
We’re never ones to hold back. We do what we say, and say what we do. Speaking what’s on our mind allows us to create and build in the best possible way. We delay no more. We get sh*t done.
We’re a diverse group of individuals with one thing in common: we want the smoothest commute possible. Too bad teleportation doesn’t exist yet.