Currently Montou is a singular online thrift store- building out into a major online marketplace. The fee scales that come with the existing marketplaces (etsy,ebay,diy) are not structured for thrift pricing. According to the EPA- every year, the US buries 47 million tons of durable goods in the landfill. The Montou Network of users would intercept the usable, relevant goods from that, and put it into the online market. Goodwill makes 3B in revenue yearly, from donated materials- and is expected to grow 10% a year. Goodwill's 3B is not a part of those 47 M tons of goods.
The Montou network is a solution to our waste problem.
The Plus- Montou wants to bring materials that are not appropriate for our online market, to entrepreneurs in depressed economies; to resell, up-cycle, or re-purpose, rather than ending up in our landfills. Of course, the altruistic value aside- this is an opportunity to invest in human capital (self-employment) and emerging markets; and to capitalize on the waste that is built into modern consumerism.
We strive to alter perception about the kinds of cars we build - ones that promote long term sustainability in a number of ways- so that they are accepted as cost-friendly, earth-friendly, and above all else: cool.
Optimus designs and manufactures fuel systems and engine controls that enable traditional engines to utilize cleaner fuels at optimized performance levels. Our Vector System significantly reduces operating costs and mitigates harmful emissions by enabling use of cleaner burning domestically produced fuels.
In recent years the price of oil has hit record highs and is continually trending upward. Companies are paying fuel prices 3-5 times what they were ten years ago. These increases significantly cut into their bottom line and hinder their ability to do business.
Our Vector System:
Saves fleets money while utilizing renewable fuels and mitigating petroleum usage.
This "integrated knowledge & marketing platform" merges content in the expected 'green' areas (and the not-expected areas), with a directory profile that helps businesses to market to & communicate with consumers in a way that is not currently being done. This is a highly innovative idea that fills an enormous gap in the market. It adds value for consumers by breaking down the complicated topics of green in fast and easy way, and it builds several bridges between awareness and consumer behavior. It adds value for businesses by educating them on ways to "normalize green" for the mainstream consumer, while it also builds several bridges from the marketing area, back to consumer (and business) awareness.
My co-founder must be highly passionate and knowledgeable about sustainability -- we will make an enormous difference. If this is not your passion, then this opportunity is not for you.
(The video shown is for only the content-side of the platform. The video for the marketing-side is still in production.)