Stanford student launches on-demand startup for ’emergency’ items like deodorant and hangover cures

TechCrunch | 3/4/2017 | Megan Rose Dickey
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Imagine you’ve come down with a cold while you’re away on a trip. You don’t necessarily want to buy a box of Kleenex, a full pack of Sudafed (or whatever decongestant you’re into) knowing that you have all these supplies at home, but just not currently with you. Wouldn’t it be great if someone could just bring you a sample size of tissue, a couple of Sudafeds and some throat lozenges? That’s where Jetpack, which recently launched on campus at Stanford, comes in.

“It’s not that they completely ran out of these things, but they’re in a situation where they just need a sample size,” Jetpack founder and CEO Fatima Dicko, a graduate student at Stanford University, told TechCrunch.

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Jetpack delivers “emergency” supplies to students on demand. Initially, 15 items are available for on-demand delivery, and each item costs anywhere from one to five dollars. Currently, there are 100 students on campus equipped with Jetpack bags, ready to supply people with anything from energy drinks to cold meds to hangover remedies.

Jetpack pre-stocks people with those items so that once they get the request, all they have to do is worry about is the delivery. Jetpackers receive a standard weekly fee for selling a certain...
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