Bringing people together
Pikup started under the name Runerra with a goal to bring communities together by connecting people already out with those that need something.
Formed by University of Minnesota alumni, Runerra was created to develop networks of students that work together by picking up items for each other.
In July of 2018, our team was selected for the Techstars + Target Retail Accelerator Program. A 4-month incubator designed to teach early-stage startups how to launch products to market and start the fundraising process.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Following the Techstars Accelerator, Runerra launched as a beta at the University of Minnesota to begin user testing. During this time partnerships were formed with several retailers including Target, Caribou Coffee, and Qdoba.
Freshing it up
As our user-base has grown, we have received an immense amount of feedback on the name Runerra which led us to take a whole different approach.