South Florida startup Boatsetter has been selected as an Endeavor Miami Entrepreneur. An international selection panel met in Miami from Dec. 11 to Dec. 13 to complete the award selection process, which also included two other companies - Entic and Mediconecta, said Laura Maydón, managing director of Endeavor Miami.
As an Endeavor Entrepreneur, Boatsetter now has access to global talents, capital, and markets in addition to business mentorship as a high-impact startup.
After acquiring Boatbound, their largest U.S. competitor, Boatsetter is ready to expand its presence in the U.S. Market and the Caribbean rental and luxury yacht rental marketplace, said CEO Jaclyn Baumgarten.
“We are thrilled to become part of the Endeavor family,” Baumgarten said. “This is a unique group of talent and access to networks that will accelerate our growth and bring to life the Boatsetter vision to make boating accesible to anyone, anywhere.”
Founded by Andy Sturner and Baumgarten, Boatsetter combines the rental mechanics of Airbnb with the on-demand labor dynamics of Uber to deliver a hassle-free boat rental experience.
Boatless individuals choose from vetted boats in ports worldwide to rent for excursions at competitive prices on Boatsetter’s digital marketplace.
Boatsetter recently entered a strategic partnership with Airbnb to provide exclusive nautical experiences in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami and Barcelona.