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HotSpot Parking nominated for 100 000 Award

Author: ITS

Posted on Jun 11, 2015

Category: General Interest , Our Community

Have you feared getting a parking ticket when trying to park downtown because you forgot to get change for the meter?meter

Phillip Curley is a local entrepreneur and UNB Graduate. He has been tackling this very challenge for drivers and retailers to bring a more comfortable setting for parking in Fredericton’s downtown core, with the creation of HotSpot Parking.

Phillip ran a pilot on select parking meters in the downtown core that ended on March 31, 2015. Drivers were able to park at designated HotSpot meters, record the meter number, and pay for their meter with an app.

Now, Phillip hopes to provide retailers with an opportunity to pull in more customers by offering free parking.

Phillip has recently been nominated for BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada)’s Young Entrepreneur Award, which is a $100,000 cash prize for first place.

To vote for Phillip, UNB’s  own young, local entrepreneur, visit BDC’s Contest page.