CupHub

We strive to end period poverty by breaking taboos & raising awareness!

Aart Rozendaal
TU Delft
Embedded Systems and Integrated Porduct Design

Over het initiatief / About the initiative

CupHub

In welke fase zit jouw initiatief? / In what stage is your initiative?

Uitgewerkt conceptfase

Heb je jouw initiatief al gevalideerd? / Did you validate your initiative?

We currently have 50 people on the waitinglist to participate in our pilot.

Meer informatie over jouw initiatief / More info about your initiative

CupHub introduces Casey: a convenient and sustainable on-the-go menstrual cup cleaner for stress-free use, anywhere, anytime.
With Casey in your bag, you say goodbye to the hassle of cleaning your menstrual cup in awkward situations, such as public restrooms without private sinks. This compact companion supports you in embracing a more sustainable and safer menstrual experience. Casey makes menstruation easier, making you feel confident and comfortable in any situation. Time to say goodbye to disposable products and switch to an environmentally conscious choice!
At CupHub we believe that everyone has the right to menstrual hygiene with dignity, without barriers. Together we break taboos, increase awareness and promote access to essential menstrual products. CupHub strives to have a positive impact on the lives of others and contribute to a world where no one has to worry about basic needs during their menstrual period. Choose Casey and help contribute to the mission of a world free of period poverty.

Wat is er anders/nieuw aan jouw idee/oplossing t.o.v. bestaande oplossingen? / What is different/new about your idea/solution compared to existing solutions??

Clean your menstrual cup anywhere, anytime!

Casey, our innovative on-the-go menstrual cup cleaner, offers a convenient and sustainable solution for maintaining menstrual hygiene.

Addressing the challenge of hygiene in public spaces, where private sinks may be scarce, Casey enhances cleanliness and convenience.

It solves the four largest issues of the menstrual cup: rinsing in public spaces, sterilising the cup before and after every cycle, taking it with you on the go and storing it in between uses. In this Casey is unique and it is the only portable cup cleaner because it is airtight and watertight. This ensures that no blood or other fluids will spill in your bag while carrying the cleaner.

Furthermore, a patent is currently ready for part of the design that we did not show to anyone yet. As soon as we receive our first funding, the patent is send for application. The part that will be patented improves the usability of the Casey. We are in contact with Michiel van Stapele at RVO and Martijn Timmermans at V.O. Patents. 

Wat zijn jouw volgende stappen om het verder te ontwikkelen? / What are your next steps to develop the initiative?

We are currently working on a website and crowdfunding platform to raise awareness and money whilst we are also actively working with patent lawyers and Dutch product manufacturers to start the first pilot. After that, we will do our second and third pilot to improve on the user feedback and we will perform laboratory tests to certify the medical claims. After the summer we plan to finalise the product, find investors, order the first injection mould and officially enter the Dutch market by November.

Wat heb je nodig om (nog meer) impact te maken met dit initiatief? / What do you need to make (more) impact with this initiative?

To further our process we need funding for several stages of the company. But that is not all, we would also need guidance in the areas where we are lacking, like finance and legal. Here a mentorship would be a great fit for us. Lastly, we are looking for a free or cheap workplace to start the company.