Two Belmont sophomores, Ale Delgado and Hayden Coleman, want to be “Moovers and Shakers” with a new entrepreneurial project. The duo hopes to purchase a food truck to serve milkshakes and ice cream floats from their mobile parlor. They’re currently trying to raise $5,000 before April 24 through a Kickstarter fundraising campaign.
According to the Moovers and Shakers website, the concept began when Coleman and Delgado serendipitously discovered that they both wanted to open classic soda parlors. This idea quickly evolved into the idea of a mobile milkshake truck roaming the streets of Nashville. They immediately dove into writing their business plan and, after three weeks of lots of caffeine and little sleep, they won second place in Belmont University’s Business Plan Competition.
Now with $2,000 in their hands, they’re gearing up to raise the rest of their start up funds, revamp a truck, and get on the road by May 2011. ” As of now,” Coleman told the Nashvillest, “our plan is to run full time in the summer, and then try to move into catering and special events in the off-season when we won’t have a very regular flow of customers. This way, we can still operate in some capacity while we’re in school.”
In addition to the Nashvillest story, Moovers and Shakers has also received local media coverage from the Nashville Scene.