March 21, 2017 We warmly welcome Nancy, Patty, Melody, Cathleen, Lisa, Libby, and Kelly. Meet Nancy and Patty Offering baby gear rental service in Bend, Oregon and Surrounding Areas. Meet Melody Serving traveling families and local grandparents in Dallas and Surrounding Areas. Meet Cathleen Offering additional baby gear rental service in Raleigh and Surrounding Areas. Meet Lisa Serving traveling families and local grandparents in Burlington, Vermont and Surrounding Areas. Meet Libby Offering additional baby gear rental service in San Diego and Surrounding Areas. Meet Kelly Serving traveling families and local grandparents in Las Vegas, Nevada and Surrounding Areas.
March 14, 2017 Catalyst Week in Albuquerque Read the Article Kerri and other entrepreneurs will participate in Catalyst Week to get "unstuck" and tackle neglected projects.
March 13, 2017 We warmly welcome Talia and Lisa. Meet Talia Offering baby gear rental service in Miami-Dade County, Fort Lauderdale, and Surrounding Areas. Meet Lisa Serving traveling families and local grandparents in San Antonio and Surrounding Areas.
March 8, 2017 The Code that Rocks the Cradle Read the Article Kerri shares her story about going from developer to co-founder of Babierge.
March 8, 2017 Article in Albuquerque Business First Read the Albuquerque Business First Article Babierge lands partnership with popular vacation rental service.
March 3, 2017 We warmly welcome Dreco, Renee, Cristina, Elyce, and Katy.
Meet Dreco Offering baby gear rental service in Louisville, Kentucky and Surrounding Areas. Meet Renee Serving traveling families and local grandparents in Reno and Surrounding Areas. Meet Cristina Offering baby gear rental service in Santa Fe and Surrounding Areas. Meet Elyce Serving traveling families and local grandparents in Washington DC and Surrounding Areas. Meet Katy Offering baby gear rental service in Breckenridge, Colorado, Summit County, and Surrounding Areas.
March 2, 2017 Side Hustle School Podcast Episode Listen to the Episode Mom-Founded Startup Rents Infant Gear to Tourists
February 27, 2017 Babierge featured in parenting resource for dads Read about Babierge in Fatherly Babierge Makes It Easy To Rent Baby Gear When You Travel
February 24, 2017 We warmly welcome A.D. and Ted. Meet A.D. Offering baby gear rental service in Clark County and Portland Metro Area. Meet Ted Serving traveling families and local grandparents in Lake Tahoe and Surrounding Areas.
February 21, 2017 Innovation Navigation
Listen to the Episode Fran speaks with David Robertson at The Wharton School’s Ivy League campus via Sirius XM’s trailblazing Wharton Business Radio channel.
February 21, 2017 We warmly welcome Kelly.
Meet Kelly Offering baby gear rental service in Houston and Surrounding Areas.
February 10, 2017 Nicole interviewed on the Female Seeking Start-Up Series
Listen to the Episode Nicole talks about her experience as a Trusted Partner with Babierge.
February 2, 2017 Article in The Bump Read the Article Babierge helps make traveling easier for families.
February 1, 2017 We warmly welcome Adrian and Ameenah.
Meet Adrian Offering baby gear rental service to traveling families and local grandparents in San Diego County. Meet Ameenah Serving traveling families and local grandparents in Philly Metro and Surrounding Areas.
January 31, 2017
Read the Parent Herald Article
Flying With Baby? Startup Offers To Ease Parents' Travel Woes With AirBnB-Like Gear Rental Service
January 29, 2017 Kerri and Fran interviewed for Forbes Business Magazine
Read the Forbes Feature
Babierge is Moving On Up: Today Marks Our First Ever Feature in Forbes Business Magazine!!
January 27, 2017 We warmly welcome our first International Trusted Partner, Rossana, who will serve Vancouver, Canada.
Meet Rossana Offering baby gear rental service to traveling families and local grandparents in Vancouver and surrounding areas.
January 20, 2017 This Company Doesn’t Want You to Worry About Packing Baby Gear Ever Again
Read the Article
Read abou how Babierge is revolutionizing the way parents travel with kids.
Jan 19, 2017 We warmly welcome Helen, Kaylee, and KerryAnn.
Babierge celebrates brand new service locations and these Trusted Partners are really top-notch. We couldn't be more proud to introduce them to you!
Dec 18, 2016 Kerri Couillard Gives #MondayMotivation
Discover what she said... We sat down with Kerri Couillard, Founder & CTO of Babierge, to discuss the sharing economy, building an industry from scratch, and hiring a CEO to run your company.
Dec 14, 2016 Babies Coming for the Holidays? Try Renting Equipment To Make Stay Easy
Trusted Partner in Oakland Lands Feature McDermott said that she enjoys helping her clients make traveling and hosting easier and less hectic. One of her favorite things is creating fun play spaces in grandparent's homes.
Dec 8, 2016 We warmly welcome Hilary.
Meet Hilary We are so excited to offer traveling families and local grandparents to/in Boston and Cambridge Massachusetts new baby gear rental service.
Nov 30, 2016 We warmly welcome Theresa.
Meet Theresa Tumber Great new service locations... She will be providing service to Chesapeake & Norfolk VA, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Outer Banks (north of Nags Head), Moyock & South Mills, NC and Elizabeth City & Camden, NC.
Oct 28, 2016 We warmly welcome our newest Trusted Partner to help serve you.
Meet Tess She will be providing more wholehearted service to traveling families and local grandparents in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Oct 12, 2016 We warmly welcome our newest Trusted Partners to help serve you.
Meet Vicky and Chris Lucas They will be providing baby gear rental service in Kitsap (Port Orchard), Tacoma, and Federal Way counties in Washington State - near Seattle.
Oct 7, 2016 Need a book, a crib, or running pal on vacation? There’s a concierge for that
Thanks to both Jon Marcus, Globe Correspondent and Yvonne Christiansen (Our Minneapolis/St.Paul Minnesota Trusted Partner), Babierge is mentioned in this article Read here
Sep 21, 2016 We warmly welcome our newest Trusted Partners to help serve you.
Meet Marcia Zepeda - Additional service in San Francisco, East Bay, South Bay, and Marin County Meet Morgan Konkel - New service in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the Surrounding Suburbs and Areas Meet Sandy Carpenter - New service in Fort Collins, Colorado and other Northern Colorado Areas, even Southeast Wyoming
Sep 20, 2016 Announcing that Babierge is accepted into Stanford's StartX accelerator
StartX is a non-profit business incubator associated with Stanford University that offers community, mentorship, education, and resources. The program will run from Oct until Dec 2016 in Palo Alto, CA. Our team can't wait to participate! Check out what this means for us at Babierge... http://startx.com/accelerator
Sep 20, 2016 StartX Selects Our Very Own
Fran was selected to be Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) for Stanford's StartX Accelerator. From StartX: Within the community we have Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs). These are Stanford alumni founders who work on their own startups out of our shared office space and have already had successful exits, funding rounds, and product releases with their previous startups. EIRs are there to mentor and support all founders in the program.
We are so thankful to have Fran Maier's expertise and experience at Babierge!
Sep 9, 2016 Babierge first national media mention
This day marked a historic event... Babierge's first mention in national media on NBC News. Thanks Nicole Audrey Spector for the nice big mention. Read Article > Want to Earn Extra Cash? These Companies Are Always Hiring
Sep 9, 2016 Babierge first national media mention
Tech.Co Pitch Night judged by none other than our own Fran Maier with following fireside chat with Paul Singh (partner with 500 Startups, investor and early-stage tech startup adviser) of Results Junkies Tech Tour #RJTechTour Fireside bits: Bit 1 | Bit 2
Aug 18, 2016 We warmly welcome them!
Meet Kathleen and Meredith
Aug 15, 2016 We warmly welcome our newest!
Meet Trish McDermott - New service to Oakland, CA (and East Bay) Meet Wendy Nord - New service to San Gabriel Valley cities and communities in CA (extended Los Angeles service) Meet Nicole Kitzman - New service in Washington, DC Metro areas Meet Kayla Watson - More service to the Orange County, CA Meet Jessica Kiely - More service around San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Peninsula Meet Gail Rhodes - More service in Scottsdale, AZ
Jul 29, 2016 The Opportunity for Trusted Partners
Colleen, the Travel Mama writes and publishes article about the Babierge opportunity on her amazingly popular blog. Read How to Rent Your Baby Gear to Travelers to Earn Money with Babierge
Jul 29, 2016 Female Seeking Startup
Series with Emmy award-winning host Kym McNicholas, Babierge Founder Kerri Couillard and Co-Founder/CEO Fran Maier talk about finding a new niche in the multi-billion-dollar baby market through baby gear rental, and how others can earn a piece of the pie. Listen On-Demand
Jul 15, 2016 Forget about getting away from it all. Traveling with a baby is often about getting away with it all.
Renting baby gear's not an obvious vacation option but it's the smartest! Read Sarah Gordon's great article Traveling with a Baby—Your Rental Baby Gear Guide
Jul 15, 2016 We warmly welcome Joe and Debra!
Joe and Debra who will be providing service to the Phoenix, Arizona areas of Scottsdale, Tempe, Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, and Paradise Valley Meet Joe and Debra
Jul 5, 2016 We launch 3 New Independent Trusted Partners...
Lindsey, who will now provide service to Chicagoland's Western Suburbs. More specifically Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Geneva, Hinsdale, La Grange, Lombard, Midway Airport, Naperville, Oak Brook, Schaumburg, St. Charles, Warrenville, Western Springs, Wheaton. Meet Lindsey
Also, we have Blair, who will be providing service to the Orange County areas in California. Especially these areas - Aliso Viejo, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Irvine, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Ladera Ranch, Lake Forest, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita. Meet Blair
And last but not least, Andreas, is going to provide service to SFO and the Upper Peninsula in the San Francisco area. Especially these locations - SFO Burlingame, Hillsborough, Millbrae, South San Francisco, San Bruno, Brisbane, San Mateo, and the Upper Peninsula. Meet Andreas
Jul 4, 2016 'New Mexico Moms Launch Businesses to Help Parents' by Lysée Mitri of #KRQE. Babierge along with 2 other businesses, Yummy Spoon and BabyPage appear on news in sweet little piece - Read/Listen Here
Jun 28, 2016 Babierge feature that is introduced on front page and continued for nearly one whole page in the local business section. Both Founder/CTO and Co-Founder/CEO have very strong Santa Fe, NM connection and roots. Check Us Out
Jun 15, 2016 Celebrating the fact the Fran Maier Joins
We sit down on-air with Dan Mayfield to discuss the Babierge update that former Co-Founder of Match.com and TRUSTe, Fran Maier, joins as CEO of Babierge Watch Us
Jun 15, 2016 KOB Feature with Babierge
Mom starts business to aid family travel plans Watch Us
Jun 3, 2016 We launch a new Trusted Partner named Jessie Maier today and we couldn't be happier! We are so excited that our high-end Babierge service can now be found in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Meet Jessie
May 1, 2016 Fran Maier joins Babierge as CEO and Co-Founder. Fran has so much experience and we are thankful to have her join. She is Co-Founder of Match.com and TRUSTe. Fran's Linked In. This is also the first day of our incorporation - a change from an LLC to INC!
May 1, 2016
We are so excited to announce that we have new Trusted Partners in both Los Angeles and San Francisco California!
Sarah Duff is sure to make a lot of traveling families and local grandparents happy in Los Angeles - go Sarah! Meet Sarah at Babierge Los Angeles.
Also, Herb Williams will help families make long lasting memories while in San Francisco. Meet Herb @ Babierge San Francisco. Our community is growing and we couldn't be happier!
Apr 13, 2016 Today we celebrate and welcome Heather Munro as our Trusted Partner! Her new business went live today on the Babierge platform. See Memphis Baby Equipment Rentals. Heather will provide high-end, personal customer service to the Memphis area. Traveling Families and local grandparents will be amazed by this new service.
Mar 15, 2016 We warmly welcome Christina Barker as our Trusted Partner! Her new business went live today on the Babierge platform. See Chicago Baby Equipment Rentals. Christina will provide high-end, personal customer service to the Windy City. Traveling Families and local grandparents will be amazed by this new service.
Mar 10, 2016 We have just been notified of our acceptance into Project Entrepreneur. #?NYC?! There were over 500 applications. Rent The Runway and UBS will help us to nurture our startup, and provide us with actionable steps and resources to move us closer to becoming a scalable, economically impactful company. Checkout how cool this is!
Feb 10, 2016 Kerri Couillard Founder/CEO of Babierge accepted into highly sought-after Women's Startup Lab (Menlo Park, CA - Silicon Valley) for a 2-week intensive/immersive accelerator program.
Feb 6, 2016 We celebrate new service to Albuquerque and Rio Rancho New Mexico! Check it out!. Our Trusted Partner will provide high-end, personal customer service and baby equipment rentals to our locations.
Feb 6, 2016 We warmly welcome Laura Herndon as our Trusted Partner! Her new business went live today on the Babierge platform. Check it out!. She will provide high-end, personal customer service and baby equipment rentals to the cities and suburbs of San Antonio, Texas.
Feb 4, 2016 We warmly welcome Yvonne Christiansen as our first Trusted Partner! Her new business went live today on the Babierge platform. Check it out!. Yvonne will provide high-end, personal customer service and baby equipment rentals to the cities and suburbs of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.
Jan 15, 2016 Soft launch to accept applications for Trusted Partners on our new Babierge Platform. We are taking our first baby steps into the Collaborative Economy.
Jul 8, 2015 Kerri Couillard featured in article Words to Work by by Kelly Hoey > Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jkhoey
Jul 8, 2015 Kerri Couillard presents on her journey and challenges
Jul 8, 2015 Kerri Couillard featured in article Red, White, Blue, and Entrepreneurial What's as American as apple pie? The entrepreneurial mindset by Kelly Hoey > Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jkhoeyhttp://www.inc.com/kelly-hoey/red-white-blue-and-entrepreneurial.html
Jun 8, 2015 Kerri Couillard presents on the technology behind Babierge - 'CakePHP Custom Website for Babies'
May 17, 2015 Kerri Couillard spent 2 weekends in Albuquerque at the first Catalyst Week. She set 'SMART' goals and won Best Execution of Goals!http://sharpheels.com/2015/04/in-conversation-with-46/
May 22, 2015 Kerri Couillard is interview by Kelly Hoey in a feature piece. Called a Disruptor in the Collaborative Economy
Apr 7, 2015 KOB in Albuquerque ran a news piece on our business and you can watch it here and read the article - Babierge lands on KOB News We are so happy about this news!
Apr 6, 2015 We launched our new website for our new business name Babierge! We also setup shop in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Nikki Ibarra from KOB stopped by our new storage facility for an interview.
Albuquerque Business First by Dan Mayfield
Mar 26, 2015, 2:39pm MDT
Any parent knows of the heaps of baby toys, rockers, potty seats and cribs that pile up. "I had a ton of baby stuff in my garage," said Kerri Couillard. One day, as her two children had outgrown most of the stuff, her husband asked if he could put it on Craigslist and try to sell it. Read More ...
Kerri Couillard, from right here in Santa Fe, has been operating a company since 2011, that provides infant and toddler equipment rentals to local grandparents and families visiting Santa Fe. She was chosen as a finalist for an inaugural 2015 HauteHopes scholarship. This past Saturday night she 'pitched' her business successfully from stage to a crowd of over 200 at Tamaya Resort in Bernalillo, NM. There were 11 finalists, and enough was donated, so that the organization Hautepreneurs could award 6 scholarships even though they initially only thought they could support 3.
Ms. Couillard came home a winner from the competition and will receive seed money, a yearlong entrepreneurial training program, will be put into a mastermind group mostly made up of Albuquerque high-level women in order to build a support system, as well as will be able to attend many start-up and entrepreneur conferences throughout the state. She was also gifted a lawyer to acquire a new trademark and will receive a large branding package.
J.Kelly Hoey says this about Ms. Couillard ... "This is what an entrepreneur looks like - she's a programmer, Mom of 2 and she's making money disrupting the baby set with a collaborative economy biz model HauteHopes Finalist, Kerri Couillard founder of Babierge @jkhoey
About Ms. Hoey
"1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship" - Forbes
"25 Smartest Women On Twitter" - Fast Company
"100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter" - Business Insider
"100 NYC Tech Influencers You Need To Know" - AlleyWatch
The organization Hautepreneurs, based in Albuquerque, has developed a fund that provides start-up and business scholarships with grants to disadvantaged women of New Mexico. "We've found there is this 'grey area' where women fall through the cracks of the current systems in place to help fund and support businesses, either because they don't have access to capital or the right network for vital mentoring. So many businesses launched by women have the potential to be successful but stall in that grey zone, and we aim to help these women make the leap across that divide to viability where these women entrepreneurs are then positioned to gain access to resources and capital they couldn't have otherwise accessed to by virtue of their inexperience in business and their gender," said Lisa Abeyta, Co-Founder of Hautepreneurs and Albuquerque business owner.