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Washlava Expands Technology Offering to Speed Queen Laundry Equipment

Washlava rescues customers from bad vended laundry experiences, expands patent-pending, app-based technology platform to Speed Queen Quantum laundry equipment. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tampa, Fla. February 13, 2018 – Washlava, the mobile technology startup modernizing vended laundry through its patent-pending, machine-integrated technology platform and corresponding mobile application, announced today the expansion of its technology onto Speed […]

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Washlava Goes Beyond Mobile Payments, Launches Connected Laundry Experience

Las Vegas, Nev. June 05, 2017 – Washlava, the mobile technology startup helping laundry businesses ditch quarters and reach more customers, announced today that the first release of its patent-pending mobile application and technology platform is now available on LG Giant commercial washers and dryers. The company’s proprietary system, designed specifically for self-service laundry, consists […]

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The 9 Tampa Bay Startups You Need to Know About

One of the easiest ways to track a city’s startup ecosystem is to take a look at the growth of coworking spaces. More than a dozen different startup hubs are popping up around Florida, and the tropical Tampa Bay area is no exception.

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Wash Hacks

Laundry tips you’ll actually use.

Save Your Sweaters! How to depill your sweater in 30 seconds

Have your sweaters seen better days? Breathe new life into your sweater with this quick and easy hack to remove pills.   “Pills” are those pesky little balls of fabric that stick on to your linens and sweaters after a few washes, ruining the smooth appearance. Pilling can occur from fabrics with loose fibers, fabrics […]

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Homemade Lemon Stain Remover: a miracle solution for tough stains

Stains are as much a reality of life as breathing is. From messy eaters, to kids, to pets at home, there’s bound to be a stain somewhere. The real struggle is the expensive store-bought cleaners full of chemicals you’ve never heard of. Struggle no more with this homemade stain remover spray, saving you time, money, […]

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Laundry Organization Hack: Individual Baskets For Every Family Member!

Anyone who shares a living space with kids knows how difficult it can be to keep up the cleanliness of their home. Laundry organization is a perpetual battle. We’ve got a simple hack for you to simplify life and keep laundry day hassle-free. Laundry Hack: Individual Baskets for Every Family Member   This hack is […]

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Fix The Four Most Common Food Stains Quick!

Time around the table with family and friends is valuable. But sometimes those meals get a little messy! Whether your kids wore more food than they ate, a wine glass tumbled over, or that tablecloth has seen better days – we have the easiest fixes for the most common food stains you’ll see this season. […]

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Honey, I Shrunk The Clothes! – A guide to unshrink anything

Oh Suds! Your favorite sweater snuck into the wash and now it’s shrunk. Don’t worry, we’ve got the fix for you! Thanks to our friend, Joan Clark, at Tips Bulletin we have a solution for every fabric you could possibly shrink. See the full article and ultimate guide here.   How To Unshrink Clothes In […]

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Get the Tough Stains Out: Remove Set-in Blood Stains

We all know the struggle – your kiddo scrapes their knee at the playground during recess and now you have a difficult, set-in, blood stain on the new school clothes you purchased. Don’t worry! We’ve got the solution for getting out that stain and returning those clothes to their former glory.  These steps are an […]

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The Spin

Sneak peek at what’s happening at Washlava right now.

Disruptive Technology Business How do you know when an industry is ripe for disruption?

How do you know when an industry is ripe for disruption?

Article was originally posted on Quora by Washlava founder and CEO, Todd Belveal. How do you know when an industry is ripe for disruption? We all want our startups to be the next Uber, the next Airbnb. Everyone loves a good underdog story. Whether it’s a 15-seed running deep into your March Madness bracket, or […]

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Welcome to the Spin!

Welcome to the Spin, your destination for everything Washlava! We’ll share behind-the-scenes info on what’s happening at Washlava, industry stats, interviews with Washlava lavaliers and much more!

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Taking the Technology for A Spin!

In Fall 2016, we partnered with a leading laundry management company for a 90-day beta test of our laundry platform at University of Florida. The test was held at Infinity Hall, UF’s premier live-work residence hall.

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Audi’s Purchase of Silvercar is Good News

10 years ago, Washlava’s founder and CEO, Todd Belveal, had a bad rental car experience and decided to do something about it. That “something” was Silvercar, a mobile-enabled car rental company that delivers a consistently great rental experience in a silver Audi A4.

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