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Kids Transportation Services

Providing a kids transportation service to service working families that is safe reliable and affordable.

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Bukkaroo is a kids taxi service which provides transportation services to working families in order to assist with extra curricular activities and schooling. With the school districts having limited funding to provide bus transportation to schools of choice the responsibility falls in the laps of parents. With limited funding for buses for extra curricular activities our solution provides families with answers to ensure their children aren't deprived of opportunities due to work schedules.r

Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

Parents use the service to provide additional assistance with transportation. Children being kidnapped or child trafficking is a problem nationwide and for those who have children who are alone walking from a bus stop or are in need of a ride from valley ball practice, our service provides the solution to get their child from point A to point B.  Parents who have multiple children also find this service to handy as they are unable to get multiple children to activities as a result of conflicting schedules. Parents who prefer schooling outside of their local area, private schools, and charter schools utilize this service in order to get their children to schooling of preference. Parents who have custody and shared parenting use this service in order to accommodate being out of district still having the responsibility of working and providing the transportation during their weeks of custody. Foster care agencies will reduce case worker workload by providing transportation assistance.

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Fully Scaled - you have already scaled your solution and are exploring new use cases

Insights from previous testing (500 characters)

The need for the service is global, we have a waiting in list in many cities where our services aren't offered.

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

Bukkaroo provides transportation services to parents trying to maintain work/life balance. We offer many different affordable packages to assist parents with getting their children from point A to point B. www.bukkaroo.com https://www.facebook.com/bukkaroo/videos/1711177202518229/

Size of your team or organization

  • 2-10

Team or Organization URL

www.bukkaroo.com https://www.facebook.com/bukkaroo/videos/1711177202518229/

Funding Request

  • $100,000

Rough budget (500 characters)

30,000 - Purchase vehicles 25,000 - Insurance for vehicles 15,000 - Marketing / App improvement 30,000 - Salaries

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

During the pilot phase we plan on launching the service in the selected city, Currently the business is up and running in 2 cities within 2 different states and we will use the current website, current phone system, and process of registering each family to pilot each new city we pilot.  During the pilot phase we will contact those on our waiting list and promote the service in each new prospective city and begin scheduling services and signing contracts with those families in need.

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

We currently monitor every email, keep record of every phone call so we would be able to monitor profits from each city separately through the current accounting system. We would monitor the number of registrations, number of days per week each service is schedule, pricing for each particular pilot city, and ability to sustain long term staff.

Sustainability Plan (500 characters)

The current pilot cities have been launched for 2 years going into year 3. The need is there and profits were made after 9 months with the company being able to sustain itself with only part-time staff.

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Hey, I'm a faciliator here with the Challenge, great idea Danielle! Keep the submissions coming!

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