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Bukkaroo Ultimate Kids Kab

Bukkaroo is a kids taxi service which provides transportation services to children 4-17 years of age.

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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.

How will your solution benefit residents, workers, or visitors in the Michigan Central Station impact area? (1,000 characters)

Residents, and workers would benefit from this service.

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. Parents have expressed how much the service has relieved some of their stress knowing that their children are safely taken to their destinations without having to worry about how they are going to get there.

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.

Size of your team or organization

  • 2-10

Team or Organization URL

Are you submitting as a student team?

  • No

Are you submitting as a team from the Impact Area?

  • No

Funding Request

  • $150,000

Rough Budget (500 characters)

50,000 - Insurance, 35,000 Salaries for staffing, $40,000 vehicles, 25,000 marketing,

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

We would locate an ideal area to a open local office, hire a manager to oversee the daily office functions, and driver contracts. We would purchase vehicles have wrapped, and get insurance policy in place. File all the permits needed with the local government. We would then go through our current waiting list in the Detroit area, we would began by contacting those families and announcing we have services in the area. We would start with getting those contracts and then communicating to the local private, and charter schools to provide affordable options to parents. We would also broadcast on the local TV and radio stations so that customers are aware of the services available. Once complete service would be up and running.

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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Photo of Boratha Tan

Hi Danielle McCurdy thanks for your submission. I am part of the facilitation team in City:One. I was wondering what cities you've piloted. And what the data is.

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