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Carpool for commute

We provide mobile platform for people to find carpoolers as another option to commute

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We all know carpool could save time, money and make commute more enjoyable. But why not people carpool in the city. Because it is always hard to organize. We developed a mobile app to take care of this. All people need to do is put their commute schedule in our app. We help them matching, start the trip and make payments among riders and driver. This could help people save money, and reduce the city traffic by two during the rush hour.

Describe quienes utilizarían tu propuesta (1,000 caracteres) // Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

Commuters or employees would take advantage of our product. For example, Mike just moved to Mexico city without his car. He could request a ride from other commuters who are on the same way. His driver, Jack, may work in the same work area. On the other hand, Jack took Mike to work and earn certain reimbursement.

Describe la etapa de desarrollo de tu propuesta // Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Piloto: has implementado la solución en una situación real. // Pilot - you have implemented your solution in a real-world scenario

Platícanos acerca de tu equipo o compañía (500 caracteres) // Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

Steven Zhu, Founder & CEO 4 years to obtain MS & PhD in math Pioneer for global smart mobility projects in Ford Motor Company Aaron Luan, Co-Founder & CTO Master in computer science 6+ years’ experience as Application developer in Citco Brent Bates, Business Dev. Director 12+ years’ experience in Human Resources, strong business connections in HR industry Experience in sales, marketing and related fields

Tamaño de tu equipo o compañía // Size of your team or organization

  • 2-10

Fondos // Funding Request

  • $100,000

Presupuesto aproximado (500 caracteres) // Rough Budget (500 Characters)

We request 100,000 funding. It will be spent for deploy and marketing in the city. 42% of it will be spent on marketing, including hiring local marketing professionals, online campaign/ads, user rewards and referral program and etc. 40% will be spent on Technology to upgrade the product with more tailored function for local market. 18% will be spent on operation including travel, business development.

Describe cómo usaras los fondos para tu proyecto piloto (1000 caracteres) // Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

We make money from both B2C and B2B channel. For B2C, we charge service fee on each matched and completed trip. Our average price for one trip is $6. The service fee is about $1 per person per trip. The revenue will increase with the user adoption. For B2B, we partner with local employers to provide service platform, subsidized employee pricing and report. We charge a subscription fee.

Describe cómo medirías el éxito de tu piloto (1000 caracteres) // Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

The number of user adoption is the base. Order requests and matched orders are the measure of our revenue. In the future, we want to get a number of employer subscriptions as B2B success.

Plan de sostenibilidad (500 caracteres) // Sustainability Plan (500 Characters)

Yes, with $100,000 funding, I am confident to generate enough revenue to cover our cost. We target to get 10,000 active users and $40,000 monthly revenue.

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