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Sociali.us: A free ride sharing (carpool) app for kids, adults, seniors. Building a stronger neighborhood mobility one ride at a time.

Providing a community driven, low-cost, safe and low carbon footprint transportation solution. Enabling families to earn while they serve.

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Sociali is a ride sharing app and platform.  It can be instantly used by any community of people, such as women, seniors or facilities/businesses supporting the community such as senior centers, community centers etc. It is for everyone regardless of their age or condition(kids, college students, adults, seniors, disabled, professionals). It has the flexibility to allow the community book seats for motorcycle taxis, micro buses, bike rickshaws or golfitaxis.

Key features of the app and platform:

Allows ride sharing with better utilization of existing vehicles

Sociali provides an easy,  alternate transportation option for multiple types of vehicles (motorcycle taxis, bike rickshaws or golfitaxis). It allows using the existing idle vehicles of the community for shared transportation, thereby reducing the size of fleets needed for school and event transport.

 Built on Safety & Trust

1. Community driven (Trusted Friends as Drivers) - Members of the community, people you know and trust can use the platform to provide ride sharing services. This also increases community engagement and builds a stronger community.

2. Real time ride tracking - Sociali allows parents/loved ones to see where the kids or seniors are during the ride for additional safety

3. As the rides are paid through Karma points drivers can't decide to charge more money than what they had agreed. This will help users to feel comfortable about last minute surprises.

4. Customizable control over who your ride request goes to - ride share only with people you are comfortable with. Auto rebook allows reliability as others in the community can help last minute requests.

5. Peace of mind - Reduce family stress around transportation needs. Transporting loved ones is one of the most stressful things for families. We want to make families happier.

Deliver Economic benefits to the community

Sociali will enable :

1. Earn gift cards: Members to request and offer rides, from the community. We use Points (“Karma Points”) to keep score of rides. Giving rides earns Points, taking rides uses Points. We let users convert excess Points to real world gift cards, to incentivize people to offer rides.This is beneficial to the individuals and supports the community. Help and get helped, it is good Karma!

2. New Income opportunity for the community - idle assets (cars, taxis) of the community can be put to use to generate income.

3. Low carbon footprint (Green) - reduce the number of cars and reduce traffic congestion.

 Scalable

Sociali can be used by any community instantly. For businesses it can be deployed within hours in any city in the world.

We have been selected as one of the finalists for City:One challenge in Indianapolis.

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

Our platform is built to support multiple types of users, businesses , schools and other organizations. 1. Business such as motorcycle taxis, bike rickshaws or golfitaxis can use our platform to offer a carpool solution to seniors, special needs people, kids, or others, immediately. These providers can make their service more efficient, timely, green and increase safety via real time tracking. 2. Any individual or parent can use our app to quickly create a local carpool group among friends or people they trust. 3. Companies can use our platform to offer a carpool solution for their employees. Employees can signup and carpool for free to work.

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
  • Lista para implementar: Has completado y ampliado tu piloto y estás viendo que se utilice tu solución por parte del usuario previsto // Ready to Scale - you have completed and expanded your pilot and are seeing adoption of your solution by your intended user

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

We are 3 parents, who are the co-founders of the company Sociali.us. We have a USA based and an offshore team for development and tech support. We have created comfortable journeys for families (women, seniors, kids, people with disabilities). We built a platform that is free to use, safe and secure, and can be launched instantly anywhere in minutes. It is built on Trust and driven by the community. We have business and technical expertise to scale and add new capabilities to the platform.

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)

Our solution is already in pilot phase, and available on app stores (iOS and Android). We are in the process of enhancing the user experience and adding new features. We plan to use the funds to add custom features, incorporate payments, and support local integration as needed. $20K for solution enhancements and customization. $50K for marketing and business development $30K for initial infrastructure and operating costs

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

We plan to reach out to the local city authorities, communities and businesses (“Sociali Partners”) to start using the platform as below. 1. We can enable existing services (taxis, microbuses etc.) to use the platform to allow real time tracking of the bus/vans. This will allow users (women, seniors, disabled etc.) and their loved ones to track in real time and ensure their safety. 2. Sociali Partners such as businesses (schools, senior care) who provide services to users can start in 3 steps: Create a custom carpool group for their customers. Inform Users to download the app, sign up and create/join the groups. It’s that simple. No integration is needed. We have already created the marketing materials and informational fliers that can be distributed immediately by the Partners.

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

We can measure the success of our pilot in the following ways: 1. Key Metrics: Number of users on the platform, # of Partners (businesses, communities, schools etc), # of carpools created, # of rides requested and offered, # of car trips or miles reduced, 2. Net promoter score (NPS): reviews from the community to help understand NPS

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

The app is free to use. We use Points (“Karma Points”) to keep score of rides. Giving rides earns Points, taking rides uses Points. We let users convert excess Points to real world gift cards, to incentivize people to offer rides. A user short on points can purchase them from Sociali. We will take a cut of the Points to sustain our operating costs. We will collect data and usage information for improving the service, making relevant offers (Ads) and informing future deployments/scaling.

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Hi,
This is Alejandro from the City One team. Who pays for the gift cards? I suppose the partners through advertisement? Thanks for clarifying this point.