Community-driven ride-sharing app for Gordon College students.
More than 50% of Gordon College students do not have cars and cannot access outside resources without paying for services like Uber, Lyft, or Zipcar, or relying on friends with cars.
Leveraging Gordon’s safe, friendly community, our team has developed a community carpooling smartphone app that can connect the population of students with cars to those who lack transportation.
Using the app, student drivers post trips that they are planning on taking. Other students can reserve seats in these rides, and join in on the excursion. To encourage giving rides, we give drivers incentives.
Investment of funds will be used to maintain and improve our app, initial advertising, hiring a student programmer and manager, and incentives for drivers. After demonstrating success, our goal is to be acquired by Gordon College as a cheaper alternative to the former shuttle system.
Jenny Minkyung Kim '20 (Computer Science & Math)
Isaac Bleecker '20 (Computer Science & Math)
Phil Lee (Computer Science)
Darryl Sungmin Mo '22 (Economics & Psychology)
Jenny Minkyung Kim is the founder of our app, and was inspired by the needs of international students stuck on campus. She is also a programmer. Isaac Bleecker and Phil Lee are computer science majors with extensive experience in programming and design. Darryl Sungmin Mo is a representative from the Gordon College Student Association. He brings an understanding of the needs of Gordon students, as well as the passion and connections to make our app successful. Our vision has always been to help our fellow students and make Gordon a better place. With your help, we can make that a reality.