Traveling off campus is ever more challenging for university and college students, following rising costs of education and owning a vehicle. Additionally, fewer Millenials own vehicles, making it harder for students to find rides with other students. Students need safe and efficient transportation, but are afforded few options.
THE BIG IDEA:
College Hitchhiker is developing an online and mobile market space that enables students to conveniently and safely organize student-only rideshares.
WHY THIS IDEA IS BETTER THAN THE REST:
College Hitchhiker allows users to post and search for scheduled trips based on destination, location and price. Students will create profiles that list driving preferences and trip info, like point of departure and destination, date and time, non-smoking, pet-friendly, female-for-female trips, etc. Profiles are stored and connected to Facebook, allowing users to verify the identity of potential riders. College Hitchhiker will secure payment information, to ensure shared costs of traveling and timely payment prior to departure.
THE SKY'S THE LIMIT:
The College Hitchhiker team is currently re-structuring and positioning for future growth.