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Ridesurf

Ridesurf safely connects people traveling long distances by car via an easy-to-use app.
Long-distance carpooling is extremely popular in Europe, yet is still virtually non-existent in North America. Ridesurf's goal is to popularize it here, by safely connecting people going the same direction via an easy-to-use app. This is better for the environment and less expensive than making the journey alone. It also provides an alternative transportation option for people without vehicles to travel in a private vehicle instead of a bus or train.

What's Innovative About Their Solution?

America has no well-known long-distance carpooling platform that is open, allows a ride of any duration/distance (including cross-country), with driver-determined prices, and ride customizations (women only, pets allowed, large items/luggage allowed, etc.) and dozens of safety features. 
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📍 Location

Orlando, FL

⚙️ Product Stage

Beta—Public

🏭 Industries

Cars / Autonomous Vehicles, Sharing Economy, Travel

🤑 Fundraising Status

Actively raising

💸 Total Funding
To Date

$0-100k

🙌 Founder Demographics

Minority founder

Big Wins

  • Won 2nd place in the University of Central Florida Social Venture Competition and awarded $1,250
  • Graduated from Starter Studio’s 3 month Ideation Accelerator
  • Won 2nd place at University of Central Florida’s Joust competition, with a $7,000 award.
  • Accepted in the the TechStars LaunchPad Lift summer cohort, which awards a $10,000 grant

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Breezy Baldwin

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Eliecer Vera

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