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An Inclusive Rideshare for the PDX Community

Go Girl Ride is a Black-owned Portland start-up on a mission to create a culture where everyone* feels safe to go their own way.

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Project Description

Black women launch worry-free rideshare in Portland, Oregon

 

The Problem:

Women and non-binary people do not feel safe or valued in regular rideshare or taxi services. Everyone should feel protected on their journey. No one should have to worry about getting home safely. 

The Answer:

Go Girl RIde is on a mission is to create a culture where everyone* feels safe to go their own way.  And we need your help!  Without funding we are stalled, unable to move forward.

*Anyone who self-identifies as a woman in a way that is meaningful to them, non-binary, non-gender conforming, genderqueer, and/or a proud feminist is warmly welcomed here.

In a moment where the world feels unsafe and uncertain, Go Girl ride will offer riders protection, consistency, and freedom to be themselves.  

On track to be the first rideshare to provide inclusive, safe, curated rides, Go Girl Ride has a roadmap to create a worry-free ride for marginalized communities typically uneasy in regular taxi or rideshare services. 

 

Why support us?

We need seed money to keep rolling. 

Go Girl Ride identified 3 problems preventing regular rideshare services from diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We intend to change the rideshare industry by addressing issues head-on, as well as giving back to our community, and crafting a highly customized ride. 

We are experienced experts in this industry and driven social entrepreneurs. As 3 Black women, we know the safety and security Black women are missing.

We are a sound investment and have big plans!

We have already proven valuable to VCs and were invited to pitch in 2019 at the Fall Pipeline Angel Summit in Philadelphia. In order to be pitch ready for VC funding, we need to plan, brand, and test our app. Your contributions will help Go Girl Ride get to the funding finish line.

Where will your $ go

  • Brand architecture and refine our brand copy.
  • Design work to redo our logo/ website + social media support. 
  • Help define our org structure and get legal agreements in place.
  • Hire a CPA to help us build a profitable business.
  • Create a program to invest a percentage of our funds back into local communities
  • Safety Kits: Get one to keep you safe if you give over $50!

 

Go Girl Ride Safety Kits keep you protected when you travel!

Make an Impact.

Give back. We believe in giving back to our community! From the start, we will be donating $1 from every Safety Kit sold to The Cupcake Girls, one of Go Girl Ride’s community partners.

Support Black Women founders and a product for diverse communities.

Founder Trenelle Doyle, along with her founding team Ebonee Smith and Lashell Harris, is building Go Girl Ride to connect (primarily) women and non-binary* riders with vetted affinity-group drivers, providing riders a worry-free journey.

Rideshare Competition is hindered by...

  1. Lack of safety

  2. Unequal pay

  3. A male-dominated industry

What about the rideshare market? Is there room for Go Girl Ride? Where we’re going we don’t need roads. Ok we do, but there are no limits to how many cities and how many BIPOC and LGBTQA people we could serve. We have to start somewhere and our home, Portland, Oregon seems like a city in real need of safe spaces. Our roll-out plan includes launching in cities with high reports of human trafficking and sex workers first. 

Supporting Data

  1. In 2018, over 120 sexual assaults were reported on Uber + Lyft drivers. 
  2. Women Uber drivers earn 93% on the dollar compared to men.
  3. 14% of Uber drivers are womxn; 30% of Lyft drivers are womxn; 12.7% of taxi and chauffeur drivers are womxn.

PLUS Uber and Lyft were both founded by men and have mostly white men in their C-Suite.

Without funding, we may run out of gas!

Help seed a Black-owned, woman-owned rideshare service, bringing safer rides to everyone. We're grateful to have you on this journey!

Don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list and join the ride.

Check out our site!

Go Girl Ride. We meet you where you are.

 

 

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a womxn?

A: A womxn is inclusive of all women regardless of age, race, class, sex, and ability. 

Q: What is non-binary?

A: Non-binary is relating to or being a person who identifies with or expresses a gender identity that is neither entirely male nor entirely female.

Q: Don't you think it's wrong to build an app that caters to womxn and non-binary people?

A: No. Womxn and non-binary riders and drivers are often placed in uncomfortable situations when using rideshare apps. We are creating a company that caters to the protection of all womxn and non-binary people.

Q: How can I support Go Girl Ride even though I don't identify as a womxn or non-binary?

A: There are a few ways you can support us! You can share the campaign on social media and with the people who you know. You can still make a contribution! If relevant, you can give your GG Kit to a womxn or non-binary person who you think would benefit from Go Girl Ride.

Q: When is Go Girl Ride Launching?

A: We plan to offer rides in Portland, OR in Spring of 2021. Even if our app hasn't been developed yet, we intend to offer a pilot program that operates like a private ride service (a very friendly private ride service). We will contract womxn and non-binary drivers and still use the safety standards that will be implemented with our app; background checks, interviews, driving test, and a few other things. 

Q: Do you have plans to expand into other cities besides Portland?

A: Yes! We look forward to providing rides throughout the US and plan to expand into other countries. Each city has its own set of policies, ordinances, laws, etc... Our plan is to launch in cities with high rates of human trafficking first. We are committed to making rideshare safer for all womxn and non-binary people. 

Q: Where can I sign up to be a driver?

A: Please join our mailing list to stay current on when Go Girl Ride will be hiring contracted drivers! gogirlride.com

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Matteson
10/20/2020
Launch 2021
$25
Mariah Harris
10/20/2020
Go Girl Ride $50 Tier
$50
10/20/2020
Go Girl Ride $50 Tier
$50
Tiger Food Press
10/19/2020
Launch 2021
$25
Lacey E Hickman
10/19/2020
Go Girl Ride $50 Tier
$50
Annalice townsend
10/18/2020
Go Girl Ride $50 Tier
$50
HILI&MAC APOTHECARY
10/17/2020
Go Girl Ride $100 Tier
$100
Alessandra
10/16/2020
Go Girl Ride $50 Tier
$50
crystal leary
10/11/2020
Go Girl Ride $100 Tier
$100
Anne C Miles
10/11/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Monetary Contribution

Supporting the vision to create a safe rideshare company for all womxn.

18 Supporters
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20.21 USD
Launch 2021

Social media shoutout

4 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Go Girl Ride $100 Tier
  • Social Media shout out on Go Girl Ride's Instagram stories.
  • Go Girl Ride Safety Kit with everything you need to thrive as you are: pepper spray, stunlight (taser and a flash light), kitten defensive ears, a face masks, GO NOW device (seat belt cutter with window breaker), and a key chain. 
  • 1 free voucher code once Go Girl Ride launches in your city. *

*The free ride voucher is limited to a distance of 20 miles between your pickup and final destination. 

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16 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Go Girl Ride $500 Tier
  • Social media shout out on Go Girl Rides Instagram page.  
  • 1 free ride voucher once Go Girl Ride launches. *
  • Invite to Go Girl Ride's launch party. 
  • Go Girl Ride Safety Kit with everything you need to thrive as you are: pepper spray, stunlight (taser and a flash light), kitten defensive ears, a face masks, GO NOW device (seat belt cutter with window breaker), and a key chain. 

*The free ride voucher is limited to a distance of 20 miles between your pickup and final destination. 

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1 Supporter
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1,000.00 USD
Go Girl Ride $1000 Tier
  • Social Media shout out on Go Girl Ride's Instagram stories.
  • 1 free voucher code once Go Girl Ride launches in your city. *
  • Early access to Go Girl Ride when we begin our piloting phase.
  • 3 passes to Go Girl Ride's Launch party. 
  • Go Girl Ride Safety Kit with everything you need to thrive as you are: pepper spray, stunlight (taser and a flash light), kitten defensive ears, a face masks, GO NOW device (seat belt cutter with window breaker), and a key chain. 

*The free ride voucher is limited to a distance of 20 miles between your pickup and final destination. 

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1 Supporter
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Supporting the vision to create a safe rideshare company for all womxn.

18 Supporters
Select this reward
20.21 USD
Launch 2021

Social media shoutout

4 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Go Girl Ride $100 Tier
  • Social Media shout out on Go Girl Ride's Instagram stories.
  • Go Girl Ride Safety Kit with everything you need to thrive as you are: pepper spray, stunlight (taser and a flash light), kitten defensive ears, a face masks, GO NOW device (seat belt cutter with window breaker), and a key chain. 
  • 1 free voucher code once Go Girl Ride launches in your city. *

*The free ride voucher is limited to a distance of 20 miles between your pickup and final destination. 

84 Left
16 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Go Girl Ride $500 Tier
  • Social media shout out on Go Girl Rides Instagram page.  
  • 1 free ride voucher once Go Girl Ride launches. *
  • Invite to Go Girl Ride's launch party. 
  • Go Girl Ride Safety Kit with everything you need to thrive as you are: pepper spray, stunlight (taser and a flash light), kitten defensive ears, a face masks, GO NOW device (seat belt cutter with window breaker), and a key chain. 

*The free ride voucher is limited to a distance of 20 miles between your pickup and final destination. 

14 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Go Girl Ride $1000 Tier
  • Social Media shout out on Go Girl Ride's Instagram stories.
  • 1 free voucher code once Go Girl Ride launches in your city. *
  • Early access to Go Girl Ride when we begin our piloting phase.
  • 3 passes to Go Girl Ride's Launch party. 
  • Go Girl Ride Safety Kit with everything you need to thrive as you are: pepper spray, stunlight (taser and a flash light), kitten defensive ears, a face masks, GO NOW device (seat belt cutter with window breaker), and a key chain. 

*The free ride voucher is limited to a distance of 20 miles between your pickup and final destination. 

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1 Supporter
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