A Ride Share for Womxn and Non-Binary People

Go Girl Ride is a rideshare for Womxn by Womxn. All Womxn and non-binary folks deserve safety, comfort, and equality. A trusted rideshare!

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Project Ends on January 15, 2020

Project Description

 

We have identified three key issues in the rideshare industry: womxn's safety, unequal pay, and a male-dominated industry.

In 2018, there were over 120 sexual assaults reported on Uber and Lyft drivers. 

Womxn Uber drivers earn 93% on the dollar as compared to men drivers. 

14% of Uber drivers are womxn, 30% of Lyft drivers are womxn, and 12.7% of taxi and chauffeur drivers are womxn. 

What is the market size/opportunity?

Womxn and non-binary people all over the world need Go Girl Ride. We have to start somewhere and have chosen our home Portland OR. We are focused on first launching in cities with high reports of human trafficking as we want to provide a safe method of transportation. 

What is your company/product about and how does it solve the problem? 

 

 We're building an app that connects womxn & non-binary riders with womxn & non-binary drivers. How will we differ from the competition? For starters, we plan to interview our drivers because one background check isn't enough. Our founder Trenelle has been a rideshare driver for three years and receives constant positive feedback on her high level of customer service. Prior to driving for Uber, Trenelle worked as an HR professional. We believe in being genuinely nice and providing great service to our riders. 
All rides will come with amenities including water, gum/mints, Android and iPhone charging stations, and a refresh kit for those who may need to freshen up while headed to their destination. 

We look forward to donating 10% of all revenue, earned from rides, to local community organizations. We're choosing to lead with people over profits.  We're partnering with local organizations in every city where we offer rides. 

Why are you seeking funding and how will you spend the funding?

For our first round, Go Girl Ride is seeking $50,000 to help with our start-up cost. The two most expensive pieces of getting Go Girl Ride off the ground are insurance and app development. Many people get discouraged when they do their research and learn that insurance companies won't even consider insuring new rideshare startups until they've raised a minimum of $250,000. Insurance premiums alone start at $75,000 for rideshare companies. The funds raised in our first round will go directly to permit & licensing fees, office space & utilities, office equipment & supplies, advertising, payroll, insurance, and other expenses just to name a few.

Our founder has been invited to pitch Go Girl Ride at the 2019 Fall Pipeline Angel Summit in Philadelphia. This will be the first of many pitches that we intend to make as we raise capital to make Go Girl Ride fully functional. 

Most people dream about starting a rideshare company but never execute it once they encounter the numerous obstacles put in place to prevent competition. The obstacles are great, but our belief in providing womxn and non-binary people with a safe rideshare option is greater!

 

THE GG TEAM

This is just the beginning. We look forward to adding to our team soon!

 

 

The Project 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 voucher 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 by the end of 2019. 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

Q: Will you be hiring for office positions?

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

 

 

 

 

Vivaldy Marcelin
11/22/2019
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10/24/2019
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Anonymous
10/23/2019
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10/18/2019
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Aisha Hakim
10/18/2019
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ashley allen
10/17/2019
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Katie Gonzalez
10/15/2019
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Monetary Contribution

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

1 Supporter
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$50
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  • Social Media shout out on Go Girl Ride's Instagram stories.
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$100
Go Girl Ride $100 Tier
  • Social Media shout out on Go Girl Ride's Instagram stories.
  • 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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  • 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. 

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

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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. 

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

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Go Girl Ride $5000 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.
  • 4 VIP Access passes to Go Girl Ride's launch party. 

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

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Monetary Contribution

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

1 Supporter
Contribute
$50
Go Girl Ride $50 Tier
  • Social Media shout out on Go Girl Ride's Instagram stories.
4 Supporters
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$100
Go Girl Ride $100 Tier
  • Social Media shout out on Go Girl Ride's Instagram stories.
  • 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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$500
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. 

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

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$1,000
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. 

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

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$5,000
Go Girl Ride $5000 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.
  • 4 VIP Access passes to Go Girl Ride's launch party. 

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

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