Ride Austin

A non-profit ride sharing service built for Austin by Austin

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Arlo Gilbert
Arlo GilbertHunterHiring@arlogilbert · Super founder - ✌️Exits & counting
This is so exciting. Uber & Lyft left Austin and the alternatives are terrible so what do a bunch of entrepreneurs do? Do they lay down and give up? No! They decide to solve the problem and build their own car service! Deep pockets are funding this and it is a fully transparent startup like Buffer (except non-profit). So excited to see this in action!
Drew Meyers
Drew MeyersHiring@drewmeyers · Founder, Horizon & Geek Estate
@arlogilbert Awesome to see this. I believe we'll see more of these types of locally supported ride sharing initiatives in other cities, and in fact, probably a nationwide approach along the same lines.
Stephen M. Levinson
Stephen M. Levinson@stephenmarklevi · Design @Vimeo @Cameo
They could've at least not ripped off Uber's UI design pixel for pixel...
Steven Rueter
Steven Rueter@rueter · Developer
Are you using a state-sanctioned background check system? If not, how are you getting around the very law that Austin citizens voted for to require more comprehensive background checks for drivers, beyond what the Majors do internally? I like the concept of this being a non-profit. Austin is a unique city, I always enjoy visiting. I'll give this a shot when I'm there next time.
@rueter Seems like they are, see the FAQ
McBain@grahammcbain · Evangelist, Galvanize
This is something I personally hope to see more of in ride sharing and other categories. Local tech is cool too.
Kyle Visner
Kyle Visner@kyle_visner
Why is it non-profit?
Arlo Gilbert
Arlo GilbertHunterHiring@arlogilbert · Super founder - ✌️Exits & counting
@kyle_visner because it's hard to generate community support for corporations in Austin. Just my best guess.