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DriveHER To Safety
$1,825 raised
7% of $25k goal
34 contributors
0 days left
Ended Nov 30, 2016

Why should anyone be made to feel uncomfortable on a ride home?

Welcome to the space where women are taking the wheel and driving their fellow women to safety.

DriveHER is a ridesharing platform designed to provide safe rides , enhance community and to further female empowerment by being an alternative transportation service for women within the GTA.


THE PROBLEM 

- Safety for women and girls in public transportation

- Uprise in violence against women by some drivers of taxis and other ride sharing services

- Lack of alternatives in transportation for women

THE SOLUTION

Provide an alternative for women | Put women behind the wheel | Create a space that allows both drivers and riders to feel safe | Design an app that connects riders to drivers | Provide training for drivers and create a system that alollows drivers to undergo an extensive background check and training | Provide opportunities for drivers to gain new skills | Connect with shelters and victim services organizations to be their choice in transportation for women.

The Solution is Here: 


PRODUCT /SERVICES :

DriveHER Classic is your personal ride. Whether you are riding alone or with friends. The classic ride is yours to fill.

DriveHER Community is your safe ride for community memebers and non profits. Are you fleeing from domestic violence? DriveHER community is your ride to the nearest sheltter.

DriveHER Business is your high end ride. From business trips to a night out in town. Its the perfect way to add a little luxury and arrive in style.

DriveHER Empowered is your solution to transporation needs for your corporation. From company parties and conferences to special events. We’ve got you covered


TRACTION AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

- Idea Was Formalized

-Won $5000 Pitch Contest

- Landing Page was launched -Driver and Passenger Sign Ups

- Media Impressions from the Citys Biggest Media Outlets

-Info Sessions for Drivers Across the City


HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?

DriveHER will be focusing on women and girls as well as women with their families. Both groups will demand our services. The families will utilize our service because its safe and convenient for late nights in the city and there is none in the city that addresses the safety of women at the present moment. Since the service is fairly comparable to most taxi and ride sharing services women owned and run businesses will encourage their workers to utilize DriveHER as a safety measure especially in this city were women’s safety is a concern.

DriveHER recognizes that our key to success will be providing a service for women, by women, emphasizing the importance of safety, community and empowerment.


WHY CROWDFUNDING 

On May 3, 2016, Toronto City Council made a series of decisions related to taxicab, limousine and Private Transportation Company (PTC) regulations. In order to operate within the city of Toronto we would have to be regulated and licensed as a Private Transportation Company (PTC).

Start-up Costs:

What are the licensing fees for a PTC licence? $20,000.00

Administration Costs : $5,000

In order to successfully launch in Toronto we will need to raise a total of $25,000 to cover the licensing fees , and administrative costs to get our drivers on the road.


INTERESTED IN INVESTING?

Intersted in a long term investment in DriveHER? Contact us at info@driveher.ca


MEET THE FOUNDER 

At just 25 years old, Aisha Addo made national headlines after launching DriveHER, a start-up that will provide a safe alternative ride sharing service for women – and by women – in the GTA. Aisha earned media coverage from CBC to Chatelaine to The Toronto Star. She is currently hosting driver recruitment sessions for DriveHER and plans to be operational by Dec. 2016. Aisha is also the founder of Power to Girls Foundation, a non-profit operating in Ghana and Canada that empowers and engages young girls by helping them find their passion and purpose in life. She is the recipient of the Young Black and Gifted Award for Community Service, A Black Diversity Group Role Model award and was celebrated as one of 100 Black Women To Watch in Canada.

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The Supporter
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High five! We appreciate your love and support. For believing in our vision, you get a social media shout out!
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$25 CAD
The Advocate
  • 17 claimed
You're what making a difference looks like! Thank you for believing in survivors.
You will be providing a free ride for a woman fleeing violence to the nearest shelter.
We couldn't do this without you and for that, you get a handwritten Thank You Note.
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$50 CAD
The Classic Rider
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We are moving up the ladder! Thanks for supporting our vision.
Your contribution gets you a free DriveHER T-shirt! And, being the social butterfly that you are, a social media shout out too!
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$100 CAD
The Business Rider
  • 3 claimed
You continue to inspire us and for that we are grateful. What would we do without you? As a token of our appreciation, we’re offering you:

1 free ride with DriveHER;
A DriveHER T-shirt
1 Ticket to DriveHER's Pre-Launch Event (**Nov 2016**)
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The Empowered Rider
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We're reaching greater heights! Thank you for empowering us ; to say thank you, we're offering:

2 free rides with DriveHER;
A DriveHER T-shirt
2 Tickets to DriveHER's Pre-Launch Event (**Nov 2016**)
A handmade African inspired fashion jewelry set;
A handmade snap back from Ananse Fashion Creation; and
Social media shout outs for empowering us
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