I grew up poor in a very dangerous neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. But at 12 years old, my life was changed by the Boys' Club of New York (BCNY) - a nonprofit in NYC that provides constructive activities and opportunities for at-risk youth in NYC. Because of BCNY, I was eventually accepted into a private boarding high school, was awarded scholarships to Boston College, and obtained my first job at Brown Brothers Harriman - the oldest US private investment bank.
My personal path was positively changed by BCNY, so I've dedicated my life to creating social impact through entrepreneurship.
Hey Patty, thanks for your feedback! If you unpack your feedback a little more, I think it'll be more actionable for our team.
Perhaps, could you expand on your commentary about your "concern it will become another uber/lyft company"?
For example, I'm curious about... - what aspect of our entry triggered your concern that we'd become another Uber/Lyft? ...and become like them in what way?
re: "and while not bad, just not unique." - what's the value of being unique in an underserved market where the consumer's transit needs aren't being met by any existing providers? - what other ride-sharing services do you know of that use high capacity vehicles (i.e. 15-22 passenger vans/mini-buses) to serve under-resourced communities for $2 per fare?