GoingMyWay is an Austin, TX based technology start-up developing a mobile app that integrates social aspects of ride sharing with all other public and private transportation options, so drivers can fill empty seats and riders can get where they need go hassle-free. The startup made a recent splash securing much of the seed funding needed to accelerate the development of its mobile app and include additional social features. CEO Joseph Kopser expects to launch version 1.0 of this app by the start of the fall semester at UT in August 2012. Kopser says, “There are few cities in the United States better suited to launch a new idea for transportation than Austin, Texas. From students, to commuters to downtown residential and businesses– we could all benefit from GoingMyWay.”
“GoingMyWay is poised to change how we make transportation decisions,” said Bob Metcalfe, Professor of Innovation at UT-Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering. “GoingMyWay is leading the Internet’s innovative disruption of transportation. It will create ride-sharing communities as well as make public transportation more transparent and reliable, ensuring that each consumer’s individual needs are met with efficiency and reliability.”
At SXSW Interactive 2012, GoingMyWay placed second in the Houston Technology Center’s HATCH Pitch Contest and was selected last week as a regional semi-finalist for the 2012 CleanTech Open national competition. GoingMyWay is a member of the Austin Technology Incubator- University, and the company is continuing to raise seed money here in Austin. Click here to find out more.