This summer, CocoRide is a force to reckon with. We have an all-star team of summer interns who are going to inject their energy and skills into CocoRide to promote ridesharing as a sustainable transport option. Each of the interns will be taking ownership of a project so that by the end of the summer, they have results to show for the time they’ve spent.
The projects we’re working on are:
Ridesharing for runners, swimmers and skiiers
Roneil, Annie and Jennifer are asking sporting event organisers to partner with CocoRide so that participants can share a ride to the event. Our first partner is the Two Bays Trail Run on January 15th.
Ridesharing and carsharing: a match?
Roneil, Jennifer and Pauline are working with carsharing companies likeFlexiCar so that when someone rents a car, they can post the trip on CocoRide and find other people to share the cost.
Do we need insurance?
Pauline is looking into the legal considerations of ridesharing. She’s preparing a report that will show what the legal issues around ridesharing are in Australia.
Roneil and Pauline are investigating ways to verify someone’s identity so that we know who they are and we know that they don’t have a criminal record.
Developing a gamified ridesharing platform
Our lead developer Arif Khan is working with Tandemic to code up a gamified ridesharing platform.
How can we create an awesome internship program?
Kevin is taking on the CocoRide HR manager role. He’s going to come up with a way to track the progress of interns over summer to make sure that they get the most out of the experience.
Annie is looking into ridesharing in China. She’s going to be travelling there in January so will have a good chance to do some market research and see whether there are any market gaps that CocoRide could fill.