Avego: New Ride Share Program-Is this a Viable Program?
From time to time a like to comment and report on companies that are promoting green products or services. I came across a website the other day called Avego.com, that is a ride-share program that links passengers with drivers using the internet or iPhones. Money can be made by drivers and a percentage would go to Avego for setting up the transaction.
Avego was founded by Sean O’Sullivan, a high tech entrepreneur. He admitted, in an article to the Los Angeles Times that it may take years or decades for it to be profitable. As of the time f this blog entry, they only had 74 members worldwide.
My guess is that a company like this needs a quick infusion of member, possibly through social networking and other broad-base marketing. It will also need the support of the major cities involved to help promote it, or it won’t take off. Possibly even tie-in to city-wide events for publicity, like football games, outdoor concerts, 5K and 10K downtown races and parades where organizers and the cities are aiming for ways to reduce traffic congestion.
I like seeing green-friendly companies and new green start ups getting launched, and I know eco-friendly businesses are the wave of the future.
Good luck Avego and thank you for trying to make this a planet greener.
Note: If readers know of other green-friendly businesses that are trying to change the way business-as-normal is done, I would love to hear about it.