GoKid is the complete carpool solution for schools, teams, and active families allowing families to carpool with others they know and trust.
We have developed a mobile (Android, iOS, and mobile web) and desktop app that makes carpool setup easy and convenient—allowing parents to share driving responsibilities with other families they know and trust. This saves parents time, makes it easier to get children where they need to go, and reduces the number of vehicles on the road and at school drop-off/pickup locations. Features include family accounts, automated invitations, schedule management, mapping, live tracking of cars, weekly schedule emails, and live reminders / notifications.
There are no paid drivers. Parents help each other save time by using the excess capacity in their cars. As a smart city solution we are drastically reducing emissions by taking cars off the road. We are working with global corporations, smart cities, OEMs and schools.
We are building our technologies into cars via the Bosch mySPIN platform with Jaguar Land Rover (CES 2018) and have license agreements in place with schools, teams and corporations.
GoKid was created by Dr. Stefanie Lemcke in 2015 in response to her own need for a kids’ carpooling solution. After 18 months of development and testing the app was launched in the iTunes App Store in the spring of 2016. This was followed by a desktop launch and a relaunch of the iOS app in July 2017, and the launch of GoKid on Android in April 2018.
GoKid currently has users in 25 countries, 650 cities, and over 140,000 carpool rides have been scheduled through the mobile and web apps.
Awards: Winner SXSW Accelerator Transportation 2018, Winner of US Energy 2018 (Village Capital), semi-finalist Websummit Lisbon, 2017, Top Ten Automotive startup L.A. Autoshow 2017, Finalist in the 2016 NextEnergy Challenge, 2nd place winner National Mobiley awards 2016, finalist Moovel challenge 2016, semifinalist in the 2017 GoDetroit Challenge, finalist 2015 Women Who Tech challenge.