Every week, Tip Whip’s future seems to look even more promising than the last. Last week, in particular, gave rise to a monumental breakthrough when we acquired one of the most innovative insurance plans in the world. After three years of working to accomplish this goal, Tip Whip is now on an even playing field with ridesharing giants like Uber and Lyft. Our insurance policy – specifically geared towards college drivers – protects the business, the mobile app, and, most importantly, our riders and drivers.
In addition to covering Tip Whip, this insurance policy will also cover Del Whip. Del Whip, an extension of Tip Whip, is a new venture created to deliver food from restaurants in the Orono/Old Town area to everyone, not just students. Restaurants like Margaritas and the Orono House of Pizza have already signed on to participate. Together, Tip Whip and Del Whip will enable students and the community to more easily connect with each other in an effort to boost local economy and safety.
To top last week off, Tip Whip was awarded a $5,000.00 Libra Future Foundation grant. This money was used to develop four new mobile app features including color coded cars, surprise promo codes, new ad space, and a landmark location field for riders to enter the apartment, dorm, or business that they need a ride from. A year ago, Tip Whip was awarded our first grant ever from the Libra Future Foundation to explore using mobile app technology. Since then, the Tip Whip mobile app has allowed 78 drivers to provide over 4,500 rides transporting more than 16,000 students while collecting over $20,000.00 in tips. We owe a big thank you to the Libra Future Foundation for giving us the opportunity for believing in Tip Whip technology.
As Tip Whip and Del Whip continue to expand, we will be vamping up our fundraising campaign in order to fund insurance, advanced technology, and salaried positions for the next 16 months. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in investing in community safety and small business development, please be in touch. As always, we appreciate your time and support and hope that you and yours have a great holiday season!
Team Tip Whip