New Mobility Leader Selected Among 1,200 Entries
New York, March 20, 2017 —RideCell™ Inc., an innovator in ridesharing and carsharing services, has been selected as a finalist for Fast Company’s premiere World Changing Ideas Awards in the Transportation category. A panel of 25 expert judges look for the most impressive businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that offer innovative solutions to the issues facing humanity. All finalists will be highlighted in the April issue of the print magazine, which hits newsstands on March 27.
Launched this year, the World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 12 winners and nearly 200 finalists. A panel of eminent judges selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 1,200 entries in 12 categories, from Food to Energy to Developing World Technology. RideCell was as one of 16 finalists in the Transportation category.
Honorees include well-known brands like GE and Microsoft, nonprofits like Ideo.org and the U.N. World Food Programme, and innovative startups like Beyond Meat, Otto, and Hyperloop One. The 2017 awards featured entries from across the globe, from Pakistan to Brazil to Kenya.
“We are tremendously honored to be a finalist alongside companies such as Ford and MasterCard,” said Aarjav Trivedi, CEO of RideCell. “These are companies that share our culture of innovation and inspire our vision of the future of the rapidly changing transportation landscape. We thank the judges and Fast Company for this wonderful recognition.”
Headquartered in San Francisco, RideCell is on a mission to change the way people move from point A to point B. Our intelligent software platform runs new mobility services, such as carsharing, ridesharing, and other innovative transportation offerings. End-to-end integration and automation accelerate time to market, enabling RideCell customers to launch mobility services quickly, operate efficiently, and scale revenues as business grows. Founded in 2009, RideCell has already processed 15 million rides and has a team of more than 60 professionals. The company now powers over 20 customers including BMW, the UC Berkeley, UCSF, 3M, and SouthWest Transit.
About the World Changing Ideas Awards: World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners and finalists based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With a goal of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start work on solving the problems that affect us all.