|Startup Name||Spots – Travel on a Whim|
|What problem are you solving?||Our generation consists of the most ambition… but also the most debt. We all want to travel, see new places, and try to make an impact. But hotels are expensive, and most of us don’t have that kind of budget. It’s easy to get caught up in the rat race and forget to take a mental health day, or just have some fun every now and then. And even if we find the time, sometimes the cost and inconvenience of booking a hotel is enough to squelch our much needed weekend-away plans….Unless you’ve got a friend in that city that you can call up and crash with.|
Spots allows young travelers the freedom of knowing they can always crash at a friend’s place.
|What is your solution?||Spots is a social application that enables college students to travel on a budget or simply make new friends in town! Using Spots, you can find other students who are offering their living space at an affordable price. You can also list your own “Spot” as an easy way to make some extra cash and meet new people. Just identify your location, name a competitive price, and wait for a request from a fellow student! The app allows fast booking times through an easy-to-navigate map interface, intuitive profile pages, and a swift and reliable payment method.|
|How will you make money?||FREE|
|Tell us about the market & founders, why is this a great opportunity?||Spots Development Group was formed by 5 Georgia Tech students. Coming from 5 different countries, each founder brings an extensive network and knowledge of their personal markets. Spots Development Group plans to leverage their existing collective experience in engineering, computer science, and business, while taking advantage of their unique positions as students at a world-class university, in order to build a direct and extensive contact with their target audience.|
|Founders Names||Edoardo Moauro|