The Microsoft Imagine Cup is a competition where students create new and innovative
solutions using the latest technologies to help solve everyday problems.
This year our team and placed third in the Australasian finals, giving us the
opportunity to compete in the world finals this July with a prize pool of
over $100,000 USD.
The idea for UniRide initially began due to an issue that faced in our everyday lives. As three students living outside of the CBD we experienced the hassle of commuting to university each day. Public transport was slow, unreliable but most importantly boring. When we began searching for alternatives we discovered carpooling- a faster, cheaper and more social alternative. But we soon realised an immediate problem was present. How do you find students who have similar timetables to you, travelling in the same direction and that you can also easily get along with? It quickly became apparent that an app like UniRide was the solution.