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uPark is a mobile application designed to assist students and other members of universities find available parking spots on campus, as well as provide a means of coordinating carpool arrangements to get to and from the university. Our business will provide an opportunity for students to relieve some of their stress in locating a place for their car, and reduce their average commuting time.

Who are your biggest competitors (max 300 characters)?

Currently there are no direct competitors in this market, but there already is a significant number of apps that tell you where you can park including: Spot Hero, Best Parking, and Parkmobile.

What makes your idea different (max 300 characters)?

We work with the university by providing a customized solution to solve their parking issues. Our technology will provide a unique solution to our customers compared to our competitors. Our hubs will send updates to our app in real time so users will not be directed to a filled spot.

Why will your idea be successful (max 300 characters)?

Our system would be a subscription model where the school is charged semesterly and would reduce the stress on students. Once schools buy into the system, it will be cost prohibitive to change to a different system. This product can be expanded to schools across the county quickly and efficiently.