Startup Toogethr is one of the proud winners of the The Hague Innovators competition last month. We talked to founder Joost Bijlsma about his plans for the year ahead.
Toogethr is a Delft-based startup that’s based on the idea that commuter traffic works better when we travel together. That’s why he is developing a unique ridesharing initiative that makes ridesharing between coworkers both easy and profitable.
New Toogethr updates
Toogethr got right to it and has already invested its prize money of 5.000 Euros. It paid for a new update of their application.
“This update has made the system even faster and allows users to connect with each other in real-time,” founder Joost Bijlsma explains. “Additionally, the update has allowed for our project to go international. Belgium and Germany have now been added to the active area of the application.”
“Big corporates are eager to find meaningful solutions to the mobility-related challenges that affect their work force on a daily basis. And we’re looking forward to helping them organize it.” – Joost Bijlsma, founder of Toogethr
Exposure to new audiences
Joost Bijlsma is excited about having won the public award in the The Hague Innovators competition. “The competition has given us lots of exposure to new audiences, because of the attention that was given to our project via social media.”
Companies are increasingly teaming up with Toogethr. For the moment, Toogethr is building partnerships with big corporates Accenture, ABN Amro, PwC, and Engie. Bijlsma is expecting to add another 3 or 4 to the list just this month.
“Big corporates are eager to find a meaningful solution to the mobility-related challenges that affect their work force on a daily basis,” Bijlsma emphasizes, “and we’re looking forward to helping them organize it.”