Solution overview

Our Solution

SOFOR - UBER MODEL FOR TOURISM FOR BETTER ECONOMY IN BD

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Tagline

LOCAL TRAINED GUIDES FOR INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS IN BUDGET

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Pitch us on your solution

1. IN SPITE OF BEING THE A SUPER RESOURCEFUL IN TERMS OF NATURAL BEAUTY HARD PEOPLE COMING TO BANGLADESH TO EXPLORE.


2. BOOSTING THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMY WITH THE HELP OF TOURISM ON A BROADER SCALE BY USING THE UBER MODEL FOR TOURISM.

3.  CREATING BOTH MEN AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT; WITH CERTAIN TRAINING THE CITIZENS CAN HAVE A PLATFORM TO EARN MONEY BY USING BOTH AIR BNB AND UBER MODEL . 



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What is the problem you are solving?

The overarching objective of the project is to foster self-employment and entrepreneurship among youth from disadvantaged communities in Bangladesh by enabling access to innovative travel and tourism business opportunities via a mobile and web-based platform .

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Who are you serving?

The specific objectives of the project are the following:
a) To empower local youths in targeted cities, zillas, upazillas and unions to find employment as “digital tour guides”.
b) To foster youth entrepreneurship and strengthen capacity of unemployed youths to make full use of government e-centers for providing digital tourism services.
c) To enrich content creators, marketers and local guide literacy for tourism industry among young citizens and local entrepreneurs.
d) To provide access to user-friendly, cost effective and centralized assisted travel and tourism services for both in-country and foreign tourists.
e) To foster career growth and the development of individuals, specially youth, through tourism.
f) To promote the concepts of popular “hyper local” and “customized travel experiences” in Bangladesh and create a unique branding proposition of Bangladesh in international arena.
g) To leverage the available technological tools, internet platforms and youths trained in IT based skills to create the largest pool of “digital tour guides” in the region.

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What is your solution?

Creating the next generation of “Digital Nomads” by leveraging the power of digital technologies and Bangladesh’s unique and untapped position as a “backpacking destination” through empowering semi- skilled and skilled men women and youth.



NAME OF SYSTEM
Mercado

Primary offering

A simple phone based solution for participating in a marketplace (call centre based)
A simple phone based solution for sellers and buyers to participate in an UBER based marketplace

Secondary:

BIG DATA
Data Analysis, User Profiling,
Interoperability between different customer touch points

touchpoints

1. SIMPLE PHONE (SMS, USSD, IVR, Missed Call)
2. FB Bot (developed by us)
3. FB shop (similar to ECWID)-Developed by us
4. Website-Seller’s own site
5. Mobile App-Seller’s own app


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Select only the most relevant.

  • Upskill, reskill, or retrain workers in the industries most affected by technological transformations
  • Support underserved people in fostering entrepreneurship and creating new technologies, businesses, and jobs
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Where our solution team is headquartered or located:

Dhaka, Bangladesh
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In which sector would you categorize your solution?

  • Other
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If you selected Other, please explain here.

TOURISM

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Our solution's stage of development:

Concept
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About your team

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For-Profit
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How many people work on your solution team?

1 FULL TIME SENIOR PROGRAMMER.

3 PART TIME JUNIOR PROGRAMMER

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For how many years have you been working on your solution?

3 MONTHS

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Why are you and your team best-placed to deliver this solution?

BECAUSE IT WAS OUR IDEA AND THAT'S WHY WE HAVE PATENTED AND GOT THE COPYRIGHT LICENSE IN BANGLADESH FOR THIS IDEA ,SO THAT WE ONLY CAN WORK ON OUR IDEA AND MAKE IT HAPPEN EVEN IF IT TAKES TIME. BUT NO ONE ELSE CAN DO IT EXCEPT US AS PER THE LAW.

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With what organizations are you currently partnering, if any? How are you working with them?

ZARA BANGLADESH - WE ARE PROVIDING THEM THEIR COMPLETE SOFTWARE SUPPORT FOR STOCK AND MANAGEMENT. ALSO WE ARE HANDLING THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE.

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Your business model & funding

What is your business model?

WE RECEIVE 20% OF THE DEAL OF EVERY TOUR THAT'S BEEN COMPLETED AND WE CHARGE ONLY FROM THE VENDOR BUT NOT FROM THE CLIENTSWE .

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What is your path to financial sustainability?

Donations and grants are our first preference and when the business gets stable we believe this project is strong enough to sustain by itself from the perspective of Bangladesh.

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Partnership potential

Why are you applying to the Tiger Challenge?

Tiger Challenge can help me financially to start the project and run it flawlessly without having a interval for arraigning the funds. Tiger challenge has also an expert team of mentor who can guide us . Overall Tiger challenge can help us in many other ways but i believe these two are the majod chapters where we need tiger challenge to get through.

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What types of connections and partnerships would be most catalytic for your solution?

  • Technology
  • Distribution
  • Funding & revenue model
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With what organizations would you like to partner, and how would you like to partner with them?

kayak, backpackers.com, tripadvisor, booking.com, air bnb, orbits, priceline.com etc. mostly to all backpackers association

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