Jayesh Hirani (Safer Minicabs)
Entrepreneur: Jayesh Hirani
Business: Safer Minicabs
Safer Minicabs offers a mobile-based application to book minicabs from anywhere in London. The platform aims to give customers safety, security, convenience, and cheap and/or fast arrival without having to contact multiple companies.
Jayesh Hirani of Safer Minicabs
The customer sends their request and waits for 60 seconds whilst companies bid for the job in real time. The customer has to choose if they want the cheapest price or the quickest arrival price and, depending on their choice, will receive their price. When the customer accepts the price they will be allocated a driver and will see driver and vehicle details along with the driver’s location on a map. The application also has a panic button built within the app which connects to Safer Minicabs and the minicab company. The concept is now supported by Metropolitan Police Camden and Camden Council, Vodafone, Mayer Brown and DLA Piper, who have all given pro bono legal assistance with this because they believe it can increase travel safety.
You can follow Safer Minicabs on Twitter @saferminicabs
Elevator Pitch Video
Shortly, you will be able to watch Jayesh's winning elevator pitch video again in the video player in the top right hand corner of this page.