Startup to offer free ride-sharing in Short North area

Story excerpt provided by The Columbus Dispatch.

Written by Dan Gearino.

Two Columbus entrepreneurs are betting that the word “free” will hold tremendous appeal to people who want a ride in the Short North and Downtown.

Hopper Carts plans to begin offering on-demand service in April, using a fleet of six all-electric vehicles. The company’s business model relies on sponsors whose ads will be on the vehicles, and it’s triggered by a mobile application. There will be no charge for the riders, although tips are encouraged.

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Originally published February 24, 2017.

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