It seems Uber have so much money, $3.5 billion in fact, they want to share some of it with their customers who may have brilliant business ideas.
:.How about this one.:
UBER BUSES, to run in direct competition with TfL's bus fleet.
Half price but with no fix rout so you never know quite where will end up, or even if you'll arrive.
Stopping at any bus stop they like, asking passengers where they would like to go.
Buses could be navigated by wonderful new technology of the Sat Nav.
Plenty of staff on hand at TfL to help organise and perhaps they could even use Oyster cards!
Or, how about Uber bus shuttle cars.
As many as you can fit in a Prius at rush hour bus stops.
Don't forget, Uber will be data harvesting your account details and movements, sharing with Her Majesty's government, as well as interested third parties. Much the same as they do in the USA. Selling your contact details on to anyone who'll pay. So if you're lonely, expect an avalanche of targeted text and emails.
Uber has launched a business pitching opportunity dubbed UberPITCH across three UK cities, which will provide entrepreneurs the opportunity to win over investors with their idea during a car ride, while the most popular will get to meet the on-demand car service’s founder Travis Kalanick in Germany.
The American business has teamed up with British investment partners including Atomico, EQT, Seedcamp, Elevate.VC, Hoxton Ventures, Flight Ventures, Backed, and more.
Meanwhile, the campaign will run across London, Edinburgh and Birmingham, with the in-car pitching to take place on Friday 3 June between 11am-3pm. Successful applicants will have ten minutes to pitch to an investor who will be waiting in the car, while they will then receive ten minutes of feedback.
“Every day Uber helps connect thousands of people to get around the UK. We want to celebrate these cities in which we live together with our growing community of riders and drivers. By making use of our technology we can bring people closer together and connect great ideas with the right audience,” the company said.