Without reinventing the wheel, there has to be a better way to research, evaluate and book services. This is how the idea of ConnectMe was born. This startup, created by Jason Delorie and incubated at the Turbine, should change the codes. According to the founder, this platform will not only be easy to use, but also thought for the user.
ConnectMe: one platform to check, book and pay
After launching TutorMe.mu, Eva Graham and Jason Delorie presented ConnectMe at the Turbine’s incubation program. Their mission is to create a platform that is easy to use and allows users to search for service providers while focusing on what is important to them. For example, it could be price, location, availability, etc. It is important to them that the user can evaluate and compare profiles. This will be based on testimonials and evaluations for each service provider. The user would then be able to check availability, book and pay, all in one place.
Improve services through a more targeted experience
Eva Graham and Jason Delorie testify that they have experienced the same problems in almost every service industry. From plumbers to tutors, they quickly realized the need to develop a separate website for each niche. This would provide users with a more specific and targeted search and citation experience. In addition, they would have the assurance that an industry expert has verified each service provider.
Tutorme.mu, at the service of tutors and students
Concerning tutorme.mu, Eva Graham is herself an experienced teacher and tutor. That’s how they started the idea of Tutorme.mu. These two young startups don’t just want to provide a better experience for their users. Their goal is also to save them time and offer benefits to each tutor who signs up. Indeed, this platform will work both ways to help tutors offer their services, organize themselves and plan their time. Moreover, every effort will be made to ensure that they receive their payments in full and on time.
Who is Jason Delorie?
Jason has always enjoyed creative problem solving. For him, we have to look at things from a different point of view, find simple but innovative solutions. He’s had ideas since he was very young: from motorized roller skates at the age of 8, to a suitcase you could sit comfortably on while waiting in line at the age of 11. So, the next step was to bring these burgeoning ideas to life. Once at university, he studied entrepreneurship. “One of the things I’ve learned is that everyone has good ideas, but what makes the difference is the business behind them,” he explains. In 2015, he decided to change his life and flew to Mauritius. Since then, he has been a business development consultant and then an innovation coordinator for the ENL Group.