B-ablehotels, a startup born out of the first place winning idea at Startup Weekend Grand Forks, launched their Kickstarter for $97,000 last week. The money is being raised to help the co-founders, Jana and Loren Younggren, create a mobile app aimed at allowing anyone with a physical disability to find suitable travel accommodations.
The platform centers on a review-based model, and allows users to find, take photos, and give ratings on hotel rooms that are supposedly handicap accessible. Often, the Younggrens said, the rooms that claim to be handicap friendly are not. With b-ablehotels, users can read and write reviews to offer a credible platform for finding travel accommodations.
Twelve backers have raised $2,050 so far, for a series of rewards ranging from a b-ablehotels luggage tags to a photograph by Loren Younggren, who’s full-time job is as a professional photographer. The campaign will close on September 18, 2016. Take a look at it here.