About GoKid
The Company

 

GoKid provides schools, teams and active families with a powerful tool to manage day-to-day schedules. Today there is no easy way to organize kids’ carpools. Our mobile app integrates key technologies that easily facilitate carpool management.

The app includes GPS-based tracking of cars, live mapping functionality, in-app texting, and automatic alerts. This app addresses the parents and caregivers of the 50 million school children in the United States. It is a tool that will not only benefit the families who use it, but also their communities.

GoKid was founded Stefanie Lemcke who wished to solve her own driving fatigue after moving from New York City to Connecticut and finding herself trapped in traffic jams with her neighbors as they all drove to the same place at the same time to drop off and pick up their kids.

Meet the Founder

 

Stefanie, mother of Filipa (10) and Leni  (12) moved to the US from Europe ten years ago and is still puzzled by the amount of time US parents spend driving kids to their many activities. Stefanie is a serial entrepreneur and an experienced digital manager who has worked in innovation and technology for the past 15 years. With a background in the children’s market, media, and entertainment, she ran the online video department at Sky Germany, headed the legal department at the Disney channel in Germany, and worked at Sony Music. In 2012 she co-founded New York International, a website and technology for international entrepreneurs launching businesses in the US. Stefanie holds a PhD in law from the University of Munich and an M.B.A.

The GoKid Team
Our team has a combined 50 years of experience building technology enabled businesses. We have already garnered attention as a finalist in the Women Who Tech Challenge in 2015 and a semi-finalist in NextChallenge: Smart Cities 2016. In June 2016, GoKid was accepted as one of twelve companies (out of over 500 applicants) into Techstars Mobility in Detroit, Michigan. Techstars is one of top accelerator programs in world; it has a less than 1% acceptance rate, and provides world-class mentors and investors.
Stefanie Lemcke
Founder / CEO
Ashley Clark
Chief Operations Officer
Caleb Rechten
Web Developer
Robert Rozenvasser
iOS Developer 
Jeffrey Hoch
iOS Developer

GoKid has been recognized by

“We could attract more parents to enroll if we had a solution to our pressing transportation needs – I am welcoming the GoKid pilot to help our parents.”

“We are excited about the possibility of providing our parents with a tool to better coordinate their carpooling experience.”

“I’ve told several friends to use the app! Thank you for cutting down on the emails/texts I get to coordinate carpools. “

Mike Khoury

President, Detroit Cristo Rey High School

Mark Ornstein, CEO of University Prep Schools

Mark Ornstein

CEO, University Prep Schools

Andrea Long

GoKid User