AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin rideshare companies are holding an open session Thursday where they will give brief presentations on what sets them apart.
The companies, Arcade City, Fasten, Luxe, GetMe, Wingz and RideAustin, will also answer your questions after their three-minute presentations.
The event will be held Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Capital Factory, located at 701 Brazos St. on the 16th floor. Ahead of the session, RideAustin has officially launched their app and are accepting rides.
“As the center of gravity for entrepreneurs, this is an important topic for Capital Factory, and we want to be an available space for anyone interested to find out more and participate in the conversation,” organizers say.
Rideshare companies Uber and Lyft left Austin on May 9 after Proposition 1 failed to get enough votes. The proposition, favored by Uber and Lyft, would have done away with fingerprinting requirements for rideshare drivers put forward by Austin City Council. While the two companies aren’t picking up riders in Austin, they can still drop off customers in Austin, as long as the ride started outside the city.