Why Are We Fundraising?
We are a team of MFA students at the California College of the Arts. As part of our class work, we have been tasked to build a startup around an idea that will help young parents.
Competition is evigorating and fun! We're pitting our idea against those of our classmates to see who will come out on top. Your donation is a vote in our favor!
But that's not all! We don't want to keep this money to ourselves. All the teams will donate the funds they raise to Architecture for Humanity! We hope you'll shower us with funding, but any contribution to our class' competition will be going to a great cause.
For the competition, the number of votes is what counts. If you like our idea, we'd love it if you could share it with friends and family!
Traveling With Family Should Be Fun!
Horror, anxiety, fear. These are all reactions we received when we asked parents about their experiences traveling with small children. From the beginning, we knew we were onto something. Traveling should be as stress-free as possible. It should also be fun and enjoyable!
We envision a web-based travel experience that is every family's travel agent and concierge, rolled into one. Simply enter in the size of your family, the ages of your children and Vesta will walk you through planning and booking a trip tailored to your needs. We will create a simple, calming and smart step-by-step process that will aggregate all your needs into one place. Vesta will offer the following services you might expect from any online travel site, but with a twist. Vesta is sensitive to the needs of parents and how they differ from those not traveling with children:
- Rent a car at your destination.
Search That Responds to Your Specific Needs
However, that's not enough! We want parents to be able to plan their trip leaving no details uncovered. That's why Vesta will also let parents:
Reserve intermediary transportation (a ride to the airport)
Rent large items like cribs and strollers at their destination
Book directly with hotels to ensure that special requests like ajoining rooms will be honored.
Have essential items like diapers and formula delivered to their destination! Forget about those extra checked bags!
Although all these perks are available, there is nowhere that everything is aggregated into one streamlined process. A parent's time is valuable and Vesta wants to help parents spend more time enjoying their vacations, not planning them!
Learn From Others' Experiences
When new parents travel with their baby, there is often a significant amount of anxiety and stress associated with making the trip. Luckily, there are many parents out there who love to share tips on making the process better. Vesta invites all parents to participate in a growing community of travelers who help each other with tips about airlines, where the best family restaurant in Seattle is and much more!
More importantly, we integrate all that knowlegde into the process of finding and booking your trip. If anything from our community is relevant to your search, we display it right there. Now making informed travel decisions has never been easier!