Acadia BBA student Logan MacGillivray was named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 by Atlantic Business Magazine. Logan is the developer of Kangaroo, an online food delivery application designed especially for small towns and rural areas. The main players in the online food delivery field are Uber Eats and Skip the Dishes. But their operating model is calibrated for urban districts. Contemplating this gap in service, Logan said,
This is an industry that’s already proven, and one of the fastest growing industries in the world, let me figure out a way to make it work here. And that’s just what he did. Kangaroo is a new model that can operate at very low cost, which is the first criterion that a business must satisfy in order to deliver reliably in districts outside the city. Kangaroo is also an app with a conscience. The four primary users—customers, drivers, restaurants, and the environment—will be treated responsibly. The customer enjoys the cheapest delivery in North America, the drivers make a living wage, restaurants sell more meals and can enjoy being an exclusive supplier for certain items on Kangaroo’s menu, and the environment benefits from less waste. And why the name
kangaroo? The Facebook page explains:
If you’re going to have an animal deliver your meal, what would be better than one that’s fast, nimble, smart and has an insulated pouch? The evocation of a marsupial from Australia might also be emblematic of another lesson for student entrepreneurs that Logan can get behind: Whether you create opportunity, discover it, whether it is given to you or whether you have worked for it, regardless of how it has come to you, when it appears, jump on it!
Listen to Logan MacGillivray in conversation with Brendan MacNeil on the AxeChange podcast..
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