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Curbs Sets Out to Aid Fort McMurray

Posted by Peter Moreira, Entrevestor on August 22, 2016 in News, Alumni & Friends
Scott-Theriault
Scott-Theriault

A Dartmouth startup has accelerated the launch of its mobile app because its founders believe the product could help distressed families rebuild their lives in fire-ravaged Fort McMurray.

Curbza has developed an app for Apple and Android devices that can help people inventory their personal possessions and quickly sell or donate things they don’t want.

It can also build a virtual warehouse, so agencies can compile a list of bulky donated items like furniture without having to assemble them under a single roof.

The founders are hoping the app can help Canadians provide household items for residents of Fort McMurray who were forced to leave the city because of forest fires and are now preparing to return.

“Our hearts go out to the people in Alberta who have lost their homes and belongings,” Curbza CEO Scott Theriault said in a statement. “We feel it’s our duty to push this free technology out today in order to help our brothers and sisters out west.”

Using Curbza, the user can photograph and inventory all the family’s household items.

If there is something they don’t want, they can click a button and sell it or give it away.

The product lets people create their own marketplace and build their own networks.

Read the full story by Peter Moreira at Entrevestor.com.