Toronto, Ontario — April 22, 2015 — The four-month-old roadside assistance app Rapitow recently earned mention on Canada’s Business News Network’s (BNN) all-new reality series, THE DISRUPTORS.
Featuring successful Canadian digital innovators who are disrupting industries and changing the way people live their lives, the show debuted April 16 on the network, airing Thursday evenings at 8:30 p.m. EST. “It was a real honour to make the cut,” Rapitow CEO Waheed Subhani said in a release. “Getting the attention of BNN’s innovative new show that highlights Canadian entrepreneurs that are disrupting traditional sectors confirms we are on a roll.” Available to download on iPhone and Android devices, Rapitow aims to eliminate the inefficiencies and costs associated with the call-centre dispatch model. Using a smartphone’s built-in GPS, the app dispatches the closest tow truck and allow users to track the truck’s route and location in real-time. The creation of Mississauga native Subhani, an IT software consultant, and his brother-in-law, Joe Borg — who holds two decades-worth of towing experience — has continued to outpace growth expectations, according to the company. First introduced in the GTA on December 1, 2014 before rolling out across the country, the service costs $9 per month and is priced per car, rather than driver. The company is currently working on expanding its reach, with a U.S. launch impending. For more information, please visit rapitow.com.