Meet the Founders: John Eddins (CEO)
By: John Eddins
Hey! My name is John Eddins. I am the founding CEO of OffWeGo! I started full time at OffWeGo in June of 2018 after graduating from Colgate University with a degree in Economics. Colgate was great because the university offers many different study abroad options and locations. During my junior year I took advantage of the programs and studied abroad in Australia. I loved every moment of it because I was able to meet people from all over the world who were studying abroad too. Also, it gave me the opportunity to visit amazing nearby places that I was not close to before. However, it was certainly a challenge to plan a trip with limited knowledge about traveling, and on top of that, traveling with groups of friends was even harder to plan.
(This is where OffWeGo comes in)
Looking back on the challenges I faced when trying to travel while studying abroad, I wished that there was an easy platform that I could have used to get less expensive travel and one that was specifically focused on group travel. This is when the idea of OffWeGo struck me. By building a platform for likeminded students to plan, socialize, and book their trips all in one place, my team and I believe that we can help make the transition of studying abroad as smooth and enjoyable as possible. I loved my time abroad, but OffWeGo would have made traveling around much easier!
Looking ahead, my favorite aspect we’re launching at OffWeGo is our cash back feature. By traveling with OffWeGo you will be able to redeem points that can be used for future travel or redeemed for cash.
Sign up and stay tuned for launch!