Our Story

From Study Abroad Experiences to Campus Ideations

Duff and John met in high school and developed OffWeGo while attending St. Lawrence University and Colgate University in upstate New York.

OffWeGo was incubated at the Shipley Center for Innovation at Clarkson University, and later Startups Ignite. Duff and John originally conceived OffWeGo as a fun and easy group booking platform based upon time studying abroad in London, Copenhagen and Australia.

Post-graduation, after extended research and networking with universities and travel assistance firms, the team shifted to the present model: combining the “fun” of travel with risk management, a top issue of concern for the sponsoring institutions (and students, post-crisis).

The Problem

Outdated Safety Systems Drive Higher Costs

The Solution

Built for the Students' Experience

The Team

Get to Know Us

Neil Shah

Consulting CTO

Founder, CEO, Thinknimble

Hi, I’m Neil, the CEO of ThinkNimble, a development agency that works with startups and social change. Previously I founded and sold Aspire, an employee engagement software, and worked at EverFi, managing product for video games related to critical skills education. I’m a huge fan of travel — my wife and I try to leave the country once every 3 months. I wish I would have gone abroad when I was in college, so OffWeGo is my way of making that happen now!

Duff Archie

Co-Founder, COO, Head of Product

Hey! I'm Duff. I've spent the last 5 years designing and developing student-centric travel experiences. I graduated Cum Laude from St. Lawrence University in 2018 with a degree in Economics and Business in the Liberal Arts, and a minor in European Studies. While at St. Lawrence, I lived and studied abroad twice: London during my first semester of Freshman year and Copenhagen during my junior spring.  My favorite place I've traveled to is Iceland. He's excited to launch OffWeGo to help make safety a forethought for student travel and ease the pains of international and underwriting offices everywhere!

John Eddins

Co-Founder, CEO

Hey! I'm John, and I graduated from Colgate University in 2018 with a degree in Economics. My background is in corporate strategy, finance, and insurance.  Having previously studied abroad in Australia, and gotten into a motorcycle accident, I know firsthand the importance of travel safety and risk management.  I also empathize with students -- knowing what it's like to move to a new continent, not knowing anyone there, and trying to plan a trip with limited knowledge and a limited group of friends.  I look forward to launching OffWeGo to make traveling abroad more safe and efficient. My favorite place I’ve traveled is Thailand.

 

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