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Startuptravels go global with their new startup network!
by Startacus Admin
Have you ever had difficulties finding local entrepreneurs and professionals while traveling? Do you want to have better access to the local startup scene, the authentic business environment and valuable people when you are on the go?
A group of entrepreneurs from Denmark reckons they are on the road to startup success with Startuptravels, a network where you can meet and connect with local entrepreneurs and business professionals while traveling.
So when Anders Hasselstrøm, co-founder of Startuptravels.com showcased Startuptravels in our ideas and startups' Collaboration area, the seed had been set for us to find out more…
So Anders, what is Startuptravels?
Startuptravels is a new playground for entrepreneurs and business professionals worldwide. In short, it is a network allowing you to meet local entrepreneurs and business professionals while traveling. Next time you are going traveling you can find a place to stay, a desk to work at or just arrange a meet up for coffee with like minded entrepreneurs or business professionals.
Does it cost anything?
Based on the feedback we received in our research we decided to let the users decide if they want it to be free or if they want to charge a price. Entrepreneurs have the option of not charging a penny but it can also be used as an alternative to Airbnb where you can charge for staying. The same concept applies to the option of borrowing a desk.
What was the inspiration for Startuptravels?
Both Rasmus and I love to meet new people and we spend a lot of time traveling the world. Personally, I travel to the UK between 1 and 2 times a month and I would love to be able to connect with likeminded entrepreneurs whenever I’m traveling. UK is full of exciting entrepreneurs and awesome incubators but it is difficult to know where to go to, when you arrive as a stranger and that is a worldwide problem many people are facing. In short, I’d say that it was based on the desire to use the service ourselves that inspired us to begin.
Who is your target market?
Startuptravels is for entrepreneurs and business professionals that want to expand their global network. It doesn’t matter if you employ 20 people or just have a brilliant idea. If you want to meet with other business people, learn from them and connect with them you are welcome on the platform. Doing it this way enables us to have mentors, VCs, entrepreneurs and all kind of people gathered one place. We are convinced that is how we create most value.
What is the plan for the next 6 months?
At the moment we are dedicating all our resources to sign up entrepreneurs and professionals while the platform is being fine-tuned by the developers. By now we have signed up more than 2500 people from 50 countries and it is just the beginning. Rasmus is traveling to the US for four months in order to spread the idea to Americans while we are finishing the platform.
Any last words for our readers and members?
We encourage all of you to share the platform with all entrepreneurs and business professionals in your network. The more the merrier. You can sign up atwww.startuptravels.com. Imagine if we had a global network of entrepreneurs and business professionals and you could handpick whom to meet up with every time you are traveling? Let’s make it happen together. Share the story.
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