Updated: May 24, 2019
Who else of you gets up in the morning, asking yourself, what's the purpose? What am I doing? How can I change something on this planet and do something meaningful? Well, I know for a fact that I am one of these people who asks this question a lot. I already gave you a quick inside into "The WHY." The purpose of doing this, the meaning of overcoming my improvable writing skills and last but not least, following and communication my vision.
The first idea of Cultural Places came to me about five years ago. Back then, I was working with my former co-founder on a sense of giving museums a platform to show what people can expend during the visit. A pretty basic idea, but it already meant quite a lot back then. Showing content to the public was always a thing right. I mean, back in 2012 and 2013, social media was already quite a thing, especially Facebook. Other platforms start evolving and crushing the markets. The idea of connecting people with people and services came across many different areas of business. Moreover, there it all began.
We went through many levels of development and product stages, including AI, Beacon-Technology, Blockchain, the ICO and Crypto world, which will be handled in another piece of content very soon. I was driven by the vision to connect all cultural institutions in the world, all cultural enthusiasts and culture lovers as well as travelers on one platform. Culture, to me, is the basis of our human lives and how we interact with each other. Understanding different cultures better would solve so many problems that we are facing out there currently. What I want to do with my team is, to give more comfort and better access to the cultural world. If you can afford to travel a lot, high, but if not, there is still a very high chance that you have a smartphone and can access it from wherever you are.
Cultural Places is not only a product or vision to me. It is a movement. A story that already made so many great people follow us. Investors, advisors, partners, customers, - people. I loved talking to hundreds of people of this business fields over the last couple of years. I appreciate all the feedback very much, and I know, we are not there yet. However, my team and I are hustling our asses off daily, to achieve our goals, and build something meaningful.
Therefore, we already created several partnerships around the globe hosting about 30 amazing employees and other business partners. No worries, you will hear, read and see a lot about them and our locations on this page. Find us in Vienna, Banja Luka, Zagreb, Athens, Jakarta with for sure more places to come in 2019. If you are interested in becoming a licensing partner, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We will help you to support your local cultural tourism and community.
As we are currently working on several improvements and new features, including a web platform, feel free to download our app for now in the stores and of course, comment or hit out for me if you have feedback. I highly appreciate it.
As always, I am also publishing a short video about the topic I am writing about on my website and YouTube Channel. Check it out!
More to come.