Loacal is a travel-oriented marketplace of local experiences, a bridge between travellers and activities & tours. Currently, a live website in Cyprus & Turkey, soon to be an app. Recently won a one-year grant from a Government Entrepreneurship program. As of today, no other similar platform is serving this niche exclusively in Mediterranean.
I am a traveller, data miner, statistician, (very recent) blog writer and an agile & happy entrepreneur, but most of all, founder & owner of the travel start-up company, Loacal. I have been involved in all phases of developing, strategic planning, business execution and the creation of the platform.
* MVP of website shipped and live. Improved version in progress, coming soon.
* Currently covering Cyprus & Turkey. Aiming to hold Southern Mediterranean countries soon.
* 350+ live experiences, with more being added every month.
* Reached 5,000 monthly active visitors
* Close to 9,000 total social media followers
$22,000 grant from Northern Cyprus Government
Selected startup for exhibition at Startup Grind Europe in London
Selected for 100 Startups of Startup Istanbul (challenge in Oct 2017)