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. Won a one-year grant from a Government Entrepreneurship program in 2017. 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. An improved version in progress, coming soon.
* Currently covering Cyprus & Turkey. Aiming to expand to Mediterranean countries, initially Portugal and Greece soon.
* 450+ live experiences, with more being added every month.
* Reached around 2,6k monthly active visitors with no paid marketing
* Around 9k 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