Travelers can socialize in small groups.
Startup name
Web address
Founding date
August 2016
Total team member
Startup stage
Product usage or interact
Mobile/Tablet (iOS)
Istanbul, Turkey

Elevator pitch

UrbanSurf, a mobile application connects travelers and locals to meet up in small groups to socialize and share experiences.

Why only 2 to 5 people? 

This number of people can travel and share easily; they can take one taxi, sit and eat around one table, take decisions quickly and most importantly they can teach & learn more from each other.


Serkan Pulat

I (Serkan Pulat) work as our team leader. I am experienced in the development of different startups. Based on my educational background and job experiences, I can lead the project in the fields of software, business management and development, networking, marketing strategies and social media.

Business model

Target customer

People who backpacker, make foreign friends, meet their soulmate.

Customer acquisition strategy

Social Media Channels, Medium, Contact with bloggers

Revenue model

The users will download and use the app for free of charge in the beginning so that we will be able to understand users' behavior and their needs. We are working on different offerings and payment options such as premium subscription.

Market info

Market size

$ 2,230,000,000,000



Coachsurfing: Locals share their homes with travelers. Besides sharing homes the events are organized by users.

Meetup: With Meetup large groups of people come together in a particular activity. The problem here again results from the hign number of participants. Not each participant can get benefit from the event.


  • 6,147 The application has been downloaded
  • 2 Application is used for avarage - minutes/daily
  • 400 monthly-active users
  • 265 Travel stories

Startup traction

Since Urbansurf was launched, the application has been downloaded for 6147 times. In total, 45 activities are published by the system. 400 monthly-active users are using the platform. The application is used for average 2 minutes/daily. 263 travel stories have been shared on the platform by travelers. We are seeing 7 % growth in traffic in our application. We are aiming to get %25 at the beginning of 2018.

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1- Urbansurf team was selected as one of the best startups by investors at UberPITCHIstanbul Organization on March 22nd, 2017
2-Urbansurf was selected first fifteen Startups in StartupTurkey 2017
3- Urbansurf is one of @etohum 2017 Startups.
4- Urbansurf.me from Turkey as one of the Startup100 - 2016

Publication date: 26 December 2017