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StayDo
Company : StayDo
Company stage: Seed
Industry : Travel, Tourism, Culture & Sports
Foundation year: 2016
One line pitch: Your Vacation, Your Passions
Short Project Description: StayDo is a smart concierge for smart vacations, matching supply with demand for leisure activities and courses at tourist facilities. Tourists seeking activities or short courses on vacation or in their free time no longer have to choose predefined packages, but can tailor their own. The search engine gives total flexibility to choose accommodation and activities. Users search – by area, date, event type – for hotels available to host and instructors to provide courses, for selected location and date. They select accommodation and buy an activity that will be organized on the premises. StayDo is not a common marketplace but creates a real network in the territory, gluing together all the key tourism players StayDo is also a platform for searching events and short courses, even for locals, e.g. cooking, crafts and culture. For tourists, one portal simplifies access to courses and activities. For hotel owners, the offers of services that increase bookings is simplified. For instructors, there is direct access to a vast market.
Significant Milestones:In less than 6 month: Kicked off several key partnerships with consortia, incoming travel agents, etc Reached a solid critical mass (50+ facilities and 40+ experts) in the territory of launch Received 10k€ as a free grant from the Piedmont region. Admitted to a 45k€ loan (20% free grant) through the Torino Social Innovation program. Been included in Startup Initiative program of the IntesaSanPaolo group (1st Italian bank) in September-October 2016 (shortlisted as one of the 25 startups among a pool of 250+ candidates). Integration of other services, e.g. city tours, etc in the platform Started new geographical areas of deployment of the service
Fundraising target: StayDo, having demonstrated the traction of the service model in kickoff are, needs to be structured in a way to rapidly increase the number of clusters in Italy, to improve communication and marketing actions, to have a solid web portal and SW management and a perfect customer support. To reach the targets for 2017-2018 (40+ clusters in Italy with 1200+ facilities and 10k courses offered) we need a funding of 300k (40% business development, 40% marketing and customer support, 20% SW platform development)
Use of Funds: The 40% business development, 40% marketing and customer support, 20% SW platform development attribution of funds will be instrumental to reach the targets of becoming the platform of reference for this profile of services in Italy. The targets for 2018 (40+ clusters in Italy with 1200+ facilities and 10k courses offered) will generate enough traction to apply this model outside Italy and go in 2019 towards the target of 1M$ in revenue
Contacts: Paolo Pastorino
Email Contact: paolo.pastorino@staydo.it
Web Site: http://staydo.it

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