As a start-up crowdfunding platform in the travel space wanting to help individuals and businesses from around the world, TravelStarter is a great new site that helps entrepreneurs of all shapes and sizes – as long as it’s local or related to travel, they can help! “Do you own or want to open a local business connected to tourism: a restaurant, hostel, hotel, bakery, summer camp, travel agency?” or are you looking to invest in a cool new initiative in a country close to your heart? TravelStarter is for you – allowing you to travel globally and live locally.
How does it work? You submit your project as you would on any crowdfunding site – but that’s where the similarities end. Unique rewards like offering to cook for their funders for a week (given for instance, a restaurant crowdfunding project) or offering funders a place to stay when they’re in your country in exchange for funding a local project, makes TravelStarter extremely unique – offering travelers a way out from the standard big chain restaurants, hotels, and sight-seeing tours; making it a bespoke, local experience – the real deal! So, “Do you have a travel or local project you need funding for? Or do you want to stay with locals in some place you’ve always wanted to visit? Or maybe you just want to support someone because you like what they do”, TravelStarter can help – check them out!