We're creating the A.I. Tour Guide

“There is growing dissatisfaction and disappointment with standardized tourist offerings that have become the hallmark of modern tourism.” - SKIFT

Put simply, consumers are tired of the typical tourist trap, they’re looking for something more authentic, engaging and personalized. This is a serious challenge for the travel and tourism industry as they’re primarily focused and only capable of fulfilling on mass-market experiences.

Social Bee is developing a platform consisting of an eCommerce site and iPhone app,
to help tourists and locals alike find, buy, experience adventures with augmented reality, maps, machine learning, and gamification.

What fuels our experience marketplace, and is our X-Factor, is that anyone with a smartphone can create, share and even monetize their experiences using our mapping, augmented reality and machine learning technology. We've made creating and sharing experiences as simple and familiar as using social m...
We're creating the A.I. Tour Guide

“There is growing dissatisfaction and disappointment with standardized tourist offerings that have become the hallmark of modern tourism.” - SKIFT

Put simply, consumers are tired of the typical tourist trap, they’re looking for something more authentic, engaging and personalized. This is a serious challenge for the travel and tourism industry as they’re primarily focused and only capable of fulfilling on mass-market experiences.

Social Bee is developing a platform consisting of an eCommerce site and iPhone app,
to help tourists and locals alike find, buy, experience adventures with augmented reality, maps, machine learning, and gamification.

What fuels our experience marketplace, and is our X-Factor, is that anyone with a smartphone can create, share and even monetize their experiences using our mapping, augmented reality and machine learning technology. We've made creating and sharing experiences as simple and familiar as using social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. This democratization of the experience market place will have a similar effect that Turo has had on the car rental industry and AirBnB on the accommodations industry creating a much greater and diverse collection of experiences for consumers to enjoy. Our goal is to be THE experience destination.

You might be asking, how do you define an experience. An experience, is a collection of activities that create an impression (good or bad). An experience could be a city tour, a hike, a pilgrimage, a pub crawl, a dining experience, a conference, branded experiences, or even a new employee onboarding experience. With Social Bee, users can create and consume step by step experiences that guide you through an experience telling you and showing you where to go, what to do, engaging you with tips, trivia, photo, and video as you go.

An additional business driver of ours is that experiences added to our platform are translated to over 26 languages allowing tour operators, museums and the like to offer their experiences to a broader audience than they're currently able to.

We have conducted 4 pilot programs with brands in the NW driving $100k in revenue and 150k users. We’ve taken the experience from those pilot programs to develop our MVP, whch we’re preparing to launch in late 2019, early 2020.

Our launch strategy will focus on driving revenue through enterprise experiences and partnerships with destination marketing organizations.
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Advisors

Josh Dirks
Admin
Josh Dirks

Employees

Ariel Lai
Admin
Ariel Lai Marketing Ariel is a communications major at UW focusing on digital marketing, communication strategy and UI/UX, especially interested in startup.

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Love the SocialBee Adventures platform, and vision with Augmented Reality as it matures into mass adoption. Jason is a fantastic entrepreneur and I am really excited to see what he and his team accomplish!