Finding things to do in your free time might sound like an easy ask, but according to the founders of South African startup Vibescout, well over five million South Africans turn to the internet for help in making fun plans each month.
In fact, brothers Jonathan and Paul Myburgh, and father Marc, co-founders of Vibescout, think the number of bored South Africans is much higher, and everyone would be turning to the internet for help – if there was a good platform available to them.
Initially, Vibescout started out being a place for people to find events near them, but within the first few months of operations the co-founders decided this model was too niche. What bored people need, they decided, is a much wider ranging platform – allowing people to browse events and activities across all verticals.
“Our new mission was to be a powerful aggregator of finding things to do near you, which includes everything from events, movies to activities. No platform has been able to effectively aggregate all this information together successfully, most platforms operate in their chosen entertainment vertical and therefore don’t qualify to holistically solve the “finding things to do” problem,” says Jonathan Myburgh.
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