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Jack and Ferdi

Jack and Ferdi is an app that offers business travelers authentic suggestions in the form of 5 things to see or do, 5 typical dishes to taste, 5 souvenirs to bring back and 5 charities to support.
Jack and Ferdi was created by 2 expat entrepreneurs with busy travel schedule. Both fascinated by travel they were experimenting the same frustration of missing out and were looking for a tool to capture the essence of a city when on a business trip.
 
Traditional search methods are riddled with the same issues: the content is often times sponsored, the ratings are frequently unfairly manipulated, and the recommendations are not tailored to who the user is and his/her constraints. With no time to scroll through endless results pages and filter by opening hour, the idea of an app that would offer unbiased, suited to the travelers' profile, constraints and location, vetted by local and most importantly truly authentic and quintessential, emerged.
 
Jack and Ferdi provides business travelers the opportunity to seize the full potential of their trips by offering geolocalized, AI-generated and curator-vetted suggestions in the form of 5 authentic things to see or do, 5 typical dishes to taste, 5 genuine souvenirs to bring back home as well as 5 local charities which they can support back home.

What Problem Are They Solving?


Business travel is consumed by a massive problem: people travel to conferences, business meetings and travel the world every day, not retaining anything from the city they are traveling to. Most often, business travelers believe they simply don’t have the time to experience the authenticity of the city. Not only bad for health, this type of behavior is terrible for business performance and detrimental to employee retention.
 
Jack and Ferdi makes the combination of business and leisure travel (aka bleisure travel) accessible to all and empowers travelers who want more. Jack and Ferdi offers business travelers the opportunity to seize the full potential of their trips by going straight to the essentials of a city while taking into account the time constraints of the traveler. All suggestions are quintessential to the city and vetted through a large network of locals.

What's Innovative About Their Solution?

The travel industry is also struggling with sponsored and bias content - our structure of data vetting through a combination of search algorithm, AI and our global network of ambassadors which allows us to manage this aspect efficiently. Last, we are a PBC and offer incentives for travelers to donate to local charities wherever they go or even in their hometown.
 
Jack and Ferdi makes the combination of business and leisure travel (aka bleisure travel) accessible to all and empowers travelers who want more. Jack and Ferdi offers business travelers the opportunity to seize the full potential of their trips by going straight to the essentials of a city while taking into account the time constraints of the traveler. All suggestions are quintessential to the city and vetted through a large network of locals.
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📍 Location

Cambridge, MA

⚙️ Product Stage

First Full Release

🏭 Industries

Lifestyle, Travel

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Contact the Founder:

Anne-Fleur Andrle

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