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We augment real life tour guides on the ground of tourist attractions and events across the globe!

Naor Amir

  • Description of the idea

    CityGuyd brings a digital solution to the tour guide and eventTech industries, which have been very hard hit by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We are "digitizing" the tour guide experience by allowing tour guides to connect directly with travelers digitally through their phones. Our app uses AR technology and GPS signals to let travelers know our digital tour guides are available whenever they approach a known landmark or attractions. Our AR tour guides then pop up on the ground in front of users to tell them anything they need to know, in their chosen language of course, in a socially distant, face-to-face experience that has never before been possible!
  • Why is the timing right for your idea?

    The travel industry failed to prepare for the digital future - Covid-19's dramatic effect on the industry proved that point. It is time to digitize the experience and embrace new technologies. Travelers have never been more willing to embrace new tech, such as AR/VR, to scratch their travel itch. Over 50% of travelers expressed willingness during Covid to pay for VR based tourism if it was offered to them. Couple that with the upcoming AR tech revolution, with all the big names in tech investing billions into creating a generational platform shift from smartphones to AR glasses. Travel is in need of innovation, AR/VR tech are in need of a market. Add to that mix that Millennials and Gen-Z are digital first humans. Now is the perfect time!

  • What is your competitive advantage?

    CityGuyd is led by founders with extensive experience at the forefront of both AR/VR and travel/event industries. Naor who is CEO & CTO is a former prototype engineer at Magic Leap and Facebook Reality Labs, with 4 years of experience working on the world's most advanced AR/VR glasses platforms. Pauline is CMO and brings with her over 30 years of experience working in the travel, airline, and tourism industry. She has worked at companies like Amadeus, Frosch, & South African Airways, and more. Together we bring our expertise in both VR/AR technologies and the travel and event business for a Rockstar team that has the necessary experience to solve this problem!

  • What will you do with $10,000?

    The $10,000 would go towards continued development of our iOS/Android based applications and further building our SDK to allow for easy integration with our B2B2C client's platforms - bringing our AR guide technology to conferences and sporting events across the world! This will help our team improve overall UI/UX, ensuring the best possible user experience and also expand our AR tour guide city offerings from 10 international cities currently, to over 30 by the end of the year!