Start-Ups.Co had a great interview with the impressively enthusiastic and motivated Mr. ‘Voytek Holysz’; Co-Founder of the Poland (Wielkopolska)-based start-up “Whalla” about his Company.
“Whalla” lets its users enjoy offline events online. It delivers a social platform based on events and crowd-sourced albums with a new privacy model, a cool synch and filter options for your photos.
Below is the full interview that we have conducted with Mr. ‘Holysz’ regarding his start-up “Whalla”;
1. What is it exactly that you do and what “Whalla” is all about?
Whalla lets its users enjoy offline events online. It delivers a social platform based on events and crowd-sourced albums with a new privacy model a cool synch and filter options for your photos.
Basically we want to complete the experience we get from attending an event with an online experience where you not only instantly have access to all your and your friends photos and videos, but also to photos of people you don`t know that attended the same event.
Just like in real life – you`re all there, you share this experience – so why shouldn`t you share it online without knowing each other? Add syncing your facebook, dropbox, picasa, flickr and others, spice it up with an engaging gamification and statistics system and finish it off with an awesome tool that will let you influence the venues and events you go to. That`s Whalla.
2. When has “Whalla” been founded? And what stage is “Whalla” currently at?
We took part in Huge Thing – a startup accelerator in Poznan,Poland. We finished the 3 month mentoring period and we`re in the 3 month acceleration period with conditionary funding (meaning we didn`t get it yet ).
Our startup is only 1 month old as both co-founder started Huge Thing with different projects and we joined forces only a month ago. Hence our product is not yet ready but our programmers are on fire and we should be up within a month. [Read more...]