One of the winners of the Startup Weekend held in October is team TOD Amsterdam consisting of Ghassan, Samo, Anne Maike and Anique. TOD Amsterdam is starting up a Tour On Demand system that instantly links people to tour guides. Our goal is to connect people to each other who otherwise wouldn’t meet. The most important thing when coming to a new city is the first connection. Ghassan definitely knows what it’s like to be new in a city. When he arrived in Amsterdam he enjoyed nothing more than the historical riches that a city like Amsterdam has to offer. However, he was missing a personal and individual touch in the way of telling Amsterdam’s stories. TOD Amsterdam came up with a solution for this. Through a real-time application TOD offers personalized tours on direct request. With this quick-paced system, people like Ghassan are given the opportunity to share their personal stories, for example what it’s like to be a newcomer in a new city, or things they are simply passionate about in the crowded city of Amsterdam. Through this medium TOD Amsterdam will create a tour experience that is quite different from the standard tours that are available now. Currently the team is doing market research, finding their key partners, developing a training programme for newcomer tour guides and developing their Minimum Viable Product (MVP). If you want engage with TOD-Amsterdam in any way, feel free to contact us in the form below!