Geeks On A Boat is the ultimate startup boat trip. This summer Incrediblue’s Geek Fleet will explore the the mesmerizing Greek islands during June 29th – July 6th.
Geeks on A Boat presents the perfect opportunity to combine business with pleasure and build lasting relationships within the international tech scene. Seven days of relaxation, partying, networking and doing business on board you simply cannot miss!
Incrediblue now offers a cabin for two on this legendary cruise to one lucky winner.
Just click on the giveaway form below to enter
Seven days of relaxation, partying, networking and doing business on board.
A “secret” most startup entrepreneurs know is that the best connections, partnerships and sales leads happen at conferences’ corridors and after-parties. Incrediblue aims to take this to the next level by inviting the startup community to join its Geek Fleet, ready to set sail on June 29th – July 6th in the mesmerizing Greek islands.
Geeks On A Boat is an adventure anyone can join, and a perfect opportunity to combine business with pleasure and build lasting relationships within the international tech scene. Attendees can either book a boat for them and their team (a boat can host up to 8 people) or book a cabin (fits 2 people) on board one of the boats. The fleet will cruise around idyllic islands and sandy beaches in the day and visit great party islands at night!
The Geek Fleet will be sailing at one of the top summer destinations in the world. Greece has rich history, tasteful cuisine, breathtaking landscapes and an insatiable thirst for partying. This epic journey invites geeks to get lost in the endless blue between the sky and the sea, swim till dusk and party till dawn, with startup rockstars from all over the globe!
Co-founder, Antonios Fiorakis, says: “We know by experience that even a couple of days on a boat with other founders is unbelievably beneficial. Geeks on a Boat is the lean approach to boating, networking & team building.”
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Find easily the right itinerary for your taste and budget.
Incrediblue launches Collections, pre-planned itineraries around a specific destination and theme. Travelers only need to focus on deciding the kind of experience they’d like to enjoy and pick the right collection for their budget and style.
Incrediblue offerseight collections at the moment and aims to focus on growing its Collections to cover as many styles and destinations as possible. Collections make finding and booking the perfect vacation on a boat a breeze even for people that have never rented a boat before.
Collections take away the stress of planning a boat trip, enabling tourists to explore and view suggested itineraries with a lot of points of interest, like secluded beaches, secret coves and amazing local restaurants.
The Collections include themes for adventure lovers, like exploring volcanic islands of the Azores, for foodies like Ergon Culinary Experience, for cosmopolitan travelers, like One Week in Cyclades, for party boys and girls, like Discover Sporades and more.
Co-founder, Antonios Fiorakis, says: “Incrediblue embarks on a mission to simplify all things around boating. We break the myth that sailing holidays are expensive; thus we enable more people to experience the unique appeal/beauty of yachting first hand. By introducing Collections, we essentially remove any barrier to entry for sailing. You can discover amazing destinations, preview your experience and book the ideal boat trip without any further requirement, according to your taste, time, location and budget. As Incrediblue grows, we stay focused on offering unparalleled customer service and brand new features for smooth sailing to your dream vacation.”
With over 27,000 km of inland waterways and more than 70,000 km of coastline, Europe offers the perfect environment for the 48 million European citizens who regularly participate in recreational marine activities (36 million of whom are boaters), as well as countless numbers of tourists. Over 6 million boats are kept in European waters while 4,500 marinas provide 1.75 million berths both inland and in coastal areas. (via Facts & Figures)
Greece set for comeback as tourist destination, via Reuters
Globally, the tourism industry – worth an estimated $1.15 trillion last year – is expected to grow by between 3 and 4 percent in 2013, driven by up to 6 percent higher visitor numbers in emerging markets, according to latest estimates from the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
Two months after its beta launch, incrediblue, a booking service connecting yacht and sailboat owners with sea lovers around the globe, announces today its official release and a €100k seed round by the Openfund.
Currently listing 200 boats in 35 locations, with fees ranging from €25 to €1.000 per person per day, incrediblue’s unique fleet is growing rapidly. Popular destinations across Greece, Croatia and Turkey are already being served, along with various hidden gems in places like the Azores. Incrediblue also recently welcomed small boats to navigate cities like Amsterdam and Berlin.
For the first time in the industry, guests are able to directly connect to boat owners, review boat profiles with real photos and book online in a simple and secure way. Payment options provided include bank transfer and credit cards. Boat owners can register their boats for free and use incrediblue’s easy to use platform to manage their prices and bookings. Incrediblue is free for guests, while boat owners’ charges are limited to a commission per booking, that remains significantly lower compared to the broker industry standard.
Antonios Florakis, incrediblue founder, said: “Most people perceive boat related activities as a luxury. Incrediblue is on a mission to empower everyone to enjoy unique, safe and memorable sea related experiences, anywhere in the world”.
Openfund, a pioneering early stage venture capital fund, officially announces its first investment of €100k in incrediblue. George Tziralis, partner, added: “Incrediblue already serves as our holiday mode of choice. We are excited to be working together with a great founding team to bring this service to a much broader audience and change the sea tourism landscape.”
We were recently interviewed by Andrii Degeler for a post at TheNextWeb on a really cool subject: What really happens after you win a startup competition? Read the article here.
Due to the time difference between Europe and the US, when Sarah Mitroff from Wired magazine called us, we were in the middle of… a party! Nevertheless, it was a fun conference call! Read the article here.
It was a pretty amazing experience to win the Startup Competition at How to Web. And while we were networking after the event and having a glass of wine, we read this awesome post by Mike Butcher on TechCrunch.