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Keep up to date with the KOMPAS team on our adventures navigating the big bad world of running a tech startup. See what we get up to, where we go, and what we’re working on behind the scenes.


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Keeping up with Kompas Traveltech

The UNWTO, Competing and Goulash: My time in Budapest for World Tourism Day

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October 2, 2018

This year, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) hosted the official celebrations for World Tourism Day in the historical city of Budapest, alongside the Hungarian Government. The event explored the topic of digital transformation, which has now become a priority for the UNWTO, as they focus on priming…


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KOMPAS GOES STATESIDE!

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September 7, 2018

The world of KOMPAS is getting bigger. Much bigger.

 
We’re going Stateside!
 

 

A home from home for those of us based in KOMPAS’ London HQ, it should come as no surprise that the Golden City, glorious San Francisco, came top of our list for our latest location launch. With its hipster…

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The Story Behind the KOMPAS App

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January 22, 2018

KOMPAS was started by Tom and Olivia, two Exeter students on their year abroad in Munich. The pair explored Munich belly-first, chowing down on all that the food scene had to offer. Once they’d eaten their fill, they expanded to exploring abandoned railway stations and street art in underground…

KOMPAS is Crowdfunding!


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KOMPAS is Crowdfunding!

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December 18, 2017

Phew… What an eventful year it’s been. In 2017, we’ve launched the KOMPAS app on iOS and Android, expanded to 6 cities, and grown our user base from zero to over 19,000. Now, we’re excited to announce that we’ve just launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £400,000. We couldn’t…


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5 Ways Technology Has Changed Travel in the Past Decade

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December 12, 2017

In the 21st century, technology’s reach has extended over just about every aspect of our daily lives. Travel is no exception. Traveling is easier and more accessible than ever before, thanks to the development of technology and online services. Here are a few of the ways in which technology…

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PRESS RELEASE: City Exploration App Launches in Liverpool Showcasing Independent Businesses and Hidden Locations

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October 11, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

London-based city-exploration startup, KOMPAS, has just launched in Liverpool. By combining the local expertise of city residents with machine learning-powered personalisation, KOMPAS is providing a new way of exploring Liverpool. Whether you’re craving a snack on a night out or looking for the perfect place to take…


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Happy 5th Birthday, Campus London!

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July 11, 2017

At one of London’s premier street food venues, entrepreneurs, executives and creatives gathered for an evening of celebrating the 5th anniversary of Campus London, the UK location of Google’s international startup hub. Located in trendy Shoreditch, Campus London hosts co-working spaces, event venues, and resources like a startup school,…


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A Round-Up of Our Experience at MWC & 4YFN in Barcelona

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March 9, 2017

Thanks to KAIROS Society, two of our team had the opportunity to head out to Barcelona last week, for the Mobile World Congress and 4YFN, myself included. I’m going to do a quick round-up of the sort of businesses that were out there, as well as some of the…


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Our Week in Copenhagen

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October 13, 2016

Now that the dust has settled, it is time to reflect on the events of the past week in Copenhagen. The week began with introductions to Human, the CEO of Venture Cup, and Aslan, last year’s winner. They motivated us to give the competition our all and to remember…


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We’ve Just Been Featured on BetaList!

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September 16, 2016

Good news! We’ve just been featured on BetaList, THE place for early adopters to discover upcoming internet startups, and for startup founders to share their startup with the world and get early user feedback. BetaList is known for promoting innovative new startups by sharing their application with their network…