Free time idea to business idea
The Spontacts Team
Do you know that feeling? You’re sitting at after work and would like to go out and do something. Only, who has time and what’s happening in your city? Maybe there’s an exciting soccer game on or you could organize a fun movie night with friends - but how to quickly reach people who would be up for that? Instead of spending hours on the phone, trying to set things up and get people ready, you rather give up and end up staying at home.
That’s exactly the situation we - Daniel Kästli, Christoph Seitz und Florian Specker were in. So the idea of Spontacts was born: The desire to make planning of free time simpler and more fun and to enable people to be more spontaneous.
It all started on a brown paper
In 2006, we’ve used a piece of brown paper to jot down the first ideas. Since then, a lot has happened. Now, Spontacts is available as free iPhone and Android app and has become Switzerland’s most successful free time community. Presently we’re counting more that 20,000 users - and counting. Our app empowers people to find activities just as they want them and easly meet the right people for it. No matter if you want to set up your own activity or get inspired by some of the other community members - Spontacts makes the process much easier.
In July 2012 we have taken a big step towards our international expansion by partnering with Scout24 Group. With them, we have found a strategic partner who will support us on our growth path. As a part of Scout24 Services, Spontacts will expand and will also be launched in Germany by 2013.
We can’t wait!