It all started with a trip to Guam that was filled with hidden waterfalls in the middle of the jungle, local cliff jumping spots, and even a rundown shack that housed arguably the best BBQ we'll ever have. This was all made possible because we had a friend who grew up in the area and was able to give us unique recommendations on what to do - all based on what fit our personalities.
This trip set an expectation for every one we went on, but that expectation was rarely met. We would return from a trip and find we missed out on a bunch of really cool activities. We would always ask, "Where the heck was that when we were searching for things to do? What do we have to do to reach those types of activities?"
The apps we used would only give us what the general traveler thought was the best, but it didn't fit us at all. We didn't have a local friend every place we went feeding us recommendations, so we just had to settle for the touristy things.
It was out of that pain point that two brothers, Brenden and Sean Coleman, and their friend, Austin Cinalli, created NativX with one mission in mind; give others the tools to reach awesome experiences!
With the help of IBM Watson & social media, NativX creates a personality profile for each user and factors it into hyper-personalized suggestions on things to do in an area.
What Sets NativX Apart?
- Personality based recommendations - Personality plays a huge role in every decision we make, yet is not being factored into the suggestions for things to do. Find what fits you based on who you are.
- Avoid the paradox of choice - Too many choices leads to unhappiness. NativX only gives you recommendations you are likely to enjoy.
- Useful Tips From Natives - Who knows an area better than the people who live there? You'll find unique places you're sure to love with the help of tips from Natives. It's like having a friend everywhere you go!
Southwest Airlines Innovation Award 2016
SXSW Top 8 College Startups 2016
RECESS Top 10 College Startups 2016