By @SimonCocking interview with Patrick Tomelitsch, CEO, Oroundo Mobile GmbH who will be speaking at will be speaking at the Blockchain Innovation & Investment Summit Dubai on March 19th.

1 min pitch for what you are doing now?

Cultural Places just started its ICO and I meet additional investors, supporters and institutions nearly every day in various countries. I attend several conferences and investor summits to present the enormous potential of our project – especially our approach to adopt the blockchain technology. And I will be on a roadshow throughout March to promote the ICO, which ends on April 5th. I receive very positive feedback in all my direct conversations and I obtain new partners on a regular basis, who like the idea and want to contribute to it. This is all very promising and gives us full confidence in our vision to be the leading cultural platform worldwide and a game changer in the industry.

How was the last year, what worked well, what didn’t move as quickly as you would have liked?

We recently finished our 50th project with our existing app and submitted several applications for project funding. One of them is a grant application in cooperation with the technical university of Zagreb, where we recently passed a very important phase for the final contracting phase. This will bring us additional budget into the millions. Another highlight in 2017 was the implementation of our Cultural Places app with a new user experience for the Borobudur temple in Indonesia, the largest Buddhist temple in the world and UNESCO cultural heritage site.

Across our journey the last years we came along the obstacle that the will and passion to realize great projects in the cultural sector is there, but the access to funds is very limited and very often connected to huge workload for an insecure outcome. Also non-transparency of money flow is an issue here. With Cultural Places we change this situation by offering transparent, save funding processes based blockchain technology and connect potential customers directly to projects they might like. Adding value to society in terms of contributing in projects people like is in our nature.

Within the cultural places project, we are taking our partners by their hands and lead them into the digital world.

What are your plans for the future?

We want to make Cultural Places the leading cultural platform in the world. We are about the get into the next phase of our growth strategy and will implement lots of exciting new features into our existing app over the next 2 years. One of them is the crypto ticketing solution based on blockchain technology, which will disrupt the current ticketing market with lower fees and with a transparent process to avoid fraud and simplify the purchasing. Cultural Places will also become a social network creating a cultural ecosystem, which connects customers and suppliers. This will enable a new form of crypto crowdfunding on a very individual level.

Moreover, we will provide interfaces to our platform to connect with existing systems of our clients to leverage the benefits of our crypto currency – the Cultural Coin. This will also enable us to tackle new markets like amusement parks, which are a perfect match for our platform.

What will you be talking about at this event?

“Blockchain meets Culture” will be about the vision of Cultural Places to build a new ecosystem for the cultural world, with a new approach to simplify ticketing and to provide innovative funding processes for cultural institutions, which we enable to address visitors and donors on a highly individual level. I will present our approach and features, starting from our adoption of the blockchain technology, to the character of our own crypto currency – the Cultural Coin, to the benefits for all participants of Cultural Places (users, clients and investors).

What inspired you to attend it?

When we planned the roadshow, we of course wanted to cover the most important conferences and pitch opportunities. I am looking very much forward to participate at the BIISUMMIT, as there are lots of participants and opinion leaders, which I want to convince of our vision. I’m sure I will find new supporters and partners there.

Which influencers and websites do you follow to keep up to date with the latest developments?

I generated my own feed out of twitter, linkedin and Instagram feeds from blockchain enthusiasts, crypto investors, venture capitalists and other trending topics. I like quality media to check on global trends related to the markets as well as international finance and business broadcast and news. I also update myself a lot 1 on 1 with our investors and try to get as much feedback as possible.

How can people find out more about what you are working on?

All information about the Cultural Places project, the whitepaper and related news on https://www.culturalplaces.com/. You can visit us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or get latest ICO related information on our Telegram Chat (https://t.me/culturalplaces).

Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?

Basically, our ICO is a matter of commitment in and out of believer of the cultural scene and sector. I strongly believe that protecting cultural heritage on the one hand, but also making it easily accessible to the audience is key. This field is so much more than a niche. Culture adds value to so many different kinds of subjects and fields, such as education and humanity. We want people to understand the culture of countries or even small institutions way better, as it automatically opens the minds and makes our thinking way more reflective.


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