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Not a guide, but the guidance - city trips re-invented. An app to discover new places. Free. Mindful. Gamified.

Tamullu... Is it an ancient tribe? A faraway star? Or our project? Or even all of these at once? For us Tamullu is a free online gamified platform that allows users to take treasure hunt-like walks around different cities, get rewards for completing these walks and share achievements.
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Funding period
7/17/18 - 8/17/18
Spring '19
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Minimum amount (Start level): 5,000 €

Wooohoo, with this money we will be able to start the 1st Tamullu Research Expedition to deconstruct the travel nightmares and come back with mindful solutions.

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What is this project all about?

"Tourists, go home!" - overtourism became a problem in many European cities, think Amsterdam, Venice or Barcelona. Huge crowds of tourists are storming museums and churches, waiting lines are getting longer and locals feel their cities no longer belong to them.
But we know for sure - travelling is a wonderful thing, enriching both the guests and the hosts. It is just that travel is not a product. You cannot buy "a wonderful weekend in Berlin", but you definitely can have one!
So the only solution to the problem of consumerism in travel is what we call ‘mindful travel’. A mindful traveler discovers new cities in an independent, cherishing and connected way.
As avid travelers ourselves we realise - going into the unknown may be scary and stressful. And what is the safest way to travel? Right, visiting a friend is always great.

That is why we decided to develop Tamullu - an app that will show you cities as if a friend is walking by your side. Taking you to the side streets and bringing to your attention details of ordinary life. Explaining those "cultural differences" and taking you fears away.

So let's turn tourists into guests. Together.

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

We believe that everyone can go on a walk with Tamullu - a visitor, a newcomer or a local, no matter of what age, gender or origin.

But before making Tamullu available to you we want to test the solutions we offer. And we will test them in the field!

The 1st Tamullu Research Expedition will last 10 days. We will go where you send us, face all the city travel challenges and afterwards analyze what we'd learn. With this knowledge we will start building the Tamullu app, made for mindful travelers. For you.

Why would you support this project?

We do not believe in numbers, we believe in people!
That is why we are here, on Startnext, and not knocking on the doors of banks and investors.

Do you share our passion for travels? Do you believe in the future where people live and travel in a more independent, cherishing and connected way? Do you have own ideas how to make travel better for the guests and the locals?
Then you are a natural Tamullian!

To build Tamullu we have to know how you travel, what are the difficulties you experience on city trips and which kind of guidance you are missing in the universe of city travels. So get in touch and tell us about your travels - their scariest or funniest moments, the most surprising or satisfying experiences. Dr. Ullu is listening! *

Every trip is different as every traveler is. Therefore we want to make Tamullu social by design - you will choose which features come into the app, how the design will look like and where the Tamullu research will be held.

Become a fan and get updates per e-mail!

* You can reach Dr. Ullu on WhatsApp (+49 163 8801846), Facebook, or Instagram

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?

Getting to know our crowd (no money needed)
★ Every day

1st Tamullu Research Expedition (5K goal)
★ 1.10 - 10.10.2018

Create a prototype app (stretch goal)
★ March ‘19

  • Create Berlin Pin Collection
  • Sketch Point & Reward Structure
  • Get Insight to Berlin Environment - clarify business strategy

Launch in Berlin (stretch goal)
★ May ‘19

Who are the people behind the project?

Katie aka Ekaterina Chikhun: The Chaos Ruler
M.A. Development Economics and International Studies. Sharing Economy Expert
Hitchhiked China solo for 5K km

Den aka Den Ledenev: The Adventurous Artist
Diploma in Graphic Design. Game-addicted Master of Brush, Pencil and Photoshop.
Proposed to his wife on a foreign soil

Julie aka Iuliia Ledeneva: The Eccentric Observer
M.A. Management. Social Media Animal.
Did not let a cancelled hotel reservation spoil her 1st solo abroad trip

Marie aka Maria Mitiureva: The Whole-Hearted Researcher
Diploma in International Economics. Attentive Listener and Scrupulous Analyst.
Once escaped a Taiwanese typhoon on a scooter


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