WHAT IS BERGLIN?
Berglin is an ongoing project aimed at creating the first end-to-end digital platform designed to inspire and connect outdoor enthusiasts, find certified outdoor guides and book experiences with local professionals.
The interaction happens via a mobile app. Through safe user registration and the creation of a personal profile, users can access different communities defined according to the disciplines of interest. The first community to be launched will be the rock climbing one, followed by the skiing community.
Each community has a dedicated "find a partner" and "find a professional" functionality through which specific filters are applied to profiles in the vicinity or at specific locations. Moreover, community members can view and register for experiences organized by professionals, alpine institutions or other users.
OUR MISSION AND VISION
What do we aim at?
Our aim is to create a hub to empower communities of outdoor enthusiasts and inspire them to adventure and exploration of new territories and their local realities.
How do we do it?
We bring innovation to the various niches of outdoor activities by providing a digital solution enabling new connections in the real world among adventure-driven people.
Berglin helps assess and find new outdoor companions. Through dedicated rooms for discussions, quality content by professionals and creators, and integrations with environmental bulletins and smart devices for performance and route analytics, we create the go-to space for organizing outdoor activities.
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THE BERGLIN STORY
Development of the Berglin concept, a digital platform for mountaineering and outdoor
In the frame of the 5-month start-up incubation programme, we conceived and expanded the idea of creating a digital space where mountaineers and outdoor enthusiasts can connect with each other, find alpine professionals or organizations, and engage for the organization and realization of outdoor experiences.
Release of the prototype of the Berglin App
We developed the first version of the Berglin mobile app focused on enabling mountaineering enthusiasts to connect with each other, find local guides and pre-organized experiences.
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Launch of Berglin experiences
Inspired by the idea of bringing the Berglin community together, we have organised several series of multi-day climbing experiences.
In partnership with Mapo Tapo and XMountain, we have launched a series of week-long trips combining sailing and climbing in Sardinia, Italy. With PennaValley we have organised climbing workshops in the Val Paennavarie, one of Italy's favourite climbing areas.
Visit the Experiences section of the website for all the upcoming experiences.
FIND A PARTNER
Connect with the right partner for your next outdoor activity or indoor training session.
FIND A GUIDE
Learn new techniques and take on challenging routes with our certified partner guides.
FIND AN ADVENTURE
Explore new territories by selecting pre-organised experiences from our database.
May - Sep 2021
Dec 2021 - 2022
Release of the MVP of the Berglin App
We are working on the first version of the Berglin App, with functionalities focused on the partner search and matching of climbers across locations.
WHO WE ARE
Ludovica works in Branding and Marketing with experience in start-ups across various industries, e.g. Tourism, Hospitality, E-commerce. Her background is highly multidisciplinary, including a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Comparative Linguistics from the University of Zurich and a Master's degree in Innovative Management from ESMT Berlin.
Maria Vittoria works in Project Management with several years of experience in the Insurance and Culture sectors for Digital Transformation and Strategy projects. She has also worked as a researcher and analyst. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics for Art Culture and Communication and a Master's degree in Economics from Bocconi University.
Two sisters with a passion for the mountains and committed to digitising elements of outdoor travel and mountaineering experiences
The idea of Berglin was born in spring 2021 with the aim of facilitating the connection between individuals driven by the spirit of adventure and creating opportunities for personal growth in the exploration of high altitude natural havens and self-challenge.
Both with a 7-year racing career in alpine skiing, when days in the mountains almost alternated with days in the city, we rediscovered the mountains a few years ago as a place to connect with our inner selves and overcome personal boundaries. With Berglin, we want to create a community where to support and empower each other and where knowledge of the territory is conveyed by mountain guides and other outdoor professionals.
Does the idea and mission behind Berglin inspire you?
We are always looking for other smart and passionate people to help us build this challenging project. If you are willing to join this journey or know more about collaboration opportunities, contact us in the form below.