Urban Evolution Episode 12: Shrpa: A New Online Source for Travel and Exploration

A Rochester, Minnesota startup is helping to fill a void in community exploration. Shrpa.com connects travelers with self-guided adventures created by locals. It’s a unique online resource that is gaining traction and subscribers. Shrpa.com co-founders Chris Lukenbill and Andy Vig are software developers who met at a co-working space. They both struggled to find a source for new experiences. Not finding a usable platform, they created their own with a long-term vision for Shrpa.com to be the platform for local travel and exploration.

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Andy Vig, Shrpa.com co-founder
Chris Lukenbill, Shrpa.com co-founder
Lukenbill and Vig present at One Million Cups in Rochester, Minnesota
Hannah Angle, Shrpa.com marketing manager