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We meet Olga Plets, co-founder and CEO of CloudGuide, an innovative app for travelers and culture fans, providing official content from museums around the world from a single interface, including such places as Atomium in Belgium, the Belvedere in Austria and the Miro Foundation here in Barcelona. As a passionate traveler herself, Olga is driven to improve the way people discover the world’s local heritage by bringing it to life and promoting cultural interaction in the digital era. Follow CloudGuide on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with all their latest projects.
What is the most unusual request you’ve had?
To pay the client (art festival) so that it used our service. Should be the other way round, shouldn’t it?
What advice would you give to someone who was trying to break into the business?
Think global, see the whole world as opportunities. Do not limit yourself by the borders of the country, of people surrounding you or even your mind. Explore, discover, get to know other people’s views – and you will see that the opportunities are huge. Of course they will tell you “Hey, focus!” and you should, but always having the global picture in mind. You’ll get there.
Strengthen our presence in CloudGuide main hubs (Spain, Austria, Belgium, Germany), launch the US market, open three other countries, fundraise, expand the team, make some noise! And celebrate happily the Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
What is an artwork you would like to have in your living room?
Not a famous one, rather from a local artist. A piece of modern art made of water, stone and wood expressing the role of nature in our lives.
If you could only bring three things to a desert island, what would they be?
Knife, husband, wine – first things that came to my mind.
How would you describe CloudGuide in 80 characters?
The new social digital experience to travel and discover culture in a smart way.
Apple or android? -Apple
Picasso or Miró? Miró
Coffee or tea? Tea, black with fresh mint leaves
Fame or money? Money
Train or plane? Plane, opens the whole world for you
Morning or evening? Evening