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Hipcamp
Location: 570 Union St, San Francisco, California, United States United States
Founded in: 2013
Stage: Revenue generating
Number of employees: 1-5
Short URL: vator.co/hipcamp
Followers (8)
Awards and mentions
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Awarded 2013 Hackbright entrepreneur in residence, winning valuable access to coding mentors and complimentary office space.
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Alyssa Ravasio (CEO) received Github's Lean Product Development scholarship for Femgineer.
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Hipcamp

Find yourself outside.
Startup/business
San Francisco, California, United States United States
http://www.hipcamp.com/
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Company description

Hipcamp is transforming the way people find and reserve campsites. We are combining availability data, descriptions of campgrounds, photos, and the ability to reserve in a single website. If you've tried to reserve a campsite lately, you know the problem we are solving. This market is overripe for disruption, having been dominated by a single private contractor for the past decade but campers and governments alike are thirsty for change. Hipcamp is this change. We have a working beta version live at hipcamp.com and are working with California State Parks. Find yourself outside at hipcamp.com. 


Team
  • Alyssa Ravasio
    Alyssa Ravasio | Founder
    Brining startup mindsets to outdated industries, helping people get outside.
  • Eric Bach
    Eric Bach | Founder
Business model

Our business model is to provide the best campground reservation product on the market while crowdsourcing a valuable data set about the campgrounds we feature. Our multi-stream revenue includes fees per reservation, premium services including on-demand booking, and gear rental / sales.  We are also exploring the multitude of contract opportunities with regional parks, state parks, and eventually national parks.

Competitive advantage

Hipcamp is leveraging the passion of the outdoor community and the capabilities of the Internet to build the most complete and relevant data set about public campgrounds to date. We have built relationships with decision makers at California State Parks and other important agencies, gaining unique insight into issues they are facing and the change they are looking for.  We are entering a market that is ripe with discontent  and thirsty for change