Ohio Startup: Venturepax, Adventurers This Site Is For You INTERVIEW

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast of any kind than there is a one stop place for you called Venturepax. Whether you’re into skydiving, rock climbing, leisurely strolls through the woods, hiking, mountain biking or anything else outdoors, adventuring is always more fun when you can share it with others. It’s fun to brag, share ideas, and of course best practices.

Are you longing for a new adventure? Venturepax is great for that too, there are great ideas from Diving the Florida Springs to climbing up Arthur’s Seat and everything imaginable in between.

There are a few other notable outdoor sites out there but the user experience at Venturepax is appealing and the community is strong.

We got a chance to interview Venturepax. Check out the interview below.

What is venturepax?

Venturepax is a website and mobile app that allows outdoor enthusiasts to capture their adventures, amplify them across multiple digital platforms and be inspired by others’ adventures. Our goal is to become the hub for adventurers to share their experiences. Our declaration at Venturepax is:Today, we declare that sitting inside staring at the television for hours on end is no longer allowed. We believe in the great outdoors and all that it inspires. Our adventures are too great to keep to ourselves, they must be shared.

Adventure is worth sharing.

Who are the founders and what are their backgrounds?
Danny Stull is the Founder and CEO of Venturepax. He graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH in 2007 with a degree in Entrepreneurship. In 2005 he became a whitewater rafting instructor at JH Ranch in Northern California for the summer. He would guide parents/teen and husband/wife groups down the river and watch as their lives changed from being in the outdoors and sharing this experience. This is where he realized he wanted to do something with his life that would help more people get outside. That summer a seed was planted in his heart. That seed has now bloomed into what is today known as Venturepax.
Where are you based?
We are based in downtown, historic Milford, OH. Located right next to the Little Miami River, and Little Miami River Bike Trail. Our office is actually attached to a local adventure retailer named Roads Rivers & Trails.
What problem does Venturepax solve?
Venturepax is trying to capture what is already happening within the outdoor community on a common more relevant platform. People are posting videos to YouTube of themselves hiking or climbing, right next to other people sharing videos about cats making funny faces. Outdoor enthusiasts are tweeting single sentences about their experiences outdoors and posting to Facebook their stories which get lost in the news feed within 30 minutes. Venturepax captures every aspect of a venture (i.e. photos, videos, stories, who you were with, what gear you used, and where you went) all in one simple form, which you can then digitally amplify across all social media platforms. People are already getting outside and already capturing their experiences, we are just making it simple for them to share it.
What is your secret sauce?
Many platforms are location and information specific. Instead of trying to capture information about every park, trail, mountain, river, or crag we decided to focus on the stories and experiences that unfold when visiting these places. Our goal at Venturepax is to get more people outside. We truly believe that adventure is worth sharing and that sharing your adventures inspires people to get outside. Focusing on real outdoor experiences shared by real people is what sets us apart from the rest.
Who is your target user?
We call our target users Outdoor Enthusiasts. These people get outside 2-3 times a week whether it’s a walk in the park or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. One thing that sets us apart from many other companies is that we consider ourselves to be Outdoor Enthusiasts and target users for Venturepax.
What’s next for venturepax?
We have been cranking out updates and new features on the site since relaunching only a month ago. Create an account to get access to our Newsletter which has the latest and greatest in Venturepax updates and upcoming features. We also have partners on the site who will start sending out challenges to their followers where you can earn free gear and swag by sharing your ventures.
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