WHAT IS THE CONCEPT BEHIND SEACLICK?
Have you ever spent hours looking for activities to practice, near your home or near the place of your vacations? The goal of Seaclick is to allow you to finally find activities to practice right now, alone or with your family. You just have to choose, pay and enjoy. The main-goal is to make good use of your free time without spending hours looking for activities to do.
TELL US ABOUT YOU, AND HOW YOU GOT HERE?
I’ve met Anthony in College, back in 2004. He was studying IT, and I was studying Marketing. We got on well straight away. We decided to do a partnership in 2007 and then we created our first startup. We’ve learned a lot over the past years working in our respective jobs but also by working together. In 2010, we created a digital strategy agency, and we worked on 700 projects for 5 years. From startup to a big industrial company, we’ve managed several projects such as digital transformation, management of digital reputation and customer acquisition. The agency has been bought in 2016. Meanwhile, we co-authored in 2013 a book named “Stratégie marketing” published by Micro application and distributed by Hachette for 3 years. We’ve both animated conferences about our expertise nearby universities and big companies. For Seaclick, we didn’t need to think about associate.
HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE IDEA?
During all my experience as an entrepreneur, I didn’t have that many vacations. Every time I wanted to travel, I didn’t have that much time to organize my trip whereas I wanted to take full advantages of it, discover and live a lot of experiences. And each time I came into my destination, I was and I’m still surprised to see that it’s always an issue to easily know what to do and practice, at the moment, an activity immediately. Anthony and I had this kind of issue, and we wondered if we were the only concerned. And we realized that we weren’t alone in this situation. This is how the idea came up.
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTORS IN THE DECISIONS MAKING PROCESS REGARDING ACTIVITIES?
80% of French people wait to be in the place of their vacations to book activities. We spend too much time doing the preparation of our vacations than actually live the moment, recording to research. The essentials criterion concerning activities researches is the proximity and the disponibility.
IS ENTREPRENEURSHIP A LIFESTYLE? IS IT FOREVER?
I don’t know if it’s a lifestyle but it’s a real philosophy. Go forward, be positive, resolve a lot of problems and win a lot of victories. Fall, bounce back, persist, readapt, relativize.. A fulfilling and intense life. Forever, certainly, either way, for now, it’s been 11 years and I’m still pleased with it.
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR SEACLICK ?
Become the platform that will allow you to fully enjoy your life, your free time everywhere in France and worldwide without any problems, reservations.
What does this year of incubation at Look Forward mean to you?
I highly recommend Look Forward, it’s the perfect springboard for us. The team is really dynamic and they put their expertise at entrepreneurs service. A full dispositive to boost startups projects: contacts, offices, resources..