Today we’re talking to Dan Fennessy, the founder of Party with a Local; an innovative app that allows you to find locals to party with (pretty self explanatory). One of our primary goals at Oh Hey World is to connect like-minded people with each other. Being a co-founder of a tech company in the travel industry, one of my personal interests is learning more about other entrepreneurs building travel tech companies, which is how I came across Dan in the first place. We exchanged a few comments on Tnooz, that led to an email thread, and now we’re here sharing his story on Oh Hey World.
If you’re keen to connect with Dan further, you can find his current location on his OHW profile.
Here we go…
1) What do you do?
I’m the Founder of Party with a Local, a free App that connects travellers and locals who want to party. It’s a bit like Couchsurfing, without the couch. I work with two developers who do the App & API. I do pretty much everything else — strategy, biz dev, marketing, community management, events, blogging, etc.
2) Why do you do what you do?
I’m very social and love to meet new people. I love to travel and discover new places. I also like to party. I think Party with a Local is a basically a natural extension and expression of who I am.
3) What are you most excited about right now?
I’m excited about building the community of locals and travellers using Party with a Local. It’s working well in a few cities so far, but I’m excited about creating something that can be used by people all over the world. I’m excited by creating something that allows like-minded travellers and locals to connect, to have fun, and share experiences.
4) What’s next for you?
Looking to really push Party with a Local this summer in Europe. Next stop Berlin, other European cities after that, then the world.
5) What’s a cause you’re passionate and why?
The MasterPeace Alchemist Alive Project — ‘Pilgrimage for Peace’. It’s an initiative inspiring individuals to start travelling toward the pyramids in Egypt, meeting local people along the way, and making meaningful connections with them. It’s an effort to bring peace via creating thousands of new intercultural and interfaith friendships. Party with a Local is a partner of this initiative. I really believe that if more and more people around the world can just meet face to face, and get to know each other a bit, it increases cultural understanding and as a result aids world peace from the ground up.
That’s a sentiment we can agree with, that the more people inspired to travel and connect result in a more harmonious future for us all. A big thanks to Dan for sharing his current passions and projects, if you’d like to connect or find out more about Dan or what he’s working on:
We’ll be featuring a number of other travel tech entrepreneurs in the coming weeks as a part of our interview series. If you’re an entrepreneur in the travel vertical and want to be profiled, please sign up for an OHW account and add “travel tech entrepreneurs” as an interest on your profile — then shoot me an email (drew at ohheyworld dot com).